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ABF Partners with Cambridge University Press to Publish Law & Social Inquiry

June 8, 2018, Press releases

CHICAGO, June 8, 2018 — The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is delighted to announce that it has partnered with Cambridge University Press (CUP) to publish its internationally-renowned, peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Law & Social Inquiry, beginning in January 2019.

Cambridge University Press is the publishing division of the University of Cambridge, the world's oldest publishing house and the second largest university press in the world. The press publishes high-quality academic books, textbooks, journals and reference works, English-language teaching publications, research monographs, curriculum-based books and software for schools, and bibles. Cambridge University Press is a global publisher with over 50 offices around the world and publishes over 50,000 titles across thousands of educational subjects.

Law & Social Inquiry is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal published since 1976 and considered to be one of the top interdisciplinary law journals in the world. The journal's contributors are prominent scholars that include legal academics and social scientists from around the world who examine the most pressing sociolegal issues across various disciplines, including anthropology, criminology, economics, history, law, philosophy, political science, sociology and social psychology. Law & Social Inquiry publishes diverse content, from review essays and symposiums to original research, and has earned an impact factor of 0.952 by the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) in 2016, ranking it highly among scholarly journals in the field of law.

Both the American Bar Foundation and Cambridge University Press are committed to publishing the highest quality research.

“We are honored to have the ABF’s flagship journal, Law & Social Inquiry published by Cambridge University Press,” said ABF Executive Director Ajay K. Mehrotra.  “As one of the world's leading publishers of interdisciplinary research, CUP is an ideal partner for LSI, since we are both committed to publishing the highest quality empirical and interdisciplinary scholarship on law, legal institutions, and legal processes.”


About the American Bar Foundation

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is among the world's leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law. The ABF seeks to expand knowledge and advance justice through innovative, interdisciplinary, and rigorous empirical research on law, legal processes, and legal institutions.  To further this mission the ABF will produce timely, cutting-edge research of the highest quality to inform and guide the legal profession, the academy, and society in the United States and internationally. The ABF’s primary funding is provided by the American Bar Endowment and the Fellows of The American Bar Foundation.

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