Volume: Volume 14 - 2010
Article type: Editorial
2010 marks the relaunch of Law, Democracy & Development as an online, open-access journal. This means that from now on LDD will be freely available to readers and researchers around the world. In doing so it will be joining approximately 400 open access peer-reviewed journals being published in Africa, and almost 4 000 world-wide as at June 2009.
After 13 years of publication in traditional printed format, the Faculty thought long and hard before taking this step. Some of the factors that persuaded us were negatives, in particular, the increasing cost of a printed journal in terms of publication as well as to readers in developing countries. But, the more we thought about it, the more we realised the positive advantages of publishing online.
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