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Law and Development Review

Editor-in-Chief: Lee, Y.S.

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Aims and Scope

Law and Development Review (LDR) is a top peer-reviewed journal in the field of law and development which explores the impact of law, legal frameworks, and institutions (LFIs) on development. LDR is distinguished from other law and economics journals in that its primary focus is the development aspects of international and domestic legal orders.

The journal promotes global exchanges of views on law and development issues. LDR facilitates future global negotiations concerning the economic development of developing countries and sets out future directions for law and development studies. Many of the top scholars and practitioners in the field, including Professors David Trubek, Bhupinder Chimni, Michael Trebilcock, and Mitsuo Matsushita, have edited LDR issues and published articles in LDR.

The journal seeks top-quality articles on law and development issues broadly, from the developing world as well as from the developed world. The changing economic conditions in recent decades render the law and development approach applicable to economic issues in developed countries as well as developing ones, and LDR accepts manuscripts on law and economic development issues concerning both categories of countries. LDR’s editorial board includes top scholars and professionals with diverse regional and academic backgrounds.

The LDR is sponsored by the Law and Development Institute. For more information please visit the Institute's website.

The Editor of the LDR, Y.S. Lee, has published a new edition of his book entitled, "Reclaiming Development in the World Trading System". Please follow the link for more information: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/law/international-trade-law/reclaiming-development-world-trading-system-2nd-edition?format=HB


  • Law and development
  • Developing and developed countries
  • International and domestic legal orders
  • Economic and social development

Article formats
Scholarly articles, comments and reviews

Information on Submission Process


Type of Publication:

Scholars, policy makers, practitioners, students interested in law and development broadly

Submission of Manuscripts

Instructions for Authors

Online Submission of Manuscripts

Your benefits of publishing with us

Submission process
Submit your paper via our Online Submission Tool according to LDR Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
  • Peer review process
  • Timely decision on your paper
  • Technical or editorial assistance will be provided on request

Please note
  • All submissions to the LDR should be in English and of the quality expected in a scholarly English-language journal
  • Footnotes should follow Bluenote formatting. For an Endnote template, please follow this address: http://endnote.com/downloads/style/bluebook-law-review
  • 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

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
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Abstracting & Indexing

Law and Development Review is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Clarivate Analytics - Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Clarivate Analytics - Web of Science
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EconBiz
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Gale/Cengage
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
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  • Publons
  • ReadCube
  • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Editorial Information

Yong-Shik Lee, The Law and Development Institute

Senior Editor
Mitsuo Matsushita, University of Tokyo Faculty of Law

Senior Advisor
Michael Trebilcock, University of Toronto Law School

Editorial Board Members
William Alford, Harvard Law School
Douglas Arner, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
Tomer Broude, Faculty of Law and Department of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ha-Joon Chang, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge
Won-Mok Choi, College of Law, Ewha Womans University, Korea
Robert Cooter, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
Diogo Coutinho, University of São Paulo
Melaku Desta, University of Dundee, U.K.
Salim Farrar, University of Sydney Law School
James Gathii, Albany Law School
Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School
Gary Horlick, former head of U.S. Department of Commerce Import Administration
David Kennedy, European Law Research Center, Harvard Law School
Andrew Lang, School of Law, London School of Economics
Chang Hee Lee, School of Law, Seoul National University
Jai S. Mah, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, Korea
Mitsuo Matsushita, University of Tokyo, and former member of the WTO Appellate Body
Petros Mavroidis, Columbia Law School, University of Neuchatel, and CEPR
Bryan Mercurio, Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Law
Junji Nakagawa, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
Andreas Neef, University of Auckland, Development Studies
Colin Picker, University of New South Wales Faculty of Law
Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, International Development Group
Dani Rodrik, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Susan Rose-Ackerman, Law School and Department of Political Science, Yale University
Alvaro Santos, Georgetown University Law Center
Alan O. Sykes, Stanford Law School
Yasuhei Taniguchi, Kyoto University, and former member of the WTO Appellate Body
Veronica Taylor, University of Washington School of Law
Joel Trachtman, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Edwin Vermulst, Partner, Vermulst, Verhaegue, and Graafsma and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of World Trade
Jiangyu Wang, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
Klaus Ziegert, University of Sydney Law School

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