New board and website for the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS)

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EJLS logoThe European Journal of Legal Studies, the open access peer-reviewed journal run by EUI law researchers, have launched a new website and made a number of changes to its editorial board.

As an online-only initiative, improving the design and accessibility of the website was an important priority. The new format coincided with the release of the February 2014 issue.

Meanwhile Tiago Andreotti will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief in April, to be replaced by Jan Zglinski. Emma Linklater and Lucila Almeida have taken over as Executive and Managing Editors respectively, replacing Rebecca Schmidt and Alexis Galan.

The EJLS has also welcomed four new members to its board: Alastair MacIver, Dieneke de Vos, Mikhel Timmerman and Stavros Pantazopoulos.

Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Tiago Andreotti is proud of the journal’s accomplishments since he joined the Board in 2011:

“We expanded the number of members the board can accept, creating more opportunities for those who want to be part of the EJLS including a wider pool of expertise regarding languages and topics. Having more people engaged with it allows for the continuity of operations and smoother transitions when members have to leave.

“What I learned during this time was invaluable, both academically and professionally; I would strongly encourage any of the EUI law researchers interested in participating in this organisation to join it.”

New Executive Editor Emma Linklater is enthusiastic about the opportunities that the current structure now presents:

“With the backbone now in place, we hope to be able to move towards more effective distribution with engaging and current content. Utilising the new site, the quality of our editors and the web of contacts we have here at the EUI, we can really start to build upon the EJLS name.”

If you are interested in being part of the EJLS or have any other questions, please email [email protected]

The EJLS accepts submissions in all areas of law and in any European language. Its submissions and review policy can be found here.