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Public Procurement Law Review
Public Procurement Law Review
ISSN: 0963-8245
Published by: Sweet & Maxwell
Last Release: Jul 2018 / Next Release: Sep 2018
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Public Procurement Law Review provides up-to-date information and analysis on public procurement law in the European Union and the UK, as well as comprehensive coverage of international developments (GPA, UNCITRAL Model Law, country case studies etc).  

Topics covered in depth in 2012 included:

The European Union

  • EU rules on changes to concluded contracts - full-length articles on
    - the current law and its practical implications
    - implications of the Commission’s proposals for new legislation
  • In-house procurement and other “public-public” procurement arrangements –  implications of the Commission’s proposals for new legislation
  • “Fair trade” and environmental considerations in public procurement – impact of the Commission v Netherlands case
  • Innovation in public procurement – how it fits with the legal rules
  • New UK case law on applying award criteria in practice
  • New UK legislation on social and environmental issues in procurement


  • The new rules on framework agreements under the UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement 2011
  • General review of the new UNCITRAL Model Law 2011
  • The new WTO Agreement on Government Procurement
  • The above were all written by senior officials of UNCITRAL and the WTO to provide the most reliable, up to date and in-depth information
  • Procurement remedies – articles on South Africa and Ethiopia

Topics to be covered in 2013 include:

The European Union

  • Special editions devoted to the progress and outcome of the Commission’s proposals for:
    - a new directive on concessions
    - a new public procurement directive
    - a new utilities procurement directive
  • Detailed analysis of ALL new procurement case law of the Court of Justice of the EU and UK national courts
  • Public procurement and state aid


  • SME policy in public procurement
  • New developments in World Bank policy on public procurement
  • New work of UNCITRAL on public-private partnerships


  1. Papers must be in English.
  2. Articles for consideration should be sent to Professor Sue Arrowsmith, School of Law, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD Email: Sue.Arrowsmith@nottingham.ac.ukThe preferred length for articles is between 1,000 and 10,000 words although longer articles will beconsidered. Contributors should specify the number of words in their article. Hard-copy submissionsare not required and all submissions must be sent in Word format.
  3. P.P.L.R. is a refereed journal. Submission for the Articles section is subject to peer review, and will be accepted only after the review process is completed. We endeavour to complete this process speedily and aim to give a decision on acceptance or rejection within one month, but this cannot be guaranteed. Contributions for the News and Analysis section are not subject to the peer review process.
  4. Much of the News and Analysis section of the Review is written by correspondents, but contributions from others for the News and Analysis section are welcomed. Prospective contributors should consult Professor Arrowsmith before submitting a contribution.
  5. Submission of articles or other contributions will be held to imply that they contain original unpublished work and are not being submitted for publication elsewhere. No liability is accepted for loss or damage to material submitted for the Review.
  6. Manuscripts should be typewritten on one side of the paper only, and double spaced (including footnotes) with wide margins. Articles should contain short useful headings. There should be preferably at least two, but not more than four, levels of heading. References to cases and legislation should be in the footnotes, and where possible, a full list of all cases and statutes mentioned, with references as required, should be supplied.
  7. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript arabic numerals.
  8. Cross references should not be to page number but to the text accompanying a particular footnote.
  9. Authors should state clearly the biographical information which is to appear in the Review. An address for delivery of proofs must be supplied.
  10. Proofs will be sent to authors who undertake to check them and return them to the publisher without delay. One free pdf offprint and two free copies of the journal will be issued to article contributors.
  11. Copyright in all contributions remains with the contributors. The publishers acquire publication rights.
  12. The current house style guide is at: http://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/academic/ai.aspx#4.
Editor: Professor Sue Arrowsmith

Assistant Editor: Adrian Brown

Reviews Editors: Paula Bordalo Faustino and Annamaria La Chimia

Editorial Board:
Robert Anderson
Joël Arnould
Roger Bickerstaf
Dr Peter Braun
Kate Creelman
Cao Fuguo
Dr Aris Georgopoulos
Professor Laurence W. Gormley
Paul Henty
Dr Totis Kotsonis
Páll Rúnar M. Kristjánsson
John Linarelli
Colin Maund
David McGowan
Patrick McGovern
Caroline Nicholas
Hans Joachim Prieß
Ben Raymen
Susie Smith
Peter-Armin Trepte
Dr Ping Wang
Rhodri Williams
Laura Wisdom
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