Oxford University Press (OUP) has signed an agreement with the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) to publish the American Journal of Comparative Law (AJCL), the leading journal in the field, from January 2017.
The AJCL is a peer-reviewed journal which has been publishing high-quality articles from pre-eminent comparative law scholars worldwide for over 60 years. The journal's Editors, Professor Helge Dedek (McGill University) and Professor Franz Werro (Georgetown University/University of Fribourg) apply rigorous editorial criteria to ensure the journal only publishes the highest quality research.
Rhodri Jackson, Editorial Director, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law at OUP, commented:
"The addition of the AJCL adds another world-leading publication to OUP's expanding list of outstanding law titles. We have long held the journal and the ASCL in the highest esteem and we are delighted that now we can work together with the Society and the Editors in order to further develop the Journal and expand its global dissemination. The AJCL joins OUP's strong existing presence in comparative law and will complement our existing book, journal, and online comparative law publishing."
Professor David Gerber, President, American Society of Comparative Law, said:
"The American Society of Comparative Law is very pleased to partner with Oxford University Press to publish the American Journal of Comparative Law. We have until now published the Journal "in house", taking responsibility for all aspects of publication. We are convinced, however, that Oxford's exceptional status as a publisher around the world, its unequalled global distribution network, and its superb production team will contribute greatly to the continuing development of the Journal and to making it increasingly accessible to readers everywhere. We very much look forward to our collaboration with OUP!"
Professor Helge Dedek, speaking on behalf of the Editors-in-Chief of the AJCL, added: "In its long tradition of excellence, the AJCL has particularly valued its model of independent publishing. As the current Editors-in-Chief, however, we fully agree with the decision made by the Society after long and careful deliberations: we strongly believe that in today's complex and globally connected publishing environment, the best way to honour this longstanding commitment to excellence and to prepare the Journal for the future is by collaborating with an experienced and professional partner. We are excited to have found such a partner in OUP and look forward to working together."