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 and partially funded by MDPI, resulting in no direct charge to authors.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 28 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 9.3 days (median values for papers published in the first six months 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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2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in Laws
The New Frontiers of Fashion Law Guest Editors: Rossella Esther Cerchia, Barbara Pozzo
Deadline: 1 January 2019
Special Issue in Laws
The Protection of Minorities under International Law Guest Editor: Noelle Higgins
Deadline: 10 January 2019
Special Issue in Laws
Regional Human Rights Regimes and the Protection of Migrants’ Rights Guest Editor: Sylvie Da Lomba
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Special Issue in Laws
New Worlds of Health Law: Biotech, Bioethics, Big Opportunities and Risks Guest Editors: Wendy Bonython, Bruce Baer Arnold
Deadline: 31 May 2019

Topical Collections

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

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