Comparative Constitutional Studies

Comparative Constitutional Studies will launch in 2023 with two inaugural special issues, which explore the theme ‘Constitutionalisms: Identities & Methodologies’.

The first special issue will focus on the variety of constitutional systems and practices found throughout the world (‘Identities’). The second special issue will focus on the variety of approaches to comparative analysis and purposes to which comparativism is put (‘Methodologies’). Read more about Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCS).

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Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Frequency: 2 issues per year

Aims and Scope

Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCS) is an international journal for comparative public law scholarship, publishing two issues per year: one general issue, and one special issue on a specific topic or theme. ‘Constitutional Studies’ is conceived broadly, the scope of which includes constitutional and administrative law scholarship that advances the study of key issues and questions within the field through examining experiences and perspectives from a range of different jurisdictions. Contributions could involve, for example, a detailed study of a practice from a single country that seeks to draw lessons for other countries, or a set of case studies from different countries that seeks to examine similarities and differences with respect to how a particular practice has been developed in a variety of constitutional systems.

CCS aims to facilitate global engagement, collaboration and debate among public law scholars from diverse legal and intellectual traditions. It has a diverse international editorial board comprised of leading academics and jurists and seeks to promote innovative research on topics, perspectives, and research methods that are underrepresented in the field. CCS has a broad disciplinary focus and welcomes legal and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Peer-review Process

All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed.

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General Editors

  • Adrienne Stone, Melbourne Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne
  • Lael K Weis, Associate Professor of Law, University of Melbourne

Book Review Editor

  • Rehan Abeyratne, Professor of Law, Western Sydney University

Comments Editor

  • Erika Arban, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne

Editorial Assistants

  • James Choi
  • Danielle Feng

Editorial Board

  • Daphne Barak-Erez, Supreme Court of Israel
  • Armin von Bogdandy, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
  • Manuel Cepeda, Constitutional Court of Colombia (former President)
  • Philipp Dann, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • David Dyzenhaus, University of Toronto
  • Mark Elliott, Cambridge University
  • Charles Fombad, Pretoria University
  • Yasuo Hasebe, Waseda University
  • Vicki C. Jackson, Harvard University
  • Kate O’Regan, University of Oxford
  • Pablo Riberi, National University Córdoba
  • Cheryl Saunders, University of Melbourne
  • Jiunn-Rong Yeh, National Taiwan University

Submissions and Correspondence

To propose a book review or review essay, or for questions in relation to book reviews and review essays, please email:
To propose a commentary or for questions in relation to comments please email:
For general enquiries, please email:


The Editors of CCS welcome high-quality original scholarly contributions on any topic in comparative public law. CCS publishes standard-length articles (8,000-12,000 words), comments and review essays (5,000-6,000 words), and book reviews (2,000-4,000 words).  Submissions will be subject to double-blind peer review. The Editors reserve the right to reject submissions without review.  Please submit here.

Style/Submissions Guide
Please refer to our submissions guidelines in preparing your manuscript.

Terms of publication

Please complete the Author Information form when you submit your final draft. This captures author details, consent to publish, and outlines the terms of publication. All details must be completed before articles can be accepted for publication.