The Paul Scholten Centre for Jurisprudence

The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law

The Paul Scholten Center for Jurisprudence is the home institution of The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, in collaboration with the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law and the Amsterdam Center for International Law.

The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law is a leading interdisciplinary journal for cutting-edge research on rule of law. The HJRL publishes on the history and theory of rule of law; new trends in rule of law in developing and transitional countries; policies of development agencies and other international actors in rule of law promotion; the international rule of law; and the relation between rule of law and economic growth, democracy, security and other goals.

The HJRL is marketed and distributed by Cambridge University Press and published by T.M.C. Asser Press. It is a double blind peer reviewed journal.

Now in its 6th year, the HJRL is accessed by 2500 institutions (and growing) and had 11000 full text downloads in 2013 at Cambridge’s website (and growing). Among the top downloading institutions are Cambridge University, Oxford University, the University of London, the London School of Economics, New York University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, McGill University, the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund.

The HJRL has been accepted by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in the Social Science Citation Index. It is due its first impact Factor in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports, which is released in June 2014. The HJRL has also been accepted by Elsevier for its Scopus index and SCImago rankings.

The HJRL mainly publishes high-quality academic work. It also has a widely appreciated tradition of publishing work by rule of law-practitioners, thus enabling its readers to stay in touch with current thinking in leading international governmental and non-governmental organizations.  The HJRL publishes work by established names as well as young and talented scholars.

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Published by  Paul Scholten Centre

6 April 2016