Key facts about Legal Issues Journal



It is not-for-profit

All the work is carried out on a pro-bono basis by leading academics and practitioners


Makes work available on Open Access for a nominal fee

This is made possible due to the management of the Legal Issues Journal being subsidised by the UKLSA – The UK Law and Society Association and TAGC – The Accessible Genetics Consortium.


Enjoys a diverse editorial board from across the globe

The Legal Issues Journal has:

    • a multi-disciplinary editorial board, composed of world-leading researchers in a number of fields, including Law, Ethics, Psychology, Genetics, Sleep, and Human Development.
    • representation from both practice and academia.
    • a multi-national editorial board; in the order of joining, countries of editors include The UK, The USA, The Russian Federation, Columbia, the United Arab Emirates, India, Albania, Bulgaria, China, Italy, and Nigeria.


Follows a double-blind peer review process

This is to minimise subconscious biasses and any other potential influences.


Adheres to Ethical standards

Key management and editorial board members of the journal are experts on Ethics and serve as Head of Ethics in a number of Universities and other boards.



The Journal began in 2011 as the UK Law Student Review. In order for the name to better reflect the Journal’s aim, mission, and cross-border coverage, it was renamed Legal Issues in 2015.

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