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Focus and Scope

Information rights is a rapidly developing area of law and interdisciplinary practice. It embraces areas as diverse as the sharing of sensitive personal information such as medical data through to issues that arise in connection with the development of technology such as the use of wearable tech and also policy concerns such as access to public sector information and the regulation of freedom of expression. Therefore it is an area that embraces both academic debate and developing practical and regulatory issues.

The Journal of Information Rights, Policy & Practice aims to encourage interdisciplinary debate of current information rights issues. It aims to be truly interdisciplinary (encouraging for instance articles from a sociological or computer science perspective), rather than focussing on one area of law such as data protection or freedom of information. The Journal will encourage discussion of issues faced by those in policy and practice, for instance regarding the regulation of information sharing. In addition, the journal will both be online and fully open access.


Publication Frequency

The journal aims to publish twice a year, with opportunities for special editions and advance access publications.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The journal uses Creative Commons licence "Attribution-Non-commercial-No Derivatives", so anyone is free to share and distribute the material in any medium or format under the following terms:

  • Attribution – You must give credit, and provide a link to the license, but not in any way that suggests that IRP&P endorses you or your usage.
  • Non-commercial – You may not use the material for commercial purposes
  • No Derivatives – If you change, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

More information about creative commons can be found on the CC website.


Archiving Policy

All content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). As a consequence all of our references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community.


ORCID

The journal recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Registration provides a unique and persistent digital identifier for the account that enables accurate attribution and improves the discoverability of published papers, ensuring that the correct author receives the correct credit for their work. As the ORCID remains the same through out the lifetime of the account, changes of name, affiliation, or research area do not effect the discoverability of an author's past work and aid correspondence with colleagues.

The journal recommends that all authors include an ORCID within their submitting author data. ORCID numbers should be added to the author data upon submission and will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.


Encouraging Interdisciplinary Debate

Information rights is a rapidly developing area of law and interdisciplinary practice. It embraces areas as diverse as the sharing of sensitive personal information such as medical data through to issues that arise in connection with the development of technology such as the use of wearable tech and also policy concerns such as access to public sector information and the regulation of freedom of expression. Therefore it is an area that embraces both academic debate and developing practical and regulatory issues.

The Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice aims to encourage interdisciplinary debate of current information rights issues. It aims to be truly interdisciplinary (encouraging for instance articles from a sociological or computer science perspective), rather than focusing on one area of law such as data protection or freedom of information. The Journal will encourage discussion of issues faced by those in policy and practice, for instance regarding the regulation of information sharing. In addition, the journal will both be online and fully open access.


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