Focus and Scope

The International Comparative Jurisprudence (ICJ) is designed to disseminate original multidisciplinary ideas to the broad audience of scholars and practitioners. The ICJ focuses on theoretical and practical approaches to the wide range of political, legislative, social, economic, and other issues of law. It emphasizes the comparative analysis of international jurisprudence as well as the international aspects of national law of countries across the world.

The principal goal of publishing the ICJ is to foster greater understanding in the field of comparative cross-border jurisprudence.

To accomplish its mission, the ICJ:

(i) places itself at the forefront of emerging jurisprudential trends by virtue of strategic guidance of the multinational Board of Advisors, consisting of renowned legal professionals, judges, and legal practitioners;

(ii) provides a forum for legal scholars and legal practitioners for discourse on legal practice and theory;

(iii) promotes multicultural and interdisciplinary research;

(iv) expands the scientific resources for legal practitioners, scholars focused on all aspects of jurisprudence and providing strong educational opportunities.         

ICJ seeks to become both the leading international jurisprudential Journal and the reputable source for new areas of legal practice and theory.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

An article should be reviewed by at least two active scholars confidentially appointed by the board of editors. The author(s) must correct an accredited article in accordance with the commentaries of the reviewers and editors or provide a substantiated explanation, why they have not been incorporated. The corrected version of an article (printed and in electronic format) should be provided to the board of editors on mutually agreed time.

Papers submitted to International Comparative Jurisprudence are subject to peer review to maintain the standards of the journal, promote rigorous research within the field of learning technology, and to offer authors constructive feedback on their submissions.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail. Although the peer review process is accelerated by the use of electronic communication, traditional, high-quality peer-review standards are applied to all manuscripts submitted to the journal.

International Comparative Jurisprudence has a 'double blind' review process: Authors are not told who reviewed their paper, and referees do not know the name of the authors whose papers they review. The peer referees’ identity remains unknown to the authors.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the quality and suitability of a paper, and to judge papers on grounds of originality and importance. We pride ourselves on providing constructive and formative feedback to authors.

Peer reviewers will have five possible options, for any paper:

1. Accept manuscript without further amendments

2. Accept manuscript with minor amendments

3. Suggest to make substantial amendments ( paper will be sent out for another peer review round)

4. Reject manuscript (i.e. if the manuscript is not sufficiently developed for publication).

In addition, papers may be returned to authors by the Editors prior to review, if judged to be out of scope, out of the limits of the word length guidance or not sufficiently prepared for publication.

To facilitate rapid publication, authors are given a maximum of 6 weeks for revision. After 6 weeks, revised manuscripts will normally be considered new submissions.

 

Publication Frequency

All articles to International Comparative Jurisprudence are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citeable without delay. Articles will also be collated into issues which are published semiannually

 

Open Access Policy

International Comparative Jurisprudence - Online ISSN: 2351-6674  is an Open Access Journal. Author(s), their employer(s), or their funder(s) retain copyright, but license MRU to publish their work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public (CC BY-NC-ND) License.

Articles will be published online immediately after the final corrections of the master proof have been made, and in print grouped in an Issue. Articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) for citation and other purposes.


Publication fee
Currently publishing in International Comparative Jurisprudence is free of charge. In other words, there are no article submission or article processing fees.