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Regulation & Regulations: Journals

Finding regulation law journals and articles about regulation(s)

A journal is a regular publication (monthly, yearly, etc.) in which you will find academic and research articles. The articles present current research and quick (but thoughtful) responses to legal developments, such as Case Comments..
Journals which are peer-reviewed submit potential articles to evaluation by other experts before publication, so you can be confident of the quality of those finally included in the volume. 
The majority of journals held by the Bodleian Libraries in both physical and electronic formats can be searched via SOLO, however you may find the Law Library's own database easier to use.

Use the other tabs in this box to find recommended journals and guidance on the special online tools to help you find articles in law journals.

If your research interest is interdisciplinary - for example with politics - we recommend the special online search tool available below

Note: PL in article citation stands for Public Law.  Holders of an Oxford SSO can access articles in PL issues 1986 & later via Westlaw Edge UK. Print copies of all issues, from 1956 onwards, are at Cw UK 300 P180 on Level 2.

Available on the free web

Law Journals published in the British Isles are on Level 2 - this is the case regardless of their year of publication.
Their shelf marks start Cw UK 300, Cw UK Scot 300 and Ireland 300.

Note: PL in article citation stands for Public Law.  Holders of an Oxford SSO can access articles in PL issues 1986 & later via Westlaw Edge UK. Print copies of all issues, from 1956 onwards, are at Cw UK 300 P180 on Level 2.

For other law journals, if the volume you seek is 1999 or older, you will find it on the ground floor.If the volume you seek is 2000 or more recent and the shelf mark begins with
Euro Comm or a European jurisdiction please go to Level 3. 
General, Jurisp or the name of a foreign jurisdiction not in Europe, please go to Level 1
 

Please ask a member of staff for directions when you visit the Law Bod.

Remember: legal developments may well be the subject of articles in law journals published in other jurisdictions.
There are special tools - not just SOLO's article search and google scholar! - to help you locate articles published in scholarly journals. Do make use of them!

Indexing tools on the free web

There are too many for any list to be comprehensive. If you are studying a particular legal topic, or a foreign jurisdiction, it may well be worth considering which law firms have gained a distinguished reputation in the same topic/jurisdiction, they may well have partners/practitioners posting news and comment.

Related Bodleian Guides

Inter-library loans

If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the journal you are looking for, we may be able to source it through Oxford's inter-library loan service.

Recommend a journal

If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the journal or article you are looking for, you can make a recommendation by completing the form below (Oxford Single-Sign On required).