Compendium of journals on Legal Translation & Interpreting / Language & Law

Below is an updated list of journals that publish articles about legal translation and legal interpreting or more generally about language and law.

In keeping with the field of translation, the journals listed below include papers in a variety of languages.

Of course, relevant papers may also be found in other journals dealing with other related topics such as corpus linguistics, lexicography, terminology, international business studies, and so forth. Conference proceedings may also contain articles of interest, as may publications by professional bodies such as translators’ or lawyers’  associations. Institutions also make available publications from time to time. There are also online magazines covering language issues, e.g. Slator or Babel, and covering the law e.g. ABA Journal or Lexology.

Please feel free to write in with others that you feel are worth sharing.


Legal translation & interpreting / language & law journals – Open access

Selected comparative & foreign law journals – Open access

Special issues on legal translation & interpreting / language & law – Open access

Non-specialist translation & interpreting journals and collections – Open access


Alongside the general movement for scholarly work to be freely accessible, many of the journals below now include a number of articles with open access, and/or allow authors or institutions to pay for open access to their work.

Legal translation & interpreting / language & law journals – Pay-for-access

Special issues on legal translation & interpreting / language & law – Pay-for-access

Non-specialist translation journals carrying legal translation & interpreting papers from time to time – Pay-for-access


Collection of Translation Studies journals

  • A collection of peer-reviewed online Translation Studies journals curated by three academics is available via Google Docs here.


Greece, Corinth CanalN.B. The list above is divided into open access and pay-for-access purely to assist users when searching, but that division is in no way related to quality or to coverage. Those carrying out research are strongly encouraged to also consult pay-for-access and not to rely on open-access sources only.

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