About the Journal

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.

All papers are double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two referees.


Submissions are temporarily closed


A big thankyou goes to all scholars who have chosen, and continue to choose Oñati Socio-Legal Series as a venue for publishing their research work.

Due to the high number of submissions that we have received in the past few months, we must now close individual submissions so that we can honour our mission and the trust that all contributors have put on us, and review, edit, and publish these articles within an appropriate timeframe and observing our quality standards.

This does not apply to submissions which are part of a special issue proposed to and accepted by the IISL. These authors can submit their work by selecting the choice named "Thematic Article" at the beginning of the submission menu. Likewise, the IISL's journal Sortuz: Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-Legal Studies, is accepting individual submissions.

OSLS will open individual submissions again in due course.

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Current Issue

Vol. 11 No. 6 (2021): Social control, judicialization of social problems and governance of security in comparative perspectives
Cover of OSLS 11(6)

Issue edited by Joao Velloso (University of Ottawa) and Vívian Ferreira Paes (Universidade Federal Fluminense).

DOI: 10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1246

Published: 01-12-2021
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