About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Legal Research Methodology publishes scholarly articles which focus upon the discussion and dissemination of ideas related to legal research methods and methodology. Legal research takes many forms, and yet the methods of legal research rarely receive self-conscious attention. This journal provides an outlet for articles exploring, critiquing, expounding, or delineating particular methodological approaches to legal study. The Journal publishes articles related to any kind of legal research methodology, including novel or experimental, from any perspective.

Peer Review Process

All submissions will be reviewed first by an editor for suitability and quality. Submissions will then be subject to blind peer review by at least two reviewers.

Publication Frequency

The Journal aims to publish two issues per year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Articles are licenced with a CC BY Attribution 4.0 International Licence. 

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Journal History

The Journal of Legal Research Methodology (JLRM) publishes scholarly articles which focus upon the discussion and dissemination of ideas related to legal research methods and methodology. Legal research takes many forms, and yet the methods of legal research rarely receive self-conscious attention. This journal provides an outlet for articles exploring, critiquing, expounding, or delineating particular methodological approaches to legal study. The Journal publishes articles related to any kind of legal research methodology, including novel or experimental, from any perspective.

Call for Papers: 2021 Inaugural Issue

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