Launch of AsianSIL Voices: the Blog of the Asian Society of International Law

We are pleased to announce the launch of AsianSIL Voices: the Blog of the Asian Society of International Law. The broad purposes of the blog are to promote dialogue and discussion of all aspects of international law, ranging from current developments to the history and theory of the discipline. We welcome unsolicited contributions from academics, practitioners, and researchers of international law. We particularly encourage submissions from Asia and on topics concerning Asia.

While the Blog focuses on Asia, it also welcomes contributions from scholars anywhere in the world on topics of general interest to international lawyers. The Blog will operate in close collaboration with the Asian Journal of International Law, the Journal of the Society, and will be published on the Cambridge University Press platform.

Blog entries will be announced through the Asian SIL social media.

Instructions to Contributors

Contributions should follow these guidelines:


In general, contributions should be of 1500 words long.  However, we also welcome shorter blogs of 800 words, and occasionally we may consider publishing longer contributions, in one or more parts.


Currently, we only accept contributions in English. However, we plan to expand our capacity in future to consider contributions in other languages.

Mode of citation

The contributions should not contain footnotes. The references that are available on the internet should be hyperlinked and those unavailable should be put in parentheses. The headings and sub-headings should be put in bold and should be left unitalicized. Contributors should avoid longer quotes. Quotes should be put within double inverted comma. If used, quotes that are more than 40 words long should be put as a separate paragraph, and within double inverted comma.


Contributions may use any font. The lines should be single-spaced. The paragraphs should not be indented.

Short Bio

Contributors are requested to send a short bio (one or two sentences) and a photo along with their contribution. The author’s bio or profile may be hyperlinked to the name of the author.

File Format

Submissions should be in Word (.docx) format.


Submissions may be made to:

Review Process

All contributions are judged on their merit. All contributions are reviewed by the Blog’s editorial team, and contributors may be asked to revise their submissions or reject them. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism. Contributions must be submitted exclusively to AsianSIL Voices. Published contributions may be reposted on other platforms only with the permission of the the Blog’s editorial team.