Columbia University’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) is pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law (CJGL). The law journal, which has published cutting-edge legal research on sex, gender, and sexual orientation since 1991, benefits from an elegant new website design that archives past and current journal volumes and aids in the management of journal subscriptions and submissions of articles, essays, comments, book reviews, and letters for review.
CJGL aims to advance feminist scholarship and to serve as an outlet for interested students, practitioners, and academics by fostering dialogue, debate, and awareness about gender-related issues and feminist scholarship. The journal features the writing of noted scholars in feminist jurisprudence, including judges, law professors, and Columbia law students, and welcomes articles about law from a range of academic disciplines. The journal is edited and published entirely by students at the Columbia University School of Law, with all journal members participating in the submissions decision-making process. CJGL is also the only Columbia law journal that welcomes law students to join its staff as early as their first-year.
Angelina Liang, CJGL Editor-in-Chief, is delighted with the journal’s new site. “I took over as Editor-in-Chief in March 2012,” she said, “and started working with CDRS on the transition from turning our print-only journal into an online publication. The journal having existed in print-only form until this year, it has been very difficult for my team and me to deal with submissions and field questions without an online presence. We are thrilled with our new website, which enables students, practitioners, and academics around the world to access published articles, and it was a pleasure to work with CDRS to develop the site.”
Rebecca Kennison, CDRS Director, commented: "The launch of CJGL online is a terrific achievement for the journal editors, the CDRS production team, and everyone else involved. That an international community of lawyers, students, academics, and members of the public can now access this prestigious home of gender-focused legal scholarship is of huge benefit to Columbia, the field of feminist jurisprudence, and to students the world over."
First published in 1991, the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law is a law journal edited and published entirely by students at the Columbia University School of Law. The Journal publishes interdisciplinary works related to feminism and gender-related issues with the aim of promoting dialogue, debate, and awareness around an expansive view of feminism embracing women and men of different colors, classes, sexual orientations, and cultures.
CDRS serves the digital research and scholarly communications needs of the faculty, students, and staff of Columbia University and its affiliates. Our mission is to increase the utility and impact of research produced at Columbia by creating, adapting, implementing, supporting, and sustaining innovative digital tools and publishing platforms for content delivery, discovery, analysis, data curation, and preservation. In pursuit of that mission, we also engage in extensive outreach, education, and advocacy to ensure that the scholarly work produced at Columbia University has a global reach and accelerates the pace of research across disciplines. CDRS, led by Rebecca Kennison, is one of six entities that comprise the Digital Programs and Technology Services branch of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. The Center was created in July 2007 to address the ongoing evolution of researchers’ and scholars’ needs as new technologies, policies, and systems of knowledge support arise.
CUL/IS is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 11 million volumes, over 150,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 500 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu