RphZ – Rechtsphilosophie

Zeitschrift für die Grundlagen des Rechts


At a time when legislation is becoming increasingly hectic in response to individual cases and losing sight of the legal system as a whole, in which its so-called “basic subjects” are often referred to in soapbox speeches but are becoming increasingly marginalised in university education, addressing exactly these fundamental issues is especially important. This is the quintessential task of the philosophy of law, which is just as much a sub-discipline of practical philosophy as it is of jurisprudence. In this sense, the journal Rechtsphilosophie–Zeitschrift für Grundlagen der Rechts provides a forum for interdisciplinary exchange on the theoretical, methodological and political foundations of the law.

The RphZ is published quarterly, with each issue containing around 100 pages and mostly dedicated to a special topic.

ISSN Print 2364-1355
ISSN Online 2942-3341
Published quarterly


Editorial Board

Editorial Staff

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Lehrstuhl für Strafrecht, Rechtsphilosophie/Rechtstheorie
Universitätsplatz 6
06108 Halle (Saale)

Telefon: +49 (0)345 / 55 231 30
Mail: Joachim.Renzikowski@jura.uni-halle.de

Manuscripts are welcome.

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Publishing Open Access

The RphZ is not an open access journal. However, it is possible to publish individual articles in the journal open access by making the digital version freely available under a Creative Commons license chosen by the respective author(s). The publisher requires a fee to cover the publication costs (Article Processing Charge – APC) in the amount of 1,990.00 EUR (plus VAT). Many scientific institutions and science funding bodies provide corresponding funds for the publication of research results.

Are you interested in this option? Talk to your editorial office or contact open-access@nomos.de!

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