Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Media Information
Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

Editorial Office for the Rabel Journal:
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht
Mittelweg 187
D-20148 Hamburg

Tel    +49 (0) 40 41900-234
Fax   +49 (0) 40 41900-288

Managing Editor:
Christian Eckl

Editorial Committee:
Christian Eckl, Jens Kleinschmidt, Christoph Kumpan, Klaus Ulrich Schmolke, Kurt Siehr, Wolfgang Wurmnest

Executive Editors:
Holger Fleischer, Reinhard Zimmermann

Anke Schild

Publishing House:
Mohr Siebeck

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The acceptance of a manuscript for publication will be confirmed in writing and under the proviso that the submitted article is not being published or offered for publication elsewhere. By agreeing to publication the author conveys exclusive publication rights to the Mohr Siebeck publishing house.

Submissions are evaluated by a review board (Editorial Committee). The editorial staff strives to complete the evaluative process within a period of three to six weeks. Articles typically comprise 20–30 printed pages, a printed page being made up of approximately 3,000 characters inclusive of empty spaces and footnotes.

Reviews are typically 3–4 printed pages in length with a printed page being made up of approximately 3,500 characters inclusive of empty spaces and footnotes. Books subject to review are sent to the authors from the RabelsZ editorial staff. In general, if the review has not been written, the book must be returned.

As a general rule the language of publication is German, English or French. Submissions must in all instances be provided to the editorial staff in electronic form as a WORD document. Please also observe our stylesheet with Instructions for authors or the Instructions for reviewers. The editorial office reserves the right to revise manuscripts accordingly.