Solicitation of Abstracts
Scope of the Series
Opinio Juris in Comparatione is a generalist electronic open platform devoted to "Studies in Comparative and National Law". It aims at enhancing the dialogue among all legal traditions in a broad sense.
The intend of diffusing contributions on national law as well and not only to focus on comparative issues, is to expand access to foreign legal materials and ideas to those who do not already have access to the traditional avenues (such as journals in the language of the explored legal system.
Authors will retain their copyrights. Authors will only mention in further publication(s) of the article/essay/case note that it has previously belonged to the Opinio Juris collection. Quotation suggested: "This article/essay/case note, was previously selected by Op.J., Vol. __/20__, Paper n. __"
Conversely, if the article/essay/case note is never published elsewhere the final citation mode will read as follow: "Title, Op.J., Vol__/20__, Paper n. ___"
All contributions will be inserted in our on-line platform to remain accessible http://www.ssrn.com/
Opinio Juris in Comparatione offers the strength of a peer reviewed international publication. It has an official ISSN (2036-4423).
Opinio Juris offers the benefits of a preliminary and early diffusion of the contributions before the papers are actually published somewhere else. Indeed, accepted papers can be also published on national or international law journals: in this case it would be likely that they be removed from the Opinio Juris collection upon request of the author or the final publisher.
Opinio Juris will give preference to articles under 25,000 words in length including text and footnotes. A piece will be considered an Essay if it is 8.000 words or less in length, and its primary purpose is to advance an idea, to summarize a development, or to initiate or engage in discussion.
Case notes shall not exceed 7.000 words and will focus on an important decision.
Selected Conference Proceedings, news and book reviews, overview of conferences, new books, etc. are welcomed as well.
The three different languages of preferred submission are English, French and Spanish. The constraints set out for dealing with purely national law contributions is to give descriptions of domestic law in a language other than the language of the system itself (please see instructions for submission on http://lider-lab.sssup.it/opinio-juris for further details).
NOTE for publication purposes all contributions must have their title and abstract translated into English.
To submit your research to SSRN, log in to the SSRN User HeadQuarters, and click on the My Papers link on the left menu, and then click on Start New Submission at the top of the page.
If your organization is interested in increasing readership for its research by starting a Research Paper Series, or sponsoring a Subject Matter eJournal, please email: RPS@SSRN.com
Legal Scholarship Network (LSN), a division of Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP) and Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
LAW RESEARCH CENTERS PAPERS
A. MITCHELL POLINSKY
Stanford Law School, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
BERNARD S. BLACK
Northwestern University - School of Law, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
RONALD J. GILSON
Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School
Please contact us at the above addresses with your comments, questions or suggestions for LSN-RES.
Opinio Juris in Comparatione (Studies in Comparative & National Law, Etudes de Droit Compare et National, Estudios de Derecho Comparado y Nacional) Research Paper Series
FRANCESCO DONATO BUSNELLI
LIDER-Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Yale Law School
McGill University - Faculty of Law
Universita' di Torino
University of Bremen - Faculty of Law
Professor of English Law, London School of Economics - Law Department
Universidad Externado de Colombia
EWOUD H. HONDIUS
University of Utrecht - Faculty of Law
Associate Professor, McGill University - Faculty of Law
DAVID G. OWEN
University of South Carolina - School of Law
VERNON V. PALMER
Thomas Pickles Professor of Law, Tulane Law School
STEPHEN D. SUGARMAN
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Universit� Paris I Panth�on-Sorbonne