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Journal of Legal Studies

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
16 Apr 2015
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Journal Subjects
Law, Commercial Law, other, Law of Civil Procedure, Voluntary Jurisdiction, Public Law, Criminal Law
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Aims and scope of Journal of Legals Studies

The aim of Journal of Legal Studies is to publish quality articles and insightful research ideas in all fields of Law domain having a rigorous methodological aspects and soundness of research outcomes. The Editorial Board is oriented towards a comprehensive, extensive and more accurate original contribution in the Law domain with the final objective to promote a high standards of research outcomes in the light of the latest legal sciences agenda. The complex phenomenon and manifestation of the law in the context of globalization has led the Editorial Board to promote also aspects of transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary aspects also with some important domains as: economics, finance, IT, medicine or psychology. It is important to promote in the law sciences also the usage of statistical techniques which will lead to the increasing of the quality of the article are a more empirical structure of the research outcomes. The scope of the Journal is to promote a high degree of innovation in Law domain by providing articles which will have a high degree of impact and importance both for the doctrine and academics, and also for Law practicians with the understanding of modern research methods usage in the social sciences.

In 2001, within the Faculty of Legal Sciences of "Vasile Goldiş" Western University from Arad, a biannual legal journal, named "Studii Juridice" (Legas Studies) made its appearance, published at Cluj-Napoca, at the prestigious Cordial Lex Publishing House (ISSN. 1582-5442).

Today after a period absence of about seven years, the journal returns in force, continuing the scientific demarche began in 2001, under a new denomination - Journal of Legal Studies -, with a new format, under the guidance the Center of Studies and Research - European Dimensions of the Romanian Law (C.S.R.E.D.R.L.) within the Faculty of Legal Sciences of "Vasile Goldiş" Western University from Arad, with a new Editorial Board, a new Scientific Board and with prestigious national and international reviewers.

But we also thank all those whom supported and whom beared a hand to the comming-back of our journal, to the members of the Editorial Board, and especially to the prestigious members who accepted to be a part of Scientific Board of the Journal.

Why subscribe and read

  • It brings quality research articles.
  • It gathers the work of national and international researchers.
  • It fulfills an insightfully theoretical and practical research in various law domains: civil law, criminal law, tax law, commercial law, international law, family law.

Why submit

  • Quality peer review process realized by intern and international reviewers.
  • International visibility of the Scientific Board.
  • The Editors provide fast route for the publication process and fully access to DeGruyter e-technology.

Rejection Rate

  • 80%

Target group

  • experts in the field of Romanian Law


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Berlingher Daniel, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad

Deputy/ Managing Editor 
Dumiter Florin Cornel, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad

Editorial Advisory Board
Lars Kindermann, University Aschaffenburg, Germany
Rudolf Welser, Research Centre for European Legal Development and Private Law Reform, University of Vienna, Austria
Fryderyk Zoll, Faculty of Law, Jagelonian University of Krakow, Poland 
Shuhong Yu, Wuhan University School of Law, China
Patrizia Messina, University of Padova, Italy
Jan Hurdik, Universitatea Brno, Czech Republic
Lajos Vekas, "Eötvös Lorand" University, Budapest, Hungary
Buletsa Sibilla, Uzhorod National University of Ukraine
Maurillio Gobbo, University of Padova, Italy
Creţ Daniela, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad, Romania
Sabău Georgeta, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad, Romania

Hasrat Arjjumend - CISDL, McGill University, Faculty of Law, Canada
Bashar H. Malkawi, College of Law, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Verica Trstenjac, University of Vienna, Austria
Tatjana Josipovic, Universitatea Zagreb Croatia
Mariassunta Piccinni, Department of political science, legal and international studies, University of Padova, Italy
Jerzy Pisulinski, Cracovia University, Poland
Ilhan Ulusan, Faculty of Law, Kültür University, Istanbul, Turkey
Alex Ansong, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Faculty of Law
Dmytry Byelov , Uzhorod National University of Ukraine
Cătălin - Silviu Săraru, Law Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Claudia Roșu, Faculty of Law, West University of Timișoara, Romania
Stoicu Narcisa Mihalea, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad

Language Editors
Laura Rebeca Stiegelbauer, "Vasile Goldis" Western University of Arad, Romania

Technical Editors
Eugen Remes, "Vasile Goldis" Western University of Arad
Ștefania Jimon,"Vasile Goldiș" Western University of Arad
Moroşteş Anca, "Vasile Goldiş" Western University of Arad


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Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Open Access License  

This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY 4.0 license.

Since 2020 the license under which this journal publishes is Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
16 Apr 2015
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Journal Subjects
Law, Commercial Law, other, Law of Civil Procedure, Voluntary Jurisdiction, Public Law, Criminal Law
Journal Metrics