Laws — Open Access Journal

Laws (ISSN 2075-471X) is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal of legal systems, theory, and institutions, and is published quarterly online by MDPI. 
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) partially funded by institutions through Knowledge Unlatched for a limited number of papers in 2019. Please contact the editorial office before submission to check whether KU waivers, or discounts are still available.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 39.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 11.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2018).
  • Recognition of reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Laws
Securitization and Financial Innovation in a Post Crisis World Guest Editor: Andrea Miglionico
Deadline: 30 July 2019
Special Issue in Laws
Refugees and International Law: The Challenge of Protection Guest Editor: James C. Simeon
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Special Issue in Laws
Feminist Legal Theory in the 21st Century Guest Editor: Margaret Thornton
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Special Issue in Laws
Regional Human Rights Regimes and the Protection of Migrants’ Rights Guest Editor: Sylvie Da Lomba
Deadline: 31 October 2019

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Laws
Disability Human Rights Law Collection Editor: Anna Arstein-Kerslake

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