The Duke Law Journal is among the few leading legal journals that make the full content of all articles published in the Journal available free. Our decision to adopt the Open Access Law Principles promulgated by Open Access Law Program gives our authors the ability to reach a worldwide audience and, in concert with other journals adopting the principles, increases the volume of freely available legal scholarship.
In conformity with these Open Access principles, the Duke Law Journal:
- Offers free access to citable copies of each article published in the Duke Law Journal since 1996—97 in our archives
- Requires only a limited-term exclusive license for commercial publication
- Requests that, in the event of reprinting, authors attribute first publication to the Journal
- Makes a PDF copy of the final article available to the author