The University of Vienna Law Review is an open access journal edited by the members of the Vienna Doctoral Academy "Communicating the Law: Innovative Approaches to Law and Society" and published by the University of Vienna Law Faculty. It provides a forum for outstanding legal scholars (including those at the beginning of their careers) to present research conducted at the University of Vienna to an international academic audience and to engage in scholarly discussion on a broad range of legal topics. All articles are subjected to a rigorous double-blind peer review and editorial process to ensure the highest standards in academic vigour, substance and structure.

This journal makes an important contribution to various fields of legal scholarship including interdisciplinary and international comparative perspectives.

The editorial work is entrusted to fellows of the Doctoral Academy with the Academy´s Steering Committee acting as Scientific Advisory Board:
Prof. Franz-Stefan Meissel (Speaker, Vice-Dean)
Prof. Magdalena Pöschl (Vice-Speaker)
Prof. Paul Oberhammer (Dean of the Faculty)
Prof. Elisabeth Holzleithner (Deputy Director of Studies)
Prof. Helmut Ofner (Deputy Director of Studies)
Prof. Bettina Perthold (Vice-Dean)
Prof. Michaela Windischgraetz (Deputy Director of Studies)

 All articles are subjected to a rigorous double blind peer review process, which takes up to four weeks. Special emphasis is laid on the scholarly quality of the contributions, the originality of the research presented, as well as the articles' structure and linguistic quality.

New articles to the VLR are published consecutively as soon as they are ready for publication; they will then be added to the current volume's Table of Contents.

The VLR allows open access to all of its contents, based on the assumption that unrestricted access to research works towards the establishment of a global network of scientific knowledge.

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS-System to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes or preservation and restoration.