Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Washington & Lee has updated its law review rankings, which are based on citations to articles published in the past eight years (2001-2008):
- Impact Factor (citations/number of articles published)
- Citations in Law Reviews
- Citations in Cases (federal and state courts)
- Combined (weighted combination of the above rankings)
In the 2006 ranking of tax journals (1998-2005), the Florida Tax Review was #1 in the combined rankings, followed by the Virginia Tax Review and the Tax Lawyer.
In the 2007 ranking of tax journals (1999-2006), the Tax Law Review rose to #1 (from #5) in the combined rankings, followed by the Florida Tax Review (slipping from #1) and the Virginia Tax Review (slipping from #2).
In the 2008 ranking of tax journals (2000-2007), the Tax Law Review remained #1, with Tax Notes vaulting to #2 (from #6) and the Florida Tax Review slipping to #3 (from #2).
In the 2009 ranking of tax journals (2001-2008), the Tax Law Review and Tax Notes remain #1 and #2, respectively, with the Virginia Tax Review rising to #3 (from #4), and the Florida Tax Review slipping for the third consecutive year to #4 (from #3). Here are the Top 25 tax journals (out of 44 ranked tax journals):
- Tax Notes is #1 by a wide margin in citations in law reviews (1254 v. #2's Journal of Taxation's 471), but fairs relatively poorly (.001, ranked #22) in the Impact Factor category (citations/number of articles published). My guess is that W&L counted as "articles" all of the advance sheet material in Tax Notes.
- The Pittsburgh Tax Review made a dramatic climb in the combined rankings to #6, from #22 last year.
(Hat Tip: Law Librarian Blog.)