Periodicals indexed are:
1. Substantive law school journals regardless of the subject matter and that meet the other sections of the guidelines.
2. Periodicals that are not substantive law school journals but publish articles that primarily deal with common law and meet the other sections of the guidelines. The articles found in the periodical should be predominately legal and substantive in nature, but not exclusively so. Those periodicals that are not law school journals and that indicate they are international or comparative in focus may also be indexed if they contain a substantial number of articles dealing with common law jurisdictions.
3. Certain categories of periodicals are automatically indexed, regardless of content focus, unless specifically excluded by the Indexing of Periodical Literature Committee. Review the guidelines for more information.
Periodical Title Information
The periodical may be published as infrequently as annually. However, regular publication, with some degree of predictability, is required. If information is unavailable, please add "unknown".
Gale generally indexes only periodicals published in the United States and its possessions, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Selected English language publications from other countries will be included if deemed appropriate by the committee.
Those periodicals that are not law school journals and that indicate they are international or comparative in focus may also be indexed if they contain a substantial number of articles dealing with common law jurisdictions.
Gale generally indexes only English language periodicals. Selected non-English language publications that meet the other guidelines may be included if deemed appropriate by the committee. French language publications are not included.
Journals that are digital-only publications may be indexed if they meet the following criteria: 1) They meet the standards for print publications as outlined in the other sections of these guidelines. The journals exhibit a certain amount of stability by having been in existence for more than 2 years and been published with regularity. The Committee must approve the electronic journal before it is sent off to the Gale Group. 2) The publisher of the electronic journal grants permanent archival rights to the Gale Group. This is necessary to insure that the publication will not cease and disappear from the World Wide Web. Gale will contact the publisher to negotiate a licensing agreement, so AALL will not need to be involved in these negotiations. If the publisher refuses an agreement, then the journal will not be indexed.
Indexing of a selected title will generally start with the first issue of the volume for the year in which the periodical is selected. The committee may recommend retrospective coverage if it deems such coverage of importance.
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Nothing in this policy prohibits a publisher of a deselected title from resubmitting it at a future date to have its indexing reinstituted. At that time it will be treated as if it were a new title.
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