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Journal of Tort Law

Founded by Coleman, Jules

Editor-in-Chief: Robinette, Christopher

Editorial Board: Geistfeld, Mark A / Goldberg, John / Perry, Ronen / Sharkey, Catherine M. / Witt, John / Zipursky, Benjamin

CiteScore 2017: 0.20

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.139
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.186

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    Your benefits
    • Methodological pluralism
    • Interdisciplinary perspectives
    • Top international reviewers
    • Ahead of print publishing

    Aims and Scope

    The Journal of Tort Law aims to be the premier publisher of original articles about tort law. JTL is committed to methodological pluralism. The only peer-reviewed academic journal in the U.S. devoted to tort law, the Journal of Tort Law publishes cutting-edge scholarship in tort theory and jurisprudence from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives: comparative, doctrinal, economic, empirical, historical, philosophical, and policy-oriented. Founded by Jules Coleman (Yale) and some of the world's most prominent tort scholars from the Harvard, Fordham, NYU, Yale, and University of Haifa law faculties, the journal is the premier source for original articles about tort law and jurisprudence.

    • Comparative, doctrinal, economic, empirical, historical, philosophical, and policy-oriented analyses of issues in or related to tort law
    • European Tort Law
    • Comparative Law
    • Foreign and International Law

    Article formats
    Scholarly articles, comments and reviews

    Online Submission of Manuscripts


    Type of Publication:

    Researchers and practitioners interested in tort law

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Online Submission of Manuscripts

    Your benefits of publishing with us
    • Wide abstracting and indexing
    • Broad topics
    • Top scholars and reviewers
    • Every article easily discoverable because of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
    • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    • Professional sales and marketing activities
    Submission process
    • Submit your paper via our Online Submission Tool according to JTL Style Guidelines
    • Peer review process
    • Decision on your paper
    • In case of any problems editorial assistance will be provided
    Please note

    • All submissions to the JTL should be in English of the quality expected in a scholarly English-language journal
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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    Two issues/year
    Content available since 2006 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
    ISSN: 1932-9148

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    Editorial Information

    Christopher Robinette
    , Widener University

    Senior Editors
    Mark Geistfeld, New York University
    John Goldberg, Harvard University
    Ronen Perry, Haifa University
    Catherine Sharkey, New York University
    John Witt, Yale University
    Benjamin Zipursky, Fordham University

    Founding Editor
    Jules Coleman

    Advisory Board
    Kenneth Abraham, University of Virginia
    Jennifer Arlen, New York University
    Anita Bernstein, Brooklyn Law School
    Guido Calabresi, Yale University (Honorary Member)
    Izhak Englard, Hebrew University
    Richard Epstein, University of Chicago
    George Fletcher, Columbia University
    James Gordley, University of California, Berkeley
    Mark Grady, University of California, Los Angeles
    Gregory Keating, University of Southern California
    Helmut Koziol, Austrian Academy of Sciences
    Saul Levmore, University of Chicago
    David G. Owen, University of South Carolina
    Stephen R. Perry, University of Pennsylvania
    Ariel Porat, University of Tel Aviv
    Robert L. Rabin, Stanford University
    Arthur Ripstein, University of Toronto
    Christopher Schroeder, Duke University
    Anthony Sebok, Cardozo Law School
    Stephen Shavell, Harvard University
    Jane Stapleton, University of Cambridge
    Stephen Sugarman, University of California, Berkeley
    W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University
    Ernest Weinrib, University of Toronto
    Richard W. Wright, Illinois Institute of Technology

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