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Issues in Legal Scholarship

Editor In Chief: Charanjit Singh

Your benefits:

  • Cutting-edge legal and policy research
  • In-depth discussions on pressing topics led by top-notch scholars
  • Emerging issues of great significance
  • Rapid online publication times

Issues in Legal Scholarship presents cutting-edge criminological, legal and policy research. The journal seeks to address emerging issues of great significance, offering ongoing scholarship of interest to a wide range of readers. Online publication makes it possible for other researchers to find the best and latest quickly, as well as to join in further discussion. Online peer-reviewed symposia systematically address emerging issues of great significance and offer ongoing scholarship. Each symposium is a living forum with ongoing publications and commentaries. Issues in Legal Scholarship is edited by academics across the world ranging from the UK, Australia and faculty from the UC Berkeley Law School. Recent contributors include scholars from Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, Chicago, and Stanford.

The journal’s emphasis on interdisciplinary work and legal theory extends to topics such as:
  • same-sex marriage
  • the reformation of American administrative law
  • catastrophic risks

Article formats
Editorials, Research articles

> Information on submission process

Journal Metrics

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Content available since 2001 (Volume 1, Issue 1)

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Currently, we do not take any new submissions.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Short turnaround times with rapid online publication
  • Accepted papers are promptly published online
  • High quality single blind peer-review
  • Free publication of color figures both in online and print editions and no page charges
  • Optional open access publication
  • Every article easily discoverable because of 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 support
Submission process
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
  • Publication online and in print
Please note
  • Submissions can include updates to research already published in a particular field by revisiting a well-known legal opinion or statute, or by discussing an important legal issue
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Instruction for Authors, Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
  • 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!

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
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Charanjit Singh, Head of the Department of Law and Finance, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Editorial Board:
Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Felicity Gerry QC, Chair of Research, School of Law - Charles Darwin University, Australia
Simon N.M. Young, Faculty of Law, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

Junior Associate Editors
Vishal Vora, PhD Candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

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