International Review of Law Journal publishes its Second Issue on QScience.com

26 February 2013

The International Review of Law Journal has today published issue 2 on QScience.com, the digital publishing portal for research journals. The International Review of Law Journal is a peer-reviewed international law journal that articulates contemporary legal discourse in all fields of law. All content in the journal is ‘open access’, meaning articles are free-to-read on the web and authors retain copyright on their works. Topics included in this issue range from construction mediation, reforms on divorce law, the legal basis of supervised drug injection facilities, the limits of prosecutorial discretion in Singapore and an Arabic paper on privatization laws in Kuwait.

The International Review of Law aims to bring perspectives from around the world to developments in the law. The journal is open to doctrinal, context-based, reformative or comparative work, in all fields of law. Authors who want to reach an audience beyond traditional fixed locations will welcome this open-access platform, which accepts submissions in both English and Arabic and also provides abstract translations.

Dr. Jon Truby, Editor in Chief of the International Review of Law Journal and  Assistant Professor of Law at Qatar University, said, “The launch of issue 2 continues our ambitious drive towards excellence in quality legal discourse in both Arabic and English.   We have been encouraged by the vast global interest in this unique journal and delighted by the attention it has received from authors and readers, and have plans for future special thematic editions alongside our regular general issues.”

Arend Küster, Managing Director of QScience, said, “We are delighted that Issue 2 continues in building upon the strong foundation of Issue 1 - and that we have received such a high number of quality submissions, which enhances the unique discourse.  We also wish to extend our thanks to our partner Qatar University and are looking forward to continue serving the local and international scholarly community in providing high quality support.”

Alongside these articles, QScience.com has also introduced an online commenting facility, linked to the readers’ social media accounts, which allows for direct communication on the article with the author and other readers.

This new service adds to existing features including, article-level metrics, measuring downloads and citations, and the personalization and mobile feature of the site which allows browsing of content and access to search alerts with Blackberry, iPhone and Android handsets.

QScience.com already hosts fifteen scholarly journals covering diverse subject areas such as information & library studies, sustainable energy, education, medicine and bioscience, Middle Eastern healthcare, design and Islamic studies.  Many additional journals are scheduled for 2013.

About Qatar Foundation  
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About Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ)  
Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ), founded in 2009 as a unique collaboration between Qatar Foundation and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, focuses on fostering scholarly and research communication. BQFJ publishes a range of peer reviewed, high-quality, open access journals, databases and repositories which adhere to the highest scholarly publishing standards.  

About Bloomsbury Publishing Plc  
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is one of the world’s leading independent publishers. BQFJ is its second partnership with Qatar Foundation, the first Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing whose book publishing program was launched in April.   

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