I am pleased to inform you that the Journal of Legal Pluralism is now publishing with Taylor & Francis, beginning in January 2013.
As the pioneering journal in the field of legal pluralism, The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law (JLP) has a long history of publishing leading scholarship in the area of legal anthropology and legal pluralism and is the only international journal dedicated to the analysis of legal pluralism. It is a refereed scholarly journal with a genuinely global reach, publishing both empirical and theoretical contributions from a variety of disciplines, including (but not restricted to) Anthropology, Legal Studies, Rural Sociology, Development Studies and interdisciplinary studies. The JLP is devoted to scholarly writing and works that further current debates in the field of legal pluralism and to disseminating new and emerging findings from fieldwork. The Journal welcomes papers that make original contributions to understanding any aspect of legal pluralism and unofficial law, anywhere in the world, both in historic and contemporary contexts. We invite high-quality, original submissions that engage with this purpose. We also invite special thematic issues.
In pursuit of the publication of high-quality articles, the Journal has adopted the following editorial policies:
- The Journal emphasizes rapid turn around in publication. Most articles are published within four months of acceptance.
- Papers that are well-written and presented in the style of the journal are eligible for a fast track review. We strongly encourage authors to obtain help with English writing if it is not their first language, and to pay careful attention to the "Information for Contributors" which is found at the journal website (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjlp20/current#.UkreVrx4OfY).
- Legal professionals can report lessons from experience in working papers and short reports.
- There is a section for book reviews and the editors would welcome reviews of recent publications in the field.
Original research articles, review articles, short reports, and book reviews dealing with the above subjects are considered for publication in the Journal. In principle, an original research article should not exceed 10,000 words, including all illustrations and references. Short reports should not exceed 5,500 words, including all references and illustrations.
I am inviting you to submit papers for publication in the Journal of Legal Pluralism. Manuscripts, alongwith a cover letter, should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. An acknowledgement will be returned indicating that it has been received. Authors are encouraged to suggest the names and email contacts for two potential reviewers of the submission.
I requesting that you encourage your colleagues and friends to submit their papers for publication in the JLP. Please share this letter with them.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Anthropology
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3