Friday, May 27, 2011
“We would have accepted this article in February,” one editor-in-chief kindly wrote me not long ago, “but we’ve already accepted a tax article this year.” At the time, I took this as likely an editor’s version of “I have to wash my hair” and tried not to take it too seriously. A couple of weeks ago, though, at the OJ ... a recent Chicago Law Review editor said much the same thing: once his journal takes an article from a “specialty” field, the bar is much higher for other pieces in the same field. ... What’s most vexing ... is that it’s driven entirely by the assumption that available slots are limited. Why not just park the second excellent tax article in the next volume? Well, that’s a thornier one. Let’s pause for comment & come back for a Part II.
- William J. Turnier (North Carolina), Tax (and Lots of Other) Scholars Need Not Apply: The Changing Venue for Scholarship, 50 J. Legal Educ. 189 (2000)
- Jasper L. Cummings, Jr. (Alston & Bird, Raleigh, NC), Academic Articles on Tax, 130 Tax Notes 1189 (Mar. 7, 2011):
- Lawrence Zelenak (Duke), Tax Scholarship: Useful and Useless, 130 Tax Notes 1337 (Mar. 14, 2011):