Columbia Science and Technology Law Review Now Available in Academic Commons

(NEW YORK, June 2, 2009) Volume X of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review (STLR) is now available in Academic Commons, Columbia's research repository. With the launch of this volume, STLR becomes a formal open access journal, complying with the recent Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship. Read more about STLR's move to open access publishing in a letter from Luis Villa, Editor-in-Chief, on the journal's website.

STLR publishes pieces dealing with the legal issues surrounding science and technology, including the Internet, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and telecommunications law. Published twice a year, STLR is ranked third among all tech law journals in Washington and Lee Law Library’s "Impact Factor" ranking. Most STLR staff members have a technical or scientific background, most commonly as undergrads, and some have PhDs or work experience in relevant fields.

Academic Commons is a growing digital repository in which the Columbia community can make available past work and timely results of ongoing research. Services around the repository are coordinated by the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. Contact Sarah Holsted, Digital Repository Coordinator, at for more information on how you can deposit your research.

For more information on open access, visit the CU Scholarly Communication Program's website at

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06/02/09 DAP