Friday, April 20, 2007

More Law Journals Adding Blog Companions

Blawg's Blog reports this week on Law Journals Embracing Weblogs:

"A number of law journals are now leveraging weblog technology to present information and commentary online. Some are offering online weblog 'digests' which supplement the traditional printed journal, while others are solely online".

"The common thread I have seen in these online efforts is a desire for a more timely forum to comment on new developments in the journal's area of coverage".
I had mentioned quite a few of these law journal blog supplements in previous Library Boy posts, for example The Yale Journal Pocket Part, but Blawg's Blog lists many more.

Earlier Library Boy posts on the topic include:

  • Yale Law Journal "Pocket Part" (November 8, 2005): "(...) the site provides a forum for discussion and up-to-date additional information on articles. An interesting concept that one hopes many other law journals will emulate."
  • Blogs Have Impact on Law Reviews (March 1, 2006): "Kevin O'Keefe at LexBlog has posted a piece entitled 'Law blogs impacting law reviews : Wall Street Journal'. It discusses how many scholars dissatisfied with the constraints of traditional law reviews have started contributing 'relevant and timely commentary' to Internet sites and blogs. O'Keefe adds that law reviews are also offering original content on the Internet and cites the example of Harvard and Yale that now offer original web-based, or blog-like, supplements to their print publications."
  • Yale Law Journal on the Future of Legal Scholarship (September 8, 2006): "The September 2006 issue of the Pocket Part, the online companion to the Yale Law Journal, features a series of papers about the future of legal scholarship. The papers discuss the challenges that the Internet and public blogs can pose to scholarly debate..."
  • More and More Original Legal Scholarship Going Online (February 12, 2007): "The Virginia Law Review has created an online companion publication called In Brief: '(I)t joined the law journals at Yale, Harvard, Penn, and Michigan in a growing trend among the country’s leading law reviews to publish original scholarship on the Internet. ... [Editor-in-Chief Jim] Zucker (...) believes that past and current Law Review managing boards possessed a uniform sense that the future of legal scholarship is online. Among other advantages, these boards recognized that online companions can truncate the publication process, which may take as much as a year from the point of an article’s submission to its publication'."
  • Another Law Review Adds Online Companion (April 11, 2007): "Environmental Law, a law review published by the Lewis & Clark Law School in Oregon, has introduced a blog-like online companion entitled Environmental Law Online."

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