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Cambridge University Press Partners with German Law Journal at W&L Law

Prof. Russ MillerRussell Miller

Cambridge University Press and the editorial board of the German Law Journal are pleased to announce that they will partner in the publication of the journal from 2019.

Founded 19 years ago by Washington and Lee law professor Russell A. Miller and Peer C. Zumbansen, the German Law Journal is a dynamic and engaging forum for legal research from a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective, including coverage and commentary on developments in German, European, and International jurisprudence.

Articles published in the Journal typically receive 1,500 downloads in the first month of publication. Publishing eight issues per year, the Journal is the top-ranked European law journal globally according to Washington and Lee School of Law’s prestigious journal ranking, as well as the fourth-ranked European law journal on Google Scholar.

Fundamental to the Journal’s success has been its commitment, from the very beginning, to opening up access to scholarship and research.  The German Law Journal pioneered this approach; the Journal’s content has always been freely available online and will continue to be freely available on Cambridge Core.

“The exciting new partnership with Cambridge University Press is as unique as the Journal itself,” said Miller.  “The German Law Journal remains an independent open-access platform for innovative legal research. But it will now benefit from Cambridge’s unrivaled competence in production, publication, and the promotion of our authors’ work.  There is much to be gained on both sides, especially as the publishing industry continues to evolve.  This partnership positions the German Law Journal for success and relevance for another generation.”

Ella Colvin, Director of Publishing, Academic at Cambridge University Press, said, “We are excited to embark on our first fully Open Access venture in law with the highly-respected and ground-breaking German Law Journal and look forward to a genuine collaboration with its energetic editorial team.”

As they have for the last decade, W&L law students will continue to provide editorial support and also assist in the production and administration of the Journal.