Improving Digital Publishing of Legal Scholarship

Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 34, Iss. 2, pp. 119-137

Journal of Things We Like (Lots), Conference -- Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matters, 2014

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-33

26 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2014 Last revised: 18 Jun 2015

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Benjamin J. Keele

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: June 16, 2015

Abstract

Legal scholarship's main mode of formal communication, the law journal article, is mostly stuck in the print publishing model. By adopting some tools and practices made possible by digital communications, legal scholarship can become more accessible, flexible, and interdisciplinary. Instructive examples can be found in the science, technology, engineering, and medicine (STEM) journals. These practices are publishing in HTML and ebook formats, and adopting persistent identifiers for scholarly works.

Keywords: law reviews, legal scholarship, persistent identifiers, altmetrics, digital publishing

Suggested Citation

Keele, Benjamin John, Improving Digital Publishing of Legal Scholarship (June 16, 2015). Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 34, Iss. 2, pp. 119-137; Journal of Things We Like (Lots), Conference -- Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matters, 2014; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2507933

Benjamin John Keele (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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