Journal of Open Access to Law

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 2, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents

Free and open access to legal information in the digital age

Facilitating Access to Legal Information by Self-Represented Litigants: An Exploratory Case Study of the People’s Law Library of Maryland PDF
Ursula Gorham

Data organization and legal informatics

Evolution and Future Trends of Copyright in Nigeria PDF
Kunle Ola

Open government data and its applications

Free access to online legislation ia a federation: Achievements of Australian Governments and issues remaining PDF
Michael Rubacki
Preliminary Notes on Open Data Licensing PDF
Stefano Leucci

Legal services based on free access to legal information

Cooperative Blogging and Access to Law PDF
Simon Fodden

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ISSN: 2372-7152