International Journal of Language & Law (JLL)

Language & Law is a platinum open access scholarly e-journal which offers a forum for research on the interdependence of language and law in all of its facets, from theoretical approaches to practical problems. Submissions are double-blindly peer-reviewed, and published entirely free of charge to authors and readers under a CC-BY license. Its editorial board comprises academics from various fields.


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Language & Law was selected for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) as well as the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS). In November 2018, JLL was one of the first three humanities journals (along with Glossa and Laboratory Phonology) that joined the Free Journal Network (FJN), a scholarly initiative to promote Open Access publishing with strict best practice requirements. Please click the respective emblems on the right side for additional information.

Submission statistics were analysed in detail for 2016–2018: JLL received submissions from six continents, by 1.8 authors on average. The mean duration from submission to editorial decision (turn around) was 52.3 days, after which 53 % of submissions were rejected. 80 % of submissions went through JLL's peer review process, with 3 out of 4 receiving reviews from one scholar each from the fields of law and linguistics.

To contribute to the journal, please see the Submissions page.



Vol 10

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Luis López
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Farah Ali, Carol Ready
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Amanda Izes
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Cornelia Griebel, Nadja Capus
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