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This week (October 25-29) is International Open Access Week


So what is open access?

Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers.  Through licensing via an open license (usually a Creative Commons License), freely available outputs can also be legally shared and reused. Hence, open access is more than just free access.

(Open Access Australasia )

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) supports the publication of five open access journals - including Law, Technology and Humans.  Content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence and there are no article processing charges (APCs) to be paid by authors. These journals are published with the support of QUT Library using the Open Journals System (OJS) software.

The Law, Technology and Humans journal (supported by the School of Law) this year attained the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal.  The DOAJ Seal is a mark of certification for open access journals, awarded by DOAJ to journals that achieve a high level of openness and adhere to Best Practice and high publishing standards. 

Only 9% of journals indexed by DOAJ have been awarded the Seal, and of these only 11 journals from Australia have the seal – three of these are QUT journals (International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; Law, Technology and Humans, and; Student Success).

Law, Technology and Humans commenced publishing in 2019 and publishes original, innovative research concerned with the human and humanity of law and technology.

All inquiries about the Journal can be made to Chief Editor Professor Kieran Tranter

Read more about This week (October 25-29) is International Open Access Week

Online First

  • Kristina Chelberg
  • Benjamin Alarie, Arthur Cockfield , GPT-3 .
  • Jason M Chin, Alexander C DeHaven, Tobias Heycke, Alexander O Holcombe, David T Mellor, Justin T Pickett, Crystal N Steltenpohl, Simine Vazire, Kathryn Zeiler
  • Zoe Nay, Anna Huggins, Felicity Deane
  • Eve Massingham

Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021): Law, Technology and Humans

Published: 2021-05-04
Introduction: Privacy and Pandemics
  • Mark Taylor, Megan Richardson , Stacey Steele
Roundtable: Privacy and Pandemics
  • Ellie Rennie, Stacey Steele
  • Lisa Archbold, Dr Valerie Verdoodt, Dr Faith Gordon, Dr Damian Clifford
  • Mark Burdon, Brydon Wang
  • Alice Granada Ribeiro
  • Christophe Dubois
  • Alex Deagon
  • Matt Bartlett
  • Mathilde Cohen
  • Itziar Alkorta
  • John Clammer, Matthew John Byrne
Book Reviews
  • Katherine Schofield
  • Cameron Downey
Correction Notice
  • Tracy Creagh

Law, Technology and Humans provides an inclusive and unique forum for exploration of the broader connections, history and emergent future of law and technology through supporting research that takes seriously the human, and humanity of law and technology.

Papers to be considered at any time, please look out for the call for papers for symposiums and workshops.  Submissions should consider the following, in particular research and scholarship that:

  • Challenges and critically examines the promises and perils of emergent technologies
  • Engages with the futures (and pasts) of law, technology and humans
  • Involves critical, philosophical or theoretically informed work on law and technology
  • Uses humanities, social science or other approaches to study law and technology
  • Examines law and technology from non-Western locations and perspectives
  • Locates law and technology in wider concerns with the Anthropocene, climate change or relations with non-humans

Interested contributors are invited to discuss their research and scholarship with the Chief Editor, Professor Kieran Tranter:

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Open Access Journal
ISSN 2652-4074