The theoretical journal The Lawyer Quarterly, International Journal for Legal Research focuses on legal theory and practice. It publishes articles by Czech and foreign authors that deal with current issues from different areas of national and international law, legal philosophy, legal history and other law-related disciplines.

It also contains discussions, reviews and annotations and news from the science community.

TLQ is a peer-reviewed journal, and it welcomes papers on any topical legal issue.

Peer Review Process

1. All manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Board undergo prior to accepting a review procedure, during which two independent reviews are prepared, usually by members of the Editorial Board. The review procedure is double-blind. Manuscripts are not reviewed by persons who have institutional or other connections with the author.

2. The review procedure usually takes no more than 12 weeks and the author is informed about its outcome. The Lawyer Quarterly, International Journal for Legal Research reserves the right to not publish an article or return an article to the review procedure, provided there are compelling reasons. This holds even if the outcome of the review procedure was positive (e.g. in case there was a significant change in legislation during or after the completion of the review procedure).

3. Offering the manuscript to another journal while it is under review is considered unethical.

Publication Frequency

TLQ published 4 times a year.

Journal History

The Lawyer Quarterly (TLQ) is published by the Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic from July 2011.

TLQ comes 4 times a year.

Open Access Policy

Journal of Jurisprudence and Legal Practice will provide readers with immediate free access to all published content in Open Access policy and counts as so called "golden" journal. We believe that immediate open access enables the worldwide exchange of academic results and opinions.

Practical consequences of the Open Access policy

Open Access means free access and its meaning, goal and purpose is productive exchange of opinions and also earlier and more frequent citation of the published article.
Open Access also means openess in the legal sense. Publication of a work under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licenses has the following copyright consequences:
Anyone can use the contribution, i.e. among other things multiply, share, modify and create derivative works (e.g. translate).
Derivative works, however, must be shared for non-commercial purposes under the same license (also here under the conditions of CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). In all cases the authorship must be preserved (the author must be named), the source must be stated and a reference to the full text of the public licensing conditions CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 must be given.
The author then may grant to his contribution further non-exclusive licenses (e.g. publish the contribution in a book or a collection), if he states that first publication was in Journal of Jurisprudence and Legal Practice and provides a link to the source.
The contribution may be deposited in the specialized or institutional repositories in a form of so called "publisher's edition".


The journal accepts for publication only and exclusively original, nowhere else published submissions ("Ingelfinger rule"). Articles are published under the international version of the Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike International license, which full text of licensing conditions is available at (further only "CC BY-NC-SA 4.0"). (More information about Creative Commons licenses available at

By making and accepting the author´s revisions of the edited submission following the reviews, the author agrees and acknowledges that his/her submission shall be, in case of acceptance for publication, published under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license, i.e. that a proposal of licensing contract in the meaning of § 2373 of the act no. 89/2012 Sb., Civil Code, to the submission towards unspecific number of persons shall be granted, whereas the content of this contract shall be defined by the reference to the publically available licensing conditions CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, which are available at

The author is obliged to provide and acertain for himself the rights to the submission and eventually to the works used within, so that he/she can offer proposal to licensing contract under the above specified licensing conditions. The author is aware of the fact, that he/she is liable for the harm that may arise from a breach of the this obligation, including the costs related to eventual litigation and harm caused by damage to the reputation of the publisher.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.