About the Journal

The Journal of International Legal Communication (JILC) is a gold open access journal (ISSN 2720-1643) established and published by the University of Warsaw. JILC is operated by E-SCIENCE SPACE sp. z o. o.

JILC follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. Each article is assigned an International Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The language of the publication is English. JILC is published four times a year.

This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Mission and scope

The mission of the JILC is to connect law, language and communication over all scientific, geographical, political and social divisions.

The term “legal communication” defines various types of research problems: it refers to the effectiveness of law, obtaining information about law, translation of legal acts, harmonization and globalization of law,  communication between lawyers-practitioners undertaken in various contexts, their contacts with lay people, the impact of new information technologies and media on the performance of legal professions, as well as innovative pedagogy. Being an interdisciplinary area, legal communication implies the need for joint efforts of representatives of legal, social and human sciences, especially in an international, European, comparative and empirical context.

JILC is an international scientific peer-reviewed publication that presents the methodological and empirical research of scientists from different countries and reflects a variety of scientific schools and topics concerning an interdisciplinary approach to legal communication.

Subject areas

JILC is an academic journal which aims at the dissemination of studies from a range of areas contributing to legal communication, including law, linguistics, foreign languages and literature, education, sociology, psychology, political studies, business management, administrative services and economics. In addition, it intends to include case studies, as well as new concepts and practices reflecting research on legal communication. JILC seeks to blend both theory and practice and thus contribute to the advancement of the field. We expect submitted articles to be theoretically sound, provide significant research findings and implications for existing approaches.

JILC Writing Mentorship

JILC encourages young Authors, i.e. scientists, PhD candidates, students to participate in the incredibly developing adventure that is writing and publishing. JILC supports the efforts to express opinions, to share views, to describe and to analyse scientific findings. JILC also supports the engagement and ambitions of young Authors, gives them the opportunity to capitalize their skills or experiences and makes the investment into the future generations of academic writers. There is also a floor here to create a positive, strong student – academic teacher relationship that lasts not only during the period of studying and that makes the academic society bonding in many different ways. The JILC Writing Mentorship program provides an opportunity to connect an experienced Author with someone new to writing. JILC is very appreciative of the writing mentors who contribute their time to this important program in which the mentees benefit from collegial support and through gaining appreciation for the publication process.


By submitting manuscripts for publication, authors acknowledge that their article is not published anywhere else and and retain their copyright. Authors are also responsible for obtaining permission to use copyright material from other sources, where necessary. The content of the JILC website can be accessed, downloaded and/or printed for personal non-commercial use. Authors may use their text elsewhere after publication provided that JILC is acknowledged as the original source of publication. The non-commercial use of the articles is governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license as currently displayed on Creative Commons.

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