Call for Papers: Journal of Open Access to Law – JOAL
Editors: Tom Bruce (LII, USA), Ginevra Peruginelli (ITTIG-CNR, Italy), Enrico Francesconi (ITTIG-CNR, Italy), Pompeu Casanovas (IDT, Spain)
It is a pleasure to announce the formation of the Journal of Open Access to Law – JOAL a new biannual, open access, peer-reviewed journal in fields related to open access to law and legal information.
JOAL is planning as the first journal of the Free Access to Law community.
The principal aim of JOAL is to provide an international forum for academic research, as well for the professional legal publishing arena. The focus is on the new trends of open access debate on central subject-matters, such as the critical construction of legal information methods, the governance of new legal models of publishing, the relationship between free law and technology, open access to law projects, the technical challenges and economic opportunities of the exploitation of open access to law.
JOAL invites interested academics, academically oriented practitioners, professionals, experts in ICT and law, to submit manuscripts for its first issue to be published in September and presented at the Conference “Law via the Internet” in September 2013.
The manuscripts are expected to cover one or more of the following topics or any other topic related to the main focus of the Journal:
- critical construction of legal information methods;
- governance of new models of legal publishing;
- relationship between open-access legal information and technology;
- projects in open access to law;
- technical challenges and economic opportunities created by open access to law and public sector information;
- economic dimensions of open access to law;
- trends and changes suggested by the globalization of access.
Full paper submission: June 27th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: August 21st, 2013
Camera ready version of paper: August 30th, 2013
Publication: September 2013
Section 1: Free and open access to legal information in the digital age
Graham Greenleaf (University of New South Wales, Sydney and AustLII, Australia)
Jules Winterton (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies-IALS, UK)
Section 2: Data organization and legal informatics
Mariya Badeva (African Legal Information Institute, Africa)
John Joergensen (Rutgers University School of Law, USA)
Section 3: Open government data and its applications
João Alberto de Oliveira Lima (Senado Federal, Brazil)
John Sheridan (National Archives, UK)
Section 4: Legal services based on free access to legal information
Colin LaChance (Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII, Canada)