About the Journal

Focus and Scope

JLTT focuses on issues and topics which relate to law, technology and trust, including but not limited to the impacts of the law on the use of technology, the impact of technology on the law and the consequences for trust and trustworthiness of both the law and technology. In doing so, it welcomes a diverse multidisciplinary approach, embracing both academic debate and developing practical and regulatory issues. Submissions might cover: use of technology in public functions and governance; technology and legal practice; technology and crime; the rule of law and technology; technology and the justice system; consumer rights, commerce and technology; human rights and data protection issues; interface between law and ethics in the governance of technology; impacts of technology on notions of justice, fairness and due process; and jurisprudence, with an underlying focus on the impacts on trust and trustworthiness.

Submissions which cover the international context will be considered, provided that these include a comparative perspective of interest to a UK and European readership.

JLTT also encourages ‘Special Issues’ relating to a theme or conference. The proposed editors of a Special Issue should contact the managing editors to discuss the suitability of the proposed theme and to discuss possible publication slots. The reviewing process will remain the same, to be led by the guest editors and overseen by the JLTT editorial team.

Peer Review Process

Articles, case reviews and future thinking pieces will be blind peer-reviewed by an Editorial Board Member and an external reviewer. Feedback from these reviews will be given to the author by the strand editor. Authors wishing to submit papers for peer review will need to remove all identifying details from the paper before submission.

Following review and where revisions are required, authors are requested to submit both a clean and a 'track changes' version (with changes visible) of the revised paper, together with a separate response to the review, responding to the reviewers and indicating the changes that have been made.

Publication Frequency

The journal aims to publish twice a year, with opportunities for special issues and advance access publications.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Articles are licenced with a CC BY Attribution 4.0 International Licence. 

You are free to:

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Journal History

The Journal of Law, Technology and Trust (JLTT) is a peer reviewed, open access online journal that aims to encourage interdisciplinary and international debate of issues focused upon law, technology and trust and trustworthiness.

JLTT publishes a range of articles: peer reviewed articles and future-thinking pieces, policy reports and case reviews. The journal embraces both academic debate, and discussion of practical and regulatory issues faced by those in policy and practice.

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