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 5, No 1 (2017): Special Issue on "Journées européennes d'informatique juridique 2016"

Editors: Enrico Francesconi, Ginevra Peruginelli, Jean Gasnault, Sumi Saint-Auguste

Table of Contents

Foreword : De 2004 à 2020 – Les journées européennes d'informatique juridique – Un véhicule exploratoire qui évolue dans un univers numérique en expansion toujours plus rapide PDF
Philippe Lortie

Free and open access to legal information in the digital age

Quelles perspectives pour l’Open Access en sciences juridiques après la loi « République numérique » ? PDF
Lionel Maurel
Méthodologie de co-rédaction des textes réglementaires relatifs à la dématérialisation de procédure PDF
Cindy Kus

Open government data and its applications

Gaining Momentum. How ECLI Improves Access to Case Law in Europe PDF
Marc Van Opijnen

Data organization and legal informatics

L'open data et l'open source, des soutiens nécessaires à une justice prédictive fiable ? PDF
Michael Benesty

Legal services based on free access to legal information

openlaws.eu – Building Your Personal Legal Network PDF
Clemens Wass


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ISSN: 2372-7152