Laws

Laws is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on legal systems, theory, and institutions, published bimonthly online by MDPI. 
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusESCI (Web of Science)RePEcvLex Justis, CanLII, Law Journal Library, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q1 (Law)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 29.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 1.2 (2022)
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Topic in Laws, Social Sciences, Societies, World, Climate
Migration and Human Rights in the Age of the Global Compacts Topic Editors: James C. Simeon, Elspeth Guild
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Topic in Inventions, Laws, Sustainability, Technologies
Emerging Technologies, Law and Policies Topic Editors: Esther Salmerón-Manzano, Francisco Manzano Agugliaro
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Topic in Laws, Societies, Sustainability
Cannabis Legalization in the United States: Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Public Health Implications Topic Editors: Robert Mark Silverman, Kelly Patterson
Deadline: 31 January 2025
Topic in Behavioral Sciences, Brain Sciences, Social Sciences, Laws, Psychology International
The Role of Forensic Psychology in Police, Clinical and Investigative Areas Topic Editors: Raúl Quevedo-Blasco, Amparo Díaz-Román
Deadline: 31 March 2025
Special Issue in Laws
Hannah Arendt's Constitutionalism Guest Editors: Roger Berkowitz, Shmuel Lederman
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Laws
Criminal Liability and Global Compliance Guest Editor: Mohamed A. 'Arafa
Deadline: 15 August 2024
Special Issue in Laws
New Horizons in Disability Law: Challenges and Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Post-pandemic World Guest Editor: Antonio Luis Martínez Pujalte
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Topical Collection in Laws
Disability Human Rights Law Collection Editor: Anna Arstein-Kerslake
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