About the Journal

The Journal of Law, Market & Innovation (JLMI) is an academic, open-access, online legal journal in English promoted by the University of Turin and the Turin Observatory on Economic Law and Innovation (TOELI).

JLMI aims at offering a cutting-edge forum for the highest level of reflection on these rapidly evolving areas of the law. It accepts articles that focus preferably on an international and comparative perspective, with no geographic limitation.

The JLMI was established to be a forum of excellence that contributes to and promotes the debate on some of the most topical as well as contentious areas of the law. It welcomes contributions from high-profile academics, judges, lawyers, practitioners, civil servants, consultants, and regulatory bodies.

The JLMI publishes three issues per year, all based on a call for papers. The first issue of every year is focused on international and comparative approaches to trade law and is prepared in cooperation with the UniTo-ITCILO Master of Laws in International Trade.

The JLMI also accepts submissions unrelated to the calls for papers, on a rolling basis, covering any area of the law connected to:

  • technological and social innovation
  • economics of innovation
  • market and financial regulation
  • economic and business regulation
  • trade and investment
  • international business
  • competition
  • intellectual property

JLMI only publishes articles in English. JLMI adopts the OSCOLA as a style reference. Once an article is accepted for publication, authors shall adapt their manuscript to this style reference (submissions are accepted even though manuscripts do not yet comply with such format). Following recommendations by the reviewers and upon evaluation of the Managing Board, authors may be required to subject their text to a professional linguistic review and proofreading.

The JLMI only accepts unpublished manuscripts. Prior publication in the form of a working paper or on SSRN is acceptable. The JLMI is made publicly accessible online according to the principles of Open Access, enshrined in the Berlin Declaration. The Journal publishes under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)

Please note that by submitting your paper to JLMI, you are agreeing to originality checks during the peer-review and production processes. Authors are required to disclose if they have already submitted their article elsewhere, both in case of negative and pending reviews.

There are no submission fees, publication fees, or page charges for this journal. All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

All articles are subject to a peer-review process by two independent, anonymous expert reviewers. For further details, see under the Authors' Guidelines Section.

Our online ISSN is 2785-7867.