Law and Philosophy serves as a forum for the publication of work in law and philosophy that is of common interest to individuals in the disciplines of jurisprudence and legal philosophy. The journal publishes articles that use all approaches in both fields. In addition, it publishes work in any of the major legal traditions, including common law, civil law, and the socialist tradition.

The editors of Law and Philosophy encourage papers that exhibit a philosophical reflection on the law and that are also informed by a solid knowledge of the law. Moreover, they encourage legal analysis informed by sound philosophical methods and principles.

  • Publishes papers that exhibit a philosophical reflection on the law informed by a knowledge of the law
  • Publishes legal analysis informed by philosophical methods and principles
  • Features work in all of the major legal traditions
  • Serves as a forum for the publication of work in law and philosophy

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Kimberly Kessler Ferzan,
  • John Oberdiek
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

0.542 (2018)
Impact factor
0.702 (2018)
Five year impact factor
47 days
Submission to first decision
26 days
Acceptance to publication
50,466 (2018)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-0522
Print ISSN
0167-5249
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  14. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
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