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Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice Now Open Access

Prepared by
Laverne Jacobs, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Hi Everyone,

it’s with great pleasure that I’m writing to announce that the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice has become an open access journal.

Our first open access issue (31(1)) became available last week. The move to open access was initiated by an editorial team of our colleagues over the past few years, along with Yearbook coordinator, Vidya Balachandar. The initiative was led by former Editors-in-Chief, Reem Bahdi and Myra Tawfik. Here is a link to issue 31(1): http://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/WYAJ

The Yearbook’s move to open access has been prompted by a desire to remain true to its access to justice roots. WYAJ is cognizant of the power of access, including access to information, in maintaining social and legal inequalities. We recognize that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge

Our open access platform allows the public free access over the Internet. There is also a print-on-demand option for any person or institution interested in purchasing a hard copy subscription. All information may be found on the website.

In becoming an open access journal, the Yearbook will join several other peer-reviewed scholarly journals from other disciplines delivered under the Open Journal System (OJS) at the University of Windsor through in-kind support of our libraries and librarians.

As an open access journal, we hope to have even greater readership and impact.

To find out more about WYAJ, including submission guidelines, please visit our main website at www.uwindsor.ca/law/wyaj. We are always happy to receive and consider submissions from colleagues.

Thank you!

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Laverne Jacobs, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
University of Windsor, Faculty of Law
Editor-in-Chief, Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice
-on behalf of the current WYAJ Editorial Board
Muharem Kianieff , Anneke Smit, Sujith Xavier, Pascale Chapdelaine & Noel Semple


 

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