JOAL 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.
Registration as an author is required in order to submit an article or note.
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Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
Table of Contents
|Open-access research about open-access law|
|Celebrating Gnaeus Flavius and Open Access to Law|
Free and open access to legal information in the digital age
|The Meaning of 'Free Access to Legal Information': A Twenty Year Evolution|
|Graham Greenleaf, Andrew Mowbray, Philip Chung|
|Social Media and the Tyranny of Distance - Pacific Access to Legal Information|
|Lenore Georgina Adeline Hamilton|
Data organization and legal informatics
|A Right to Access Implies A Right to Know: An Open Online Platform for Research on the Readability of Law|
|Michael Curtotti, Eric McCreath|
|Legivoc – connecting laws in a changing world||PDF (English version) PDF (French version)|
|Hughes-Jehan Vibert, Pierre Jouvelot, Benoît Pin|
|Citation Analysis of Canadian Case Law|
Open government data and its applications
|Internet Enhancement of the Role of Civil Society in Promoting the Rule of Law in Transitional States|
|Howard N. Fenton, Brian D. Anderson|
|The rise of the internet and its impact on the openness of the justice system in mainland China: improvements and limitations|
|Opportunities and challenges to free access to law in a changing world: a case of Zimbabwe Legal Information Institute (ZimLII)|
Legal services based on free access to legal information
|Visualizing the law: crisis mapping as an open tool for legal practice|
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