Here are four newly published journal articles (and one yet to be published one). I know many readers are particularly interested in accessing scholarly journal/law review articles, and this random selection provides a useful example of the different models being used to deliver free full-text articles online:
"Constructing 'Modern Gendered Civilised' Women and Men: Gender-mainstreaming in Refugee Camps," Gender and Development, vol. 19, no. 1 (2011) [free full-text]
- This is an Oxfam journal published by Routledge. The full-text requires payment on the Routledge site, but is free through Oxfam. While it is free to read, it is still subject to copyright and distribution restrictions.
"Is Germany the New Canada? One American Deserter's Request for German Asylum," Military Law Review, vol. 205 (Fall 2010) [free full-text]
- Scroll to p. 94. This journal is published by the U.S. Department of the Army; there is a print version available by subscription and a freely-available online version. Government publications are generally not copyright-protected.
"Fleeing the Drug War Next Door: Drug-related Violence as a Basis for Refugee Protection for Mexican Asylum-Seekers," Merkourios: Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, vol. 27, no. 72 (2011) [open access]
- This is an open access journal, which means it is made freely available online, and it places no restrictions on re-use and distribution. The journal has elected to "provide immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge."
"The International Legal Challenges of Climate-Induced Migration: Proposal for an International Legal Framework," Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, vol. 22, no. 3 (2011) [preprint via SSRN]
- This article is due to appear in a forthcoming issue of the a/m fee-based journal, but it is being made available now as a preprint through the subject repository, Social Science Research Network (SRRN). A preprint is the version of an article submitted for consideration to a journal. Depositing eprints in a repository represents one way to more widely and more rapidly disseminate your work before it is subjected to restrictions imposed by a publisher.
Batterers as Agents of the State: Challenging the Public/Private Distinction in Intimate Partner Violence-Based Asylum Claims (ExpressO, 2011) [text]
- Another example of a preprint: This paper has not yet been published in a journal; however, it has been submitted to law reviews via Berkeley Electronic Press' ExpressO service.