Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher

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The Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (TOAEP) is an academic publisher specializing in international law and policy. [1] [2] Established in 2010, it is named after Torkel Opsahl,


TOAEP grew out of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) as a research project. It is owned by the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP), an independent international research centre in Brussels, Belgium, [3] but it has editorial independence. [4]

The TOAEP was the first academic e-publisher in international law, publishing both in print and freely online. [5] It has five publication series in international criminal and humanitarian law, and other areas of international law, which are all available online and may be downloaded free of charge. [6] Its publications can also be accessed through the ICC Legal Tools Database and Lexsitus.

TOAEP's Editor-in-Chief is Morten Bergsmo, and it draws on an international team of editors and editorial assistants. TOAEP has published more than 560 authors from around the world. [7] There have been more than 40 reviews of TOAEP books in international law journals and yearbooks since 2010. [8] TOAEP has more than 40,000 subscribers to its new publications. [9]

Some books published by TOAEP

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  1. Dominik Zimmermann (12 April 2011). "Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher".
  2. Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, official web site, at
  3. Centre for International Law Research and Policy, official web site, at
  4. See
  5. It is registered on the Open Access Map, a project which tracks open access resources and organisations at the global level, see
  6. Publications can be downloaded from the TOAEP web page for each publication series (see, for example, or from Lexsitus ( or the ICC Legal Tools Database (
  7. See the alphabetical list of all authors available at There is a separate list of Chinese and Indian authors only at
  8. See the list at
  9. See the general information provided at