International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Nazreen Shaik-Peremanov
ISSN online: 1741-6434
ISSN print: 1741-6426
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IJLSE proposes and fosters discussion on the application of scientific knowledge to litigation, adjudication, legislation and public policy, with emphasis on the implications that informed interpretation of science exert on policy choices. IJLSE serves as a vehicle for exploring systematic approaches to scientific evidence in specific disputes. The journal is particularly interested in issues involving medicine, ecological analysis and risk assessment, and “critical appraisal" (as applied in health care sciences) to assist courts, administrative agencies, and policymakers.


 Topics covered include

  • Rules of evidence and admissibility of scientific evidence in law and litigation
  • Comparative tort law, e.g. strict liability vs. negligence, product liability standards
  • Application of specific sciences in litigation (e.g. epidemiology)
  • Risk assessment and public policy
  • Legislation and how evidence shapes the law-making process
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Ethics and standards in litigation support
  • Expert witness norms and standards
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Scientific issues in international trade and trade policy
  • Damages calculations
  • Digital evidence

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The objectives of IJLSE are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, the legal community, the expert community, risk and liability managers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the resolution of complex disputes that are informed by science. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments to encourage the growth of a defined intellectual discipline of evidence-based dispute resolution. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological and ecological change, changes in the global economy, cultural differences in values and toward the application of public knowledge, and comparative law.


IJLSE addresses itself primarily to a readership expected to include professionals (especially in law, engineering, medicine, and public health), academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of law, healthcare, legislation, international trade, technology management, engineering and business education, in order to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


A. IJLSE publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues are devoted to important topics in liability and scientific enquiry.

B. IJLSE’s editorial board will review contributions based on methodology, presentation, and fit with the purposes and goals of the journal, including the impact on evidentiary, legal, or policymaking approaches. The editors will not undertake any independent review of the scientific validity of assertions in submissions, but submissions should contain sufficient references to peer-reviewed sources to demonstrate the support within the scientific community, or the lack thereof.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Shaik-Peremanov, Nazreen, University of South Africa, South Africa

Editorial Board Members

  • Adrian, Angela, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Bakker, Anuschka, IBFD, Netherlands
  • Brakensiek, Carlyle, California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, USA
  • Garon, Jon, Hamline University, USA
  • Goldsmith, David F., The George Washington University, USA
  • Guidotti, Tee L., Medical Advisory Services, USA
  • Gupta, Manish, M&T Bank Corporation, USA
  • Kierkegaard, Sylvia Mercado, International Association of IT Lawyers, Denmark
  • Reid, Alan, Napier University, UK
  • Reynolds, Larry A., Department of Justice Canada, Canada
  • Saltzburg, Stephen, George Washington University Law School, USA
  • Siig, Kristina, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Smallman, David, Pathfinder Team Consulting, UK
  • Wolski, Bobette, Bond University, Australia


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