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Scientific Blogs as Infrastructure for Digital Publishing and Academic Communication: Expanding the Model Project "Völkerrechtsblog"

Head of Section:

Raffaela Kunz

About the Project:

Emerging from the Working Group of Young Scholars in International Law (Arbeitskreis junger VölkerrechtswissenschaftlerInnen; AjV), Völkerrechtsblog constitutes since 2014 a platform for digital publishing in international legal scholarship. The research project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) aims to strengthen the Völkerrechtsblog and to establish it as a model project in the area of scholarly publishing in the digital age. Fortifying and expanding Völkerrechtsblog contributes to a stronger Open Access infrastructure in German legal academia, which remains dominated by traditional media, and can help to increase its international visibility. A further aim is to concurrently oversee the implementation of the Open Access strategy of the Max Planck Society and to bring the perspectives and needs of German international law scholarship into the discussion.

Staff Member(s):

Valentina Kleinsasser

Valentina Kleinsasser

Valentina has been studying law at Freie Universität Berlin since 2015 and has been a student assistant in the team of the Völkerrechtsblog since April 2019. During studying abroad at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, she focused on international human rights law and the law of the European Union.

Julian Hettihewa

Julian Hettihewa

Julian is a law student at Freie Universität Berlin since 2015. He specialized in international law at the University of Westminster in London. He is a student assistent in the team of the Völkerrechtsblog since April 2019.