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Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies joins Oxford University Press

5 December 2011

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to publish the Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies (JRLS).

The Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies is a law journal dedicated to in-depth discussions of recent important studies concerning the field. The journal fills a gap in the current legal literature by offering a platform for critical discussion of influential research projects.

Professor Barak Medina, Dean of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said: “When The Hebrew University Faculty of Law established the JRLS in 2009, we were confident that there was a need for a journal that supplied detailed discussions of sustained research projects in legal theory, and that our faculty was up to the task of satisfying this need. We are delighted about this co-operation with OUP, which will allow us to take the journal to the next stage. Working together with this leading publisher—now a co-owner of the title—will allow the JRLS to take its place as a leading publication on an international level.”

Each issue covers symposia on a book or a research project. The published version includes comments and a response by researcher, initial versions of which are discussed in person at the symposia.

The JRLS features books and research projects in all areas of legal theory and practice. The projects discussed are chosen by the editors based on their importance, theoretical significance, interest, and influence. The journal ensures that comments reflect and encourage critical examination of the work, both from within the relevant sub-discipline, and from related fields.

Rhodri Jackson, Law Publisher for OUP, said: “The passion and commitment of the Hebrew University to making the JRLS a success was clear to us, and we immediately wanted to be a part of the publication. OUP has taken 50 per cent ownership of the JRLS because we believe in the venture and the unique contribution the JRLS is making to this field.

“The JRLS isn’t just an excellent fit with OUP’s existing legal theory titles; it’s a reaffirmation of our continuing commitment to experimenting and innovating with new publishing models in the law and pushing the boundaries of what makes a legal ‘journal’. We expect the JRLS to be a huge success and look forward to facilitating the journal’s growth.”

All JRLS content will be freely available online in 2012.

Visit the journal website for more information, including print subscriptions, article submission guidelines, and how to register for free content-alerting services:

For more information, please contact:
Rhodri Jackson, Publisher, Law
Oxford Journals
Oxford University Press
+44 (0)1865 353510

Notes to editors

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