The IISL and its journal OSLS take pride in their cosmopolitan and all-inclusive vocation, especially regarding production and dissemination of high profile academic knowledge. English being today's main vehicle of expression of scientific knowledge, it is also our journal's main language. However, although a title, abstract, and key words in English are mandatory for all papers, OSLS accepts and encourages use of other languages as well - by reason of the IISL's origin and location, Spanish, French and Basque are the other three main ones.

Articles should normally be of 8-15,000 words. However, shorter and longer work can be considered if the length is appropriate and justified.


  • Oñati Socio-Legal Series

    The Oñati Socio-Legal Series (ISSN 2079-5971) is an international peer-reviewed on-line journal which publishes work within the field of law and society. This is broadly defined to include work which makes a significant contribution to the understanding and analysis of law as a set of social institutions, processes, practices or techniques, using any methodologies and approaches from the social sciences and humanities. Oñati Socio-Legal Series is owned and published by the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law.

    Papers are first reviewed at desk and, if pre-accepted, are sent out to double-blind peer-review by at least two external referees.

  • Sortuz: Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-Legal Studies

    Sortuz (ISSN 1988-0847) seeks to create a virtual, but real space, that strengthens the emerging community around the relations between law and society through the publication of quality research. Indeed, the community of scholars that year by year meet, discuss and grow in IISL facilities may find in this journal an additional chance to share and discuss, their knowledge and findings. However, Sortuz is also meant as a place of meeting to widen the reach of the Oñati community to those who do not have a previous involvement with the IISL, remaining committed as well with the wide and inclusive perspective of socio-legal studies promoted by the IISL.

    Sortuz is owned and published by the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law Foundation.