German Arbitration Journal (SchiedsVZ)



Since 2003, the DIS has published the German Arbitration Journal (SchiedsVZ) jointly with the C.H. Beck Verlag. A free subscription to the German Arbitration Journal is included in the DIS membership.

The German Arbitration Journal is the first independent legal journal in Germany to concentrate on the continuously growing – and, for legal counsel, particularly interesting – field of arbitration. It is published bimonthly.

The German Arbitration Journal focuses in particular on the development of arbitration in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. At the same time, it also has regard to developments in arbitration in other countries.

The German Arbitration Journal is oriented toward anyone who is active in the field of arbitration, whether as arbitrator, legal counsel, in-house counsel or academic. Additionally, it is directed to all those with a desire to acquaint themselves more with the forward-looking field of alternative dispute resolution.

Case law on arbitration and arbitral awards are a further major component of the German Arbitration Journal. Current decisions of the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) and the Higher Regional Courts (Oberlandesgerichte) as well as significant decisions of foreign courts are published and commented on, preceded by German- and English-language summaries. In addition, the German Arbitration Journal publishes noteworthy arbitral awards rendered under the auspices of leading arbitral institutions, including the ICC, the DIS, the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

In addition to the focus on arbitration, the content of the German Arbitration Journal is supplemented by material relating to other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (mediation, mini-Trial and last-offer-arbitration, etc.).

In 2022, the SchiedsVZ celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark this occasion, the SchiedsVZ received a new layout of the cover sections: The title page is now tidier and clearer, slimmer and more memorable. The inside of the magazine also presents itself in a new look, with a clearer format and in multicoloured print.

SchiedsVZ: Information for Authors

Please send your manuscripts to the Editorial Board via E-Mail. 


The Editorial Board is responsible for compiling each issue of the SchiedsVZ and reviews all submitted contributions. You will be informed in writing about the decision of the Editorial Board regarding the publication of your contribution. We endeavor to publish all approved-for-print contributions as soon as possible while taking into account the length of the respective issue.

Please consult the DIS Autoren Style Guide while preparing your contribution, as otherwise it will not be taken into consideration in the selection process.

Upon selection of your manuscript for publication, our editors will adapt it to the formal requirements of the journal and correct typographical or other similar errors. You will receive a track-changes version of your manuscript which may also contain suggestions or comments. Once we have received your confirmation of approval of the track-changes version, we will have the galley proof of your contribution prepared and send it on to you for review and final approval for print. You will need to assign your copyright rights to the publisher in order to complete the publication process.

As a contributor, you are entitled to a courtesy copy of the corresponding issue of the SchiedsVZ.

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