Laws is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of legal systems, theory, and institutions, published quarterly online by MDPI. 
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
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  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 19.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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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Special Issue in Laws
Business, Human Rights and Sustainable Development Guest Editor: Mara Tignino
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Laws
Privacy and Security during the Times of the Corona-Pandemic Guest Editor: Klaus Schmidt
Deadline: 20 August 2021
Special Issue in Laws
Ambitions and Critiques of Restorative Justice Post COVID-19 Guest Editor: Theo Gavrielides
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Special Issue in Laws
The European Union and the Law of the Sea Deadline: 15 September 2021
Topical Collection in Laws
Disability Human Rights Law Collection Editor: Anna Arstein-Kerslake
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