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

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Kevin D. Ashley,
  • Trevor Bench-Capon,
  • Giovanni Sartor
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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73 days
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228 days
Submission to acceptance
97,676 (2019)
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1572-8382
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