Is there still a place for a 'Yearbook' of International Law? Viewed as no more than an annually published volume of scholarship, one would surely answer in the negative. There is no shortage of excellent law journals, including journals focused on international and comparative law. It is thus doubtful that any quality article published in a yearbook would have failed to find a good home elsewhere. With even relatively obscure law journals readily available in electronic form at minimal cost and with maximum ease, the case for a yearbook is surely weak if predicated simply on the importance of disseminating international legal scholarship. It does not follow, however, that the yearbook is without value.
Hathaway, James C. "The Value of Year Books of International Law." Preface to Aust.Y.B.Int'l.L. 27 (2008): i-ii.