To promote a discursive electronic culture in the publication and reading of law journals within the academic community
The Electronic Law Journals (ELJ) project was established by the CTI Law Technology Centre at the University of Warwick, in 1995 to promote the development of an electronic legal culture in academic journal reading, writing and publishing. The electronic law journals environment includes free online access to two original peer-reviewed law journals, information about publishing in electronic journals, daily updated news features, conference diaries, a mailing list and a comprehensive listing of other electronic law journals.
The first ejournal, Journal of Information, Law and Technology (JILT), was launched by ELJ on 31 January, 1996.
JILT was enthusiastically received by the legal community and was declared the overall winner of the Charlesworth Award for Electronic Journals 1996 and in 2002 the Journal was awarded the BIALL (British and Irish Association of Law Librarians) Serial Publication of the Year.
In December 2000, the first edition of the second ejounal - Law, Social Justice and Global Development (LGD) was launched. This innovative new journal provides an academic forum for furthering the debate on the socio-legal impacts of globalisation on communities around the world.
In September 2005, the Enterntainment and Sports Law Journal (ESLJ) was added to the ELJ stable of journals. ESLJ was originally published as Entertainment Law in hard copy by Frank Cass Journals from Spring 2002 (Volume 1 Number 1) to Autumn 2003 (Volume 2 Number 3). It is sponsored by the School of Law at the Manchester Metropolitan Univesity.
A comprehensive list of and information about UK law journals (both electronic and paper).
Discussion and information on electronic law journals.
The main participants in the establishment of the ELJ project were:
The ELJ environment is currently funded by the Electronic Libraries Programme, which was established by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) as a direct response to the Follett Report.
The environment is also supported by the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA) and major law publishers.
By developing a high quality site for electronic law journals, the ELJ team aims to provide the law librarian with a service that has credibility, integrity and a growing reputation both for its scholarly content, legal information and ease of use.
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