This journal seeks papers that address the development of formal or computational models of legal knowledge, reasoning, and decision making. It also includes in-depth studies of innovative artificial intelligence systems that are being used in the legal domain, and gives space to studies addressing the legal, ethical and social implications of the use of artificial intelligence in law. It welcomes interdisciplinary approaches including not only artificial intelligence and jurisprudence, but also logic, machine learning, cognitive psychology, linguistics, or philosophy.

In addition to original research contributions, this journal welcomes book reviews as well as research notes posing interesting and timely research challenges.

  • Contains information on theoretical or empirical studies in AI, cognitive psychology, jurisprudence, linguistics, or philosophy
  • Addresses the development of formal or computational models of legal knowledge, reasoning, and decision making
  • Includes in-depth studies of innovative artificial intelligence systems that are being used in the legal domain
  • Features studies that address the ethical and social implications of the field
  • Ranked in the top quartile for AI journals on the SCImago Journal Ranking

Journal information

  • Kevin D. Ashley,
  • Trevor Bench-Capon,
  • Giovanni Sartor
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

73 days
Submission to first decision
183 days
Submission to acceptance
97,676 (2019)

Latest issue

Volume 28

Issue 1, March 2020

Special Issue Title: Evidence and Decision Making in Law

Latest articles

  1. Authors (first, second and last of 9)

    • Michał Araszkiewicz
    • Ilaria Angela Amantea
    • Seyedeh Sajedeh Salehi
    Content type: Conference Report
  2. Authors (first, second and last of 5)

    • Faraz Dadgostari
    • Mauricio Guim
    • Daniel N. Rockmore
    Content type: Original Research Open Access
This journal has 35 open access articles

Journal updates

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

View all updates


Note this is only the net price. Taxes will be calculated during checkout.
  • Immediate online access with complete access to all articles
  • Downloadable in PDF format
  • Subscription expires 12/31/2020


About this journal

Electronic ISSN
Print ISSN
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. ACM Digital Library
  2. CNKI
  3. DBLP
  4. EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source
  5. EBSCO Book Review Digest Plus
  6. EBSCO Computer Science Index
  7. EBSCO Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
  9. EBSCO Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
  10. EBSCO Legal
  11. EBSCO Linguistics Abstracts Online
  12. EBSCO OmniFile
  13. EBSCO STM Source
  14. EI Compendex
  16. Emerging Sources Citation Index
  17. Gale
  18. Gale Academic OneFile
  19. Gale InfoTrac
  20. Google Scholar
  21. INSPEC
  22. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  23. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  24. Naver
  25. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  26. PhilPapers
  27. ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  28. ProQuest Central
  29. ProQuest Computer Science
  30. ProQuest Computer and Information Systems Abstracts
  31. ProQuest LISA (Library and Information Sciences Abstracts)
  32. ProQuest Library Science Database
  33. ProQuest Research Library
  34. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  35. ProQuest Social Science Collection
  36. ProQuest Technology Collection
  37. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  38. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  39. SCImago
  40. SCOPUS
Copyright information

Rights and permissions

Springer policies

© Springer Nature B.V.