The Journal of European Tort Law (JETL) is the first law review to be dedicated to the important and dynamic area of European tort law. It aims to contribute to the analysis and development of tort law in Europe by the publication of scholarly articles, comments and reviews. Its focus is primarily comparative, but it also publishes analyses of the tort law of single legal systems where the subject matter is of sufficient interest to the Journal’s general readership. Comparative analyses of non-European systems from the perspective of European tort law also appear from time to time. The Journal embraces all scholarly perspectives, including economic analysis of law and socio-legal studies. Its subject matter is both substantive tort law, including its place in the general law of obligations, and the wider tort system, including its practical operation and its relationship with such institutions as private and social insurance.

The Journal is published three times a year. All contributions to the JETL must be approved by the Editorial Board following a formal process of double blind peer review. Members of the Editorial Board are: Ken Oliphant as General Editor (Bristol University), Ernst Karner (ETL, ECTIL and Vienna University), Bernhard A. Koch as Deputy General Editor (Innsbruck University) and Christiane Wendehorst (Vienna University).

Further information, including subscription details and instructions for authors, is available on the JETL website.


Journal of European Tort Law
De Gruyter (Berlin/Boston)
ISSN: 1868-9612
e-ISSN 1868-9620


Publication details
Language: English
Type: Journal
Frequency: 3 issues per year
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For authors
Articles, comments and reviews should be submitted for consideration to submissions(at)
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