Global Journal of Animal LawISSN 2341-8168
The purpose of the Global Journal of Animal Law (GJAL) is to bring together legal academics and experts to present, develop and promote human understanding of animals (non-humans) status in legal orders. The aim is also to offer a base for the networking of animal law researchers, students and other interested parties.
GJAL is to be established in 2012 as an Internet-based semi-annual publication and its first issue will be published in June 2013. The GJAL is offered as a public service by Åbo Akademi University Department of Law, Finland.
Initially, the first objective is to define legal approaches to non-humans in different legal orders and to analyze the legal status of animals within these systems. Therefore, the first issue of the journal will encompass the legislative theme and has the title Legislation and Implementation of Animal Laws. The title enables authors to approach the theme quite broadly end freely. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts and resume for the second issue to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest by 31 October 2013. The second issue will be published in January 2014. For more details, see Submissions & Contacts.
Analyses of the impact of different approaches on the interpretation and enforcement of law are also needed. Therefore, other principal themes in future issues will be The Interpretation of Laws Concerning Non-Humans and The Enforcement of Animal Law and Compliances in Animal Matters. The principal themes are presented in Figure 1 below.
The purpose of the GJAL is to publish peer-reviewed, high quality articles, commentaries and notes on current topics of animal law written by legal scholars and practitioners. Each issue will also include a summary of the previous number of GJAL and consequently of the current situation of animal law globally.
As GJAL is in the process of being established, we are open to proposals for ways to develop the journal and also ideas for co-operation or interesting themes for the issues in the future. Please feel free to share the information about GJAL to your own contacts and network members. We gladly welcome new writers and peer-reviewers to the journal.
Looking forward to receiving interesting articles to benefit non-humans around the world.
Anna Birgitta Wahlberg
Åbo Akademi University/Department of Law Fabriksgatan 2 20500 Åbo FINLAND Email: email@example.com Tel. + 358-2-215 4712