Abstract: For several decades the Journal of Libertarian Studies was the key outlet for important interdisciplinary scholarship in the radical libertarian tradition. But by the late 2000s, the Internet was in full flower and the JLS was in decline. One night in early January 2009, I had the idea to form a new journal for libertarian scholarship, which would help fill the gap left by the declining JLS, and also take advantage of new publishing possibilities: entirely online and free, and with no artificial space constraints, but still of high-quality and peer-reviewed. Within just a few days, we had established the website and the basic design, assembled an impressive editorial board, and collected and edited an initial set of articles, which were published later that month, starting on January 18, 2009.
Keywords: Libertarian Papers, editorial, publishing, history