About the Journal

The UUM Journal of Legal Studies (UUM JLS) was founded in 2010. It is a double-blind peer reviewed, international academic journal published biannually (January and July) by Universiti Utara Malaysia. Providing up-to-date, academic, authoritative and critical analysis of current legal issues in Malaysia and across the globe. This Journal indexed by SCOPUS, MYCITE, EBSCOHOST ProQuest and UDLEDGE. Submissions to the Journal are selected for publication on the basis of a double blind peer-review mechanism conducted through an internal and external Article review Board consisting of academics and experts in the field. UUM Journal of Legal Studies is publication fully funded by Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Aims and Scope

The Journal's objective is to publish impactful legal articles thereby enhancing visibility of research output. We welcome comparative, jurisprudential, international, and interdisciplinary materials relevant to law. The journal is published in both English and Bahasa Malaysia and it is open to authors around the worlds. Coverage will include but is not limited to issues surrounding:

Public Law – Criminal Law, Constitutions, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Public International Law

Private law – Business Law, Corporation Law, Family Law, Consumer Law, Torts, Information, Technology/Cyber Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, Private International Law

Syariah law – Islamic Banking and Finance Law, Islamic Family Law, Islamic International Law, Islamic Inheritance Law, Islamic Judiciary and Fatwa, Takaful

Open Access Policy

UUM Journal of Legal Studies is an open access journal which means that 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 in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

Archiving Policy

This journal subscribes LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archival system based at Stanford University Libraries, United Kingdom, through PKP Private LOCKSS and CLOCKSS Network program.