The Journal of Open Access to Law is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Its purpose is to promote international research on the topic of open access to law.
JOAL provides an international forum for academic researchers as well as for practitioners of open legal publishing. Central topics of concern 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
JOAL is meant to stimulate and promote an interdisciplinary approach to law, relocating classical topics in a new framework at the crossroads of law and history, law and literature, law and philosophy, law and technology, and law and AI.
The Editorial Board invites the submission of essays, topical article, comments, critical reviews, which will be evaluated by an independent committee of referees on the basis of their quality of scholarship, originality, and contribution to reshaping legal views and perspectives.