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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  • Kimberly Kessler Ferzan,
  • John Oberdiek
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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0.526 (2021)
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0.930 (2021)
Five year impact factor
61 days
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97,382 (2021)

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    • Published: 10 September 2022
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This journal has 68 open access articles

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