The JCLS is circulated freely and electronically; authors hold the copyright to their contribution. The JCLS is referenced like any printed periodical, and off-prints are available for authors. The JCLS webpage also publishes additional materials, such as pre-publications of forthcoming papers and translations of JCLS articles.***Volume 1, devoted to Revisiting the Distinction Between Persons and Things, includes several works of legal history.
The JCLS is intended to promote a multidisciplinary and pluralistic approach, and to focus on  the evolution of the law in mixed jurisdictions, chiefly Louisiana;  the evolution of the civil law in an English speaking environment;  the impact of globalization on the evolution of the civil law and the common law;  the impact of the civil law and the common law outside the western world and their interrelation with other legal traditions;  bridging the divide between civil law and common law in the American hemisphere and in the European area; and  the combination of the civil law and common law traditions in the harmonization and unification processes, with a focus on linguistic issues.