Join me in welcoming the debut of Journal of Open Access to Law, or JOAL. A post on the B-SCREEDS blog at the Legal Information Institute announced the launch:
I’m proud to announce the debut of the Journal of Open Access to Law, a multidisciplinary journal that will publish the work that its title suggests: research related to legal information that is made openly available on the Internet.
Simon Fodden wrote about the new peer-reviewed journal in June, posting about the call for papers for the first issue.
That issue is now available and, true to its subject, is openly accessible at the Journal of Open Access to Law site.
Congratulations to the authors published in the inaugural issue. Congratulations also and thank you to the publishers of JOAL—IDT (Institute of Law and Technology), ITTIG-CNR (Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques), and the *LII (Legal Information Institute)—and to its sponsor, Free Access to Law Movement.
*As a timely aside, readers of JOAL and other content available via the LII—and those who appreciate its leadership in openly accessible law—might consider the LII a worthy recipient of year-end charitable donation.