Today brought the launch of the Journal of Open Access to Law, an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to promoting international research on the topic of open access to law.

According to the journal’s home page, topics it plans to address include:

  • Critical construction of legal information methods.
  • Governance of new models of legal publishing.
  • The relationship between open-access legal information and technology.
  • Projects in open access to law.
  • The technical challenges and economic opportunities created by open access to law and public sector information.
  • The economic dimensions of open access to law.
  • Trends and changes suggested by the globalization of access.

Principal editors of the journal are Tom Bruce of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, Ginevra Peruginelli and Enrico Francesconi of the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques in Italy, and Pompeu Casanovas of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Articles in the first issue include:

See also Tom Bruce’s blog post about the launch.

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