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
26 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2014 Last revised: 18 Jun 2015
Date Written: June 16, 2015
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
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