About Laws


Laws (ISSN 2075-471X) is an open access journal, featuring scholarly work which examines critical developments in the substance and process of law and legal systems around the world. Laws encourages legal academics and criminologists to publish their empirical, doctrinal and/or theoretical research in as much detail as possible. Contributions that bridge traditional boundaries and challenge injustices are particularly welcome.

Laws publishes literature reviews, research papers, and short communications as well as Special Issues on a broad range of topical subjects such as gender-based violence, environmental law, and numerous human rights-related topics. The journal encourages authors to submit articles that are under 20,000 words in length including text, footnotes, and other accompanying material. Methodology details should be provided where appropriate so that results can be replicated. Cross-disciplinary research is also accepted.

Scope *

Laws publishes across all relevant fields of research, including but not restricted to:

  • Human rights and law
  • Gender and law
  • Religion and law
  • Media law
  • Refugee law
  • Health law
  • Policy and law
  • Justice
  • International law
  • Economic law
  • Education law
  • Criminal law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Environmental law
  • Family law
  • Business law/corporate law
  • Tax law
  • Criminal justice/Criminology

* The scope reflects the focus of articles published in Laws

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Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Laws will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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