Journal of Libertarian Studies

The Journal of Libertarian Studies (JLS) is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Lew Rockwell. It was established in the spring of 1977 by Murray Rothbard who also served as its editor until his death in 1995. The journal had been published by the Center for Libertarian Studies, but moved to the Mises Institute in 2000. As of 2020, it is still actively published.[1]

Journal of Libertarian Studies
Publication details
Frequencyquarterly until 2008, now yearly
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Libert. Stud.
OCLC no.742555861

The focus of the journal was "libertarian theory", with a strong influence of Austrian School and anarcho-capitalism,[2] which has in the past included articles from the fields of history, economics, and philosophy.

The journal was originally a quarterly publication under Rothbard, and later under Hans-Hermann Hoppe and Roderick Long.[3] In 2008, it was changed to an annual print and online publication, edited by Thomas Woods.


  1. ^ "The Journal of Libertarian Studies". Mises Institute. Retrieved 2020-11-13.
  2. ^ Anarcho-Capitalism: An Annotated Bibliography, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  3. ^ "Journal of Libertarian Studies". Retrieved 2012-05-19.

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