New Journal: Climate and Development

Earthscan has released a new peer-reviewed journal: “Climate and Development.” 

Published in partnership with the Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), and supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Unfortunately, the cost is $608 for U.S. institutions. Some free content from Voulme 1, Issue 1 is currently available on the journal Web site: 

Climate and Development

http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=29957

hat tip to Joan Policastri.

New journal: European Labour Law Journal

Intersentia Publishing will release the inaugural voluem of European Labour Law Journal later in 2009. No word on subscription price yet. The first issue will publish papers presented at the Future of Labour Law in Europe Conference in June, 2009.

European Labour Law Journal  http://www.intersentia.com/upload/aankondiging%20ELLJ.pdf

About the European Labour Law Journal

The European Labour Law Journal is set to increase and foster the debate on the future of labour law in Europe and to increase the knowledge of labour law.

It aims to better define the role of labour law in Europe and in light of a European Social Model which can provide solutions for the challenges facing the EU and its Member States, requiring a good combination of economic market performance and quality of life, good work and social justice.

In order to contribute to this, the Journal is set to study European labour law in its national, EU and international contexts. Current and future developments in Europe and the world necessitate a fundamental investigation of labour law in the EU and its Member States, and of the basic principles of labour law in Europe.

The Journal fills an existing gap in the academic community. Although there are many national and some internationally oriented labour law journals, none of them specifically addresses the EU as a central focus of attention, including developments of labour law in the EU at the level of the Member States.

Concept

The European Labour Law Journal aims to be a leading academic journal in the area of European labour law and social policy. European labour law is viewed in a wide sense. It includes labour law at the European Union level as well as labour law in the Member States. It also pays attention to developments of labour law at a more global level and its relevance for the EU and its Member States. These various levels are seen as intrinsically connected and mutually interdependent.

The scope of the Journal is confined with:

 

EU labour law and social policy taken in its internal and external dimension;

 

The interaction between EU labour law and Member States’ labour law, including relevant national developments of labour law;

 

Developments of labour law in doctrine and policy at a global level and their relevance for labour law in Europe;

 

Cross-disciplinary developments relating to social policy and industrial relations and their relevance for labour law in Europe.

Attention is paid to developments at the level of policy, legislation, case law as well as academic doctrine.

Table of Contents Service for Spanish Journals

The information portal of the Government of the Community(region)of Valencia in Spain maintains the Bolsum Electrònic database, which includes table of contents for many Spanish legal and social science journals. Most of the journal have TOC information from the inception of the publication. Links to the journals are also provided.

Bolsum Electrònic

Catalan/ Valencian version

http://www1.pre.gva.es/argos/va/contenido_general/recursos/bolsum/listado_de_revistas_por_orden_alfabetico/?no_cache=1

Spanish version

http://www1.pre.gva.es/argos/es/contenido_general/recursos/bolsum/listado_de_revistas_por_orden_alfabetico/?no_cache=1

Göttingen Journal of International Law

The University of Göttingen in Germany has published a new open access journal titled: Göttingen Journal of International Law. Contents include articles, recent developments, and book  reviews. Contenst are in English. . Vielen Dank to our friends in Germany. Hat tip to Jacob Katz Cogan.

Göttingen Journal of International Law

http://gojil.uni-goettingen.de/joomla/

 

Nice to see some public international law research available for free. The December 12, 2008 issue of the Times Literary Supplement puts law book price increases in historical perspective. John Hudson’s review of “Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession” includes the folowing on page 28: “In Bologna, around 1300 AD, James Brundage tells us, a new law book cost on average 35 Bolognese pounds, more than some houses.”

EJIL Talk! – new blog from the European Journal of International Law

Earlier this week, the European Journal of International Law started their own blog: EJIL Talk!.  Interesting to note inthe third paragraph of the blog description below how the editors hope the blog and the journal will interact. EJIL Talk! will be devoted to current issues and the journal will focus on theoretical arguments and articles that will have a long-term resonance. With talk in the title, perhaps they will also include audio clips in the near future.  

Hat tip to Jacob Katz Cogan’s International LawReporter Blog.

EJIL Talk!

 http://www.ejiltalk.org/

Description of the blog:

EJIL already has a homepage www.ejil.org, the autonomous website of the European Journal of International Law. Our website was a pioneer long before publishers such as our current publisher, OUP, moved into digital journal publishing, and it is distinct from all other mainline journals of which we are aware. Not only is a sizeable portion of current content made free to the reader, but all content becomes free one year after publication – the scholarly world’s Napster! I say all this to indicate that we are not parvenus to the notion of digital internet publishing

The decision to experiment with a blog – and an experiment it is – was decidedly not a bandwagon effect – they all have it, so should we. It is the result of serious reflection of the Editorial Board, with our Scientific Advisory Board, on the evolving relationship between traditional and digital forms of scholarship and publishing. In its first twenty years, EJIL from time to time made huge efforts to provide ‘services’ e.g.  the now defunct service on decisions of the ECJ on matters of International Law or our running commentary on decisions of the WTO Appellate Body of importance to public international lawyers. That, for the most part, has become a redundant and futile exercise rendered such by the power of ‘search engines’ and the ubiquity of primary sources on the internet. EJIL also tried to be ‘topical’ by, e.g., trying to hold symposia on recent decisions of the ICJ, or an ILC Report, or certain ‘incidents’ as soon as possible after the event. In the old days a time lag of six to nine months was considered very topical. That has become laughable – our production process, even at its best, is a tortoise to the internet hare.

And yet, there is, we think, an EJIL sensibility – with, say, its panache for the theoretical article, for aggressively bringing in younger scholars, for its intellectually diverse modes of analysis, realism mixed with doctrine, a strong appeal to, and interest in, history, to mention but a few. (To some Europeans, too Americanized; to some Americans, too European – we take comfort in that debate…). If our new blog EJIL:Talk! is successful, it will continue to reflect those EJIL sensibilities on the internet but enable us to effect a certain mutation in the identity of EJIL itself: We will give increasing preference to articles which deal with the fundamentals, with First Things, which look at an ‘Incident’ or ‘decision of a Tribunal’ with a view to exploring wide systemic meaning; in short, to articles which we predict will have lasting value – that will be interesting four or five or more years after publication. EJIL:Talk! and EJIL may thus complement each other. Note – we hope it does not provoke just short off the cuff academic gossipmentary, but short, incisive, even well-researched pieces which should simply be thought of as a different genre of writing, not unlike the difference between an article and a book.

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Electronic Journals Library

A consortium of German university libraries, led by the University Library of Regensburg, maintains the Electromic Journals Library (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek ). This Web site provides links to online journals organized by topic, one of which is law. The law category contains hundreds of  journals in dozens of languages. The site conveniently indicates which journals provide free content and those that charge per article. Vielen dank to our German colleagues for this useful journal resource.

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (German Interface)

http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=AAAAA&colors=7&lang=de

Electronic Journals Library (English interface)

http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=AAAAA&colors=7&lang=en

Online article repository: E-Prints Complutense

E-Prints Complutense is a full-text repository of articles, dissertations and theses written by faculty and students of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. The database allows browsing by subject and author, in addition to keyword searches. The repository covers many subjects in addition to law, so it should be particularly useful for interdisciplinary research.  Muchas gracias a nuestros colegas madrileños.

E-Prints Complutense   http://eprints.ucm.es/