Thursday, 12 November 2009

Technology law - legal journals with free full text articles

Here are some English law / international law journals I’ve found so far which deal with legal issues relating to technology / computers / internet / communications, and which are available free in full text electronic form (alphabetical order):

  • IFOSSLR – International Free & Open Source Software Law Review – see my overview / review of IFOSSLR written shortly after its launch earlier in 2009
  • IJCLP - International Journal of Communications Law and Policy.
  • JILT – Journal of Information, Law & Technology (from Warwick University, who also have free online electronic law journals on other subjects, see
  • Policy and Internet - "the first multi-disciplinary academic journal to investigate the policy implications of the Internet", edited by the Oxford Internet Institute, added 9 Dec 2009 - free guest access on filling in a form.
  • SCL website – the UK Society for Computers and Law. Their journal’s articles are online; some are accessible to members only, but others are freely available, and podcasts or videos of some of their talks (which I’ve mentioned previously) are released under Creative Commons.
  • SCRIPTed – “a journal of law, technology and society”
  • Surveillance & Society - "the international, interdisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal of Surveillance Studies", added 9 December 2009.

The following e-journal is not specialist, but has occasional coverage of technology / computer law or of related issues:

There’s a very comprehensive listing of fulltext electronic law journals on the Internet covering all sorts of jurisdictions and subject areas, at Cambridge University’s Faculty of Law site (my alma mater!).

That page also mentions another site with a facility for full text search of legal ejournals.

Have I missed anything?

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