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SAGE Publishing welcomes the Alternative Law Journal

February 14, 2017

London, UK. SAGE Publishing today announces that it is to begin publishing the Alternative Law Journal (AltLJ), Australia’s leading law reform journal in partnership with the Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd in Melbourne, Australia.

Beginning publication with SAGE in March 2017, the AltLJ is a peer reviewed scholarly journal, publishing quarterly. Its focus covers issues of Australian social justice and human rights, as well as looking directly at the inherent problems of the current legal system and addressing key opportunities for development and education in legal matters in the region.

National Editor Melissa Castan said of the new publishing partnership:

“We are excited to take this next step in the journey of the Alternative Law Journal and begin publication with SAGE, a publisher with such a strong journal portfolio that is well renowned and respected globally. We are confident that AltLJ will be a great fit here and through the worldwide dissemination of its original and highly valuable content we will reach new audiences everywhere.”

Miranda Nunhofer, Executive Director, Humanities and Social Science journals, additionally remarked: 

“As Australia’s leading source of knowledge on legal reform for the past 40 years, we are delighted to welcome this prestigious title to our growing collection of law, human rights and social justice journals. As a publication that is innovative in form and style, incorporating opinions, regular columns, art and cartoons in addition to research articles into its issues, we are excited by its future possibilities. Working with the Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd we look forward to developing the AltLJ’s impact within the field even further.”  

You can follow the AltLJ on Twitter @AltLJ, and find out more about the journal here.

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.

The Alternative Law Journal remains Australia's leading law reform journal having been published for over 40 years. It is a peer reviewed quarterly journal, focusing on issues of social justice and human rights, critique of the legal system, developments in alternative practice and community legal education. Opinions, regular columns, art and cartoons are included in addition to scholarly articles and commentary. The AltLJ is published on behalf of the Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd in Melbourne, Australia.

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