Jahrbuch des öffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart
Edited by Oliver Lepsius, Angelika Nußberger, Christoph Schönberger, Christian Waldhoff, and Christian Walter
The Yearbook of Contemporary Public Law (JÖR) was founded in 1951. It still stands in the great tradition of Georg Jellinek and Gerhard Leibholz and was edited by Peter Häberle for more than thirty years. In times of an extensive electronic availability of legal sources, its goal has shifted to becoming more a platform for discourse rather than an information medium. This is taken into account in a key topic which changes each year as well as a section on debates about a controversial subject. In the past years, these subjects included “Constitutional Identities,” “Elections,” “Migration” and also “Undoing Past Wrongs” as well as debates on the “New Administrative Jurisprudence,” the “European Community Jurisprudence,” “Gender Studies” and recently the “Corona Pandemic.” Articles and essays as well as reports and analyses of constitutional developments in and outside of Europe are regular features of the Yearbook as are “Portraits and Recollections” of the history of science and the humanities and its actors. Authors from Germany and abroad are given the opportunity to present their views on these subjects.
Individual contributions from Volume 55 (2007) onwards are now also available digitally.
Information on how to publish in the JöR (Yearbook of Public Law) and who to get in touch with to submit a manuscript can be found here: Manuscripts and editorial queries
ISSN: 0075-2517 / eISSN: 2569-4103 - Suggested citation: JöR