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 6, No 1 (2018)

Table of Contents

Free and open access to legal information in the digital age

Theories of Open Access PDF
Kunle Ola
The use and perceptions of open Access resources by legal academics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa PDF
Elizabeth Moll-Willard

Data organization and legal informatics

e-Courts Project: A Giant Leap by Indian Judiciary PDF
Kshitiz Verma
Automatic Alignment of Multilingual Resources in the Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud PDF
Enrico Francesconi, Peter Schmitz, Fulgencio Sanmartin, Najeh Hajlaoui, Brahim Batouche, Armando Stellato


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ISSN: 2372-7152