About the Journal

SCRIPTed is a high-quality, open access, interdisciplinary, and multi-lingual journal of peer-reviewed articles, analysis pieces, case and legislation critiques, as well as commentaries, reports, and book reviews pertaining to law, society, and technologies in the broadest sense.

SCRIPTed’s Editorial Board is assisted by an Advisory Board of internationally-renowned experts drawn from the disciplines of intellectual property, information technology, medical law, artificial intelligence, communications law and E-commerce.

As the online journal associated with SCRIPT (the Centre for Research in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, based in the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, and established on 1 April 2002 with generous support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council), SCRIPTed draws on a thriving postgraduate community of students from around the world and benefits from the close ties of that community with the Faculty of Law.

In an effort to maximise the benefits and flexibility of online publishing, SCRIPTed now publishes its peer-reviewed articles and analysis pieces on an ongoing, rolling basis, with contributions being collated into 2-4 issues per year. Submissions are invited on any aspect of the relationships between law, policy, society, ethics, and technologies. Further assistance for authors and artists can be found in the Submission Guidelines.

Open access

SCRIPTed is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his or her institution. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or to use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Submissions are published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.

SCRIPTed is part of the Open Access Law Program.  Its contents can be viewed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.  To receive updates concerning the site, sign up using our RSS feed.

The most recent issue of SCRIPTed can be found on the Current Issue page.  The full content of all previous issues can be accessed on the All Issues page.

Publishing fees

SCRIPTed does not charge authors any fees to submit, process, or publish a manuscript.


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