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Amicus Curiae Pro Bono Publico1: Open Access Online Publication at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies


In this paper Steven Whittle describes recent work at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies to provide open online access to the IALS/SALS official journal Amicus Curiae and selected papers from the Institute's annual W. G. Hart Legal Workshop. It discusses some of the issues involved in a transition from print to web publication and looks at the benefits anticipated from additional web delivery.

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2 Amicus Curiae Issue 25 (2000) pp. 4–7

3 Amicus Curiae Issue 10 (1998) pp. 11–14

4 Amicus Curiae Issue 78 (2009) pp. 24–28

5 Amicus Curiae Issue 68 (2006) pp. 2–9

6 Amicus Curiae Issue 85 (2011) pp. 3–5

7 Amicus Curiae Issue 25 (2000) pp. 4–7

8 Amicus Curiae Issue 75 (2008) pp. 10–18

9 Part One Amicus Curiae Issue 37 (2001) pp. 3–7; Part Two Amicus Curiae Issue 38 (2001) pp. 11–15; Update Amicus Curiae Issue 52 (2004) pp. 17–22

12 Webster, Peter (2012) SAS Open Journals: final project report

13 Open Access journal publishing in the arts and humanities: workshop report. A summary of discussions at the launch event for SAS Open Journals. Issues covered include staffing, marketing and publicity and alternative business models for OA journals. Also discussed were the particular issues for journals making the transition from print to web

14 For information on how to become a member of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies (SALS) at IALS please see

15 Harris, Julian ‘A friend of the Court’ Amicus Curiae Issue 68 (2006) p.1

16 For more background see Harris, Julian ‘Open Access Journal Publishing and Amicus CuriaeAmicus Curiae Issue 87 (2011) p.1

18 Public Knowledge Project

19 Hollingworth and Moss

22 SHERPA/RoMEO databse of Publisher Copyright policies and self-archiving

23 A recording of Professor Graham Greenleaf's lecture at IALS is available on the IALS website at

24 See the Eprints Wiki for more about MePrints plugin


1 With apologies to my old Latin teacher who probably taught me better (using a classic '70s course centred around three years in the lives of a nice family living in Pompeii – that didn't end well but did get me an O level surprisingly).

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