Aims and scope


The primary aim of the Legal Issues Journal is to disseminate knowledge which contributes to improving justice – free from commercial considerations.

The Journal publishes original research in law; as well as inter-disciplinary research at the intersection of law and other disciplines, including genetics, biosciences, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience and medicine. 

The Journal publishes original papers, case comments, short reports, debates and book reviews. The Journal also provides important news and interpretation on changes in the legal world and coming trends affecting law, lawyers, and society. Contribution to the society, nationally and internationally, is the focus of LIJ.

In the area of law and genetics and law and biosciences, we welcome papers on ethical, legal and societal implications of genetic science and of biosciences in general, including discrimination (employment, insurance genetic/bioscience, setc.); genetic data protection and privacy; and commercialisation of genetic research.




LIJ is published twice a year, in January and July. Accepted papers are published online upon being accepted (First View), and then formatted and published in Issues. Generally, each Issue will contain 4-6 articles, 1-2 case comments, and 1-2 book reviews, making about 44,000-55,000 words in total.


What we publish

Traditional publications


Full papers (research and reviews), including Preregistered Research Articles

For Preregistered Research Articles read more here.


Case comments / Short reports


Debate articles (and short Opinions)

LIJ publishes responses to papers appearing in previous issues, and authors of the original paper will be given the opportunity for simultaneous response.


Book reviews


Talk publications

We publish in video format any work that we would accept for traditional publishing.  

Gain writing and publishing skills

Become a reviewer

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Gain oral communication (public speaking) skills