Presentation of the Revue
The Revue Juridique étudiante de l’Université de Montréal (R.J.E.U.M.) is a scientific e-journal aimed at the diffusion of law students’ research. Managed by students, for students, the Revue offers a publication platform that is both rigorous and accessible. Rigorous because its content is selected following an anonymous peer evaluation, a pillar in the publication of scientific writing, led by a Reading Committee made of over forty professors and law experts. Accessible since the exclusion of professor-written content encourages promising authors to submit their articles for publication, thus allowing them to stand out from their peers.
In the article " La doctrine a-t-elle un avenir au Québec? ", the honorable Judge Dalphond identified the progressive disappearance of printed books, given the rise of online publication platforms, among the challenges that scholarly writing must surmount. One of the inherent concerns related to this challenge was that the filtering needed to identify high-quality content has narrowed, which allows for the publication of content that would have not been published otherwise. We hope to have overcome this challenge by offering an online publication platform focused on current research while producing quality content that will contribute to the development and the deepening of knowledge in the legal sphere.
Our publication platform offers emerging researchers and thinkers of law an essential visibility to their personal and academic development. Unavoidably, it also offers a learning opportunity since by submitting an article to the Revue, the author commits to follow the various steps of the publication process, such as revisiting his ideas in depth to present a concise and complete article. Thus, he acquires a multitude of skills along the way. Furthermore, the Revue also enables students to contribute to the well-functioning of its operations by becoming key players in the editorial process. Students can become engaged in the Revue’s editorial process as editors-in-chief associates, scientific review editors or linguistic review editors. The Revue thus hopes to inspire diversified vocations and to stimulate research, but also to sensitize students to the importance of scholarly work, a crucial component and a fundamental source in law, as well as to the method through which they are constructed.
While the ideas submitted for publications in the Revue must be linked to the field of law, there are no restrictions as to what institution the ideas are affiliated to, the author’s field of study or the subject discussed in the article. Hence, the Revue has opted for a fundamentally broad orientation, one that allows to reach a multitude of interests while promoting a multidisciplinary approach, which is increasingly adopted by Canadian law faculties.
The logo of the Revue refers to a jurisconsult or, more broadly, to the jurist of the Roman Empire. Since the jurisconsults were the founders of systematization, analysis and explanation of law, which can be namely observed in the Corpus iuris civilis, we strongly believe that such a reference will reinforce our mission to promote legal scholarly writing and its historical roots.
Diffusion via the SOQUIJ
All the articles published by the R.J.E.U.M. can be likewise accessed through the databases of the Société québécoise d’information juridique!
Editorial Policy of the Revue
The Revue Juridique étudiante de l’Université de Montréal abides to a strict policy centered on independence. All the content published is anonymously evaluated by experts in law through its Reading Committee who takes charge of the external review. For this reason, the directorial and editorial boards cannot be held responsible for the ideas and perspectives expressed by the authors in their articles.
Ex.: Bianca PIETRACUPA, « Investigative detention in Canada », (2014) 1-1 Revue Juridique étudiante de l’Université de Montréal, en ligne: <http […]> (consulté le […])
The Revue Juridique étudiante de l’Université de Montréal does not accept articles that have been submitted to another publication platform. All publications in the Revue are conditional on the transfer of copyright to the Revue. Please note that the authors may nonetheless submit the same articles, entirely or as a portion of the original text, to other publication platforms under the condition that they specify that the original publication can be found in the R.J.E.U.M.