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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

2003-2012 Tax Journal Rankings: NYU #1, Tax Notes #2

Here are the Washington & Lee tax law review combined rankings of the five major tax journals:

  • Florida Tax Review ("Florida")
  • Tax Law Review ("NYU")
  • Tax Lawyer ("ABA")
  • Tax Notes
  • Virginia Tax Review ("Virginia")

The rankings are based on the annual combined rankings in 2003-2012 among these five journals:by:

Rank

Journal

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

1.1

NYU

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2.9

Tax Notes

4

3

3

2

2

2

5

3

2

3

3.0

Florida

3

4

4

4

3

3

2

2

3

2

3.1

Virginia

1

2

2

3

4

4

3

4

4

4

4.9

ABA

5

5

5

5

5

5

4

5

5

5

As I have previously noted, Tax Notes fares poorly in the Impact Factor category (citations/number of articles published) because W&L apparently counts as "articles" all of the advance sheet material in Tax Notes.

Tax Notes is #1 by a wide margin in the number of citations in law reviews, with more than double the citations of its nearest competitor:

Rank

Journal

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

1.0

Tax Notes

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2.9

ABA

4

3

4

4

3

3

2

2

2

2

3.0

NYU

3

4

3

3

2

2

3

4

3

3

3.1

Virginia

2

2

2

2

4

4

4

3

4

4

5.0

Florida

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

March 6, 2013 in Law Review Rankings, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Analysts, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2012 Tax Journal Rankings: Virginia #1, NYU #2

Here are the Washington & Lee tax law review rankings, based on citations to articles published in 2005-2012:

Here are the Top 25 tax journals (out of 48 ranked tax journals):

Rank

Tax Journal

Combined

Impact

Law Reviews

Cases

Currency

1

Virginia Tax Review

100.0

0.72

595

5

1.20

2

Tax Law Review

80.2

0.66

382

1

0.92

3

Elder Law Journal

66.1

0.58

279

8

0.55

4

Florida Tax Review

62.0

0.58

217

0

0.96

5

Tax Notes

54.5

0.01

762

15

0.02

6

Pittsburgh Tax Review

40.5

0.43

81

2

0.25

6

Tax Lawyer

40.5

0.21

335

14

0.14

8

Houston Bus. & Tax J.

39.7

0.34

170

5

0.14

9

Akron Tax Journal

28.9

0.30

71

3

0.38

10

Heckerling Inst. Est. Plan.

26.4

0.21

132

0

0.48

11

Marquette Elder's Advisor

24.8

0.20

124

1

0.14

12

National Tax Journal

23.1

0.11

206

2

0.19

13

Journal of Taxation

17.4

0.03

215

6

0.05

14

New Zealand J. Tax' Law

14.0

0.11

73

0

0.10

15

Estate Planning

13.2

0.04

148

1

0.19

16

Tax Notes International

10.7

0.00

151

0

0.00

17

Exempt Org. Tax Review

5.0

0.00

75

0

0.01

17

Taxes  Magazine

5.0

0.01

55

0

0.04

19

British Tax Review

4.1

0.01

42

0

0.02

19

Tax Management Mem.

4.1

0.01

48

1

0.05

19

Taxation of Exempts

4.1

0.02

40

0

0.10

22

Canadian Tax Journal

3.3

0.02

30

0

0.02

23

eJournal of Tax Research

2.5

0.02

11

0

0.06

23

J. Australasian Tax Ass'n

2.5

0.02

13

0

0.02

23

Tax Management Int'l J.

2.5

0.01

27

0

0.03

Tax Notes is #1 by a wide margin in citations in law reviews (762 v. #2's Virginia Tax Review's 595), but fairs relatively poorly (.001, ranked #20) 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. (Note:  I omitted the NYU Journal of Law and Business from the above chart because it is not a tax journal.)

Prior W&L Tax Journal Rankings:

(Hat Tip: Omri Marian,)

February 27, 2013 in Law Review Rankings, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2011 Tax Journal Rankings: NYU #1, Virginia #2, Tax Notes #3

Here are the Washington & Lee tax law review rankings, based on citations to articles published in 2004-2011:

Here are the Top 25 tax journals (out of 44 ranked tax journals):

Rank

Tax Journal

Combined

Impact

Law Reviews

Cases

Currency

1

Tax Law Review

100.0

0.98

412

1

1.74

2

Virginia Tax Review

89.6

0.71

554

9

1.00

3

Tax Notes

76.0

0.01

1165

14

0.02

4

Florida Tax Review

60.8

0.63

210

0

0.75

5

Elder Law Journal

57.6

0.54

257

8

0.36

6

Tax Lawyer

44.0

0.21

435

10

0.40

7

Pittsburgh Tax Review

41.6

0.48

85

3

0.42

8

Houston Bus. & Tax J.

35.2

0.31

184

4

0.30

9

Journal of Taxation

28.8

0.06

370

5

0.11

10

Heckerling Inst. Est. Plan.

26.4

0.22

150

0

0.41

11

Akron Tax Journal

22.4

0.25

56

3

1.17

12

National Tax Journal

22.4

0.11

217

0

0.16

13

Marquette Elder's Advisor

17.6

0.14

107

1

0.14

14

Estate Planning

14.4

0.04

172

1

0.17

15

Taxes

14.4

0.05

162

0

0.08

15

Tax Notes International

12.8

0.00

193

0

0.00

17

New Zealand J. Tax'n Law

9.6

0.08

58

0

0.00

18

Tax Management Mem.

9.6

0.03

111

1

0.05

18

Tax Management Int’l J.

5.6

0.02

66

0

0.05

20

Taxation of Exempts

4.0

0.02

33

0

0.08

21

British Tax Review

3.2

0.01

36

0

0.01

22

Corporate Taxation

3.2

0.02

31

0

0.04

23

eJournal of Tax Research

3.2

0.03

16

0

0.03

24

Real Estate Taxation

3.2

0.02

24

1

0.01

25

Tax Mgmt Real Estate J.

3.2

0.02

23

0

0.01

Tax Notes is #1 by a wide margin in citations in law reviews (1165 v. #2's Virginia Tax Review's 554), but fairs relatively poorly (.001, ranked #24) 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. (Note:  I omitted the NYU Journal of Law and Business from the above chart because it is not a tax journal.)

Prior W&L Tax Journal Rankings:

Update: Thanks to Omri Marian for letting me know that Washington & Lee has released an updated ranking based on citations to articles published in 2005-2012.  I will blog those rankings in a forthcoming post.

February 19, 2013 in Law Review Rankings, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2009 Tax Journal Rankings: Tax Law Review #1, Tax Notes #2

Washington & Lee has updated its law review rankings, which are based on citations to articles published in the past eight years (2001-2008):

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 Journal Rankings (2009)

 Some observations:

  • 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.)

January 6, 2009 in W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, February 8, 2008

2008 Tax Law Journal Rankings: Tax Law Review #1, Tax Notes #2

Washington & Lee has updated its law review rankings, which are based on citations to articles published in the past eight years (2000-2007):

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 is #1 in the combined rankings, followed by the Florida Tax Review and the Virginia Tax Review.

In the 2008 ranking of tax journals (2000-2007), the Tax Law Review remains #1, with Tax Notes vaulting to #6 (from #2) and the Florida Tax Review slipping to #3 (from #2):

Wl_tax_journal_rankings_2008

Some observations:

  • Tax Notes is #1 by a wide margin in citations in law reviews (1219 v. #2's Journal of Taxation's 495), but fairs relatively poorly (.01, ranked #19) 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 Elder Law Journal (#5), Journal of Taxation (#6), Estate Planning (#11), and Marquette Elder Advisory (#15) debuted on the list this year with strong showings.

February 8, 2008 in W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, November 17, 2006

2006 Tax Law Journal Rankings: Tax Law Review Is #1

Washington & Lee has updated and expanded its law review rankings, which are based on citations to articles published in the past eight years (1999-2006):

In last year's 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 this year's ranking of tax journals (1999-2006), the Tax Law Review is #1 in the combined rankings, followed by the Florida Tax Review and the Virginia Tax Review:

Tax_journal_rankings_2006_1

Some observations:

  • Tax Notes (#6 combined) is #1 by a wide margin in citations in law reviews (985 v. #2's The Tax Lawyer's 394), and is #2 in citations in cases, but is unranked 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, thus resulting in Tax Notes' poor showing in this category.
  • A similar result befell The Tax Lawyer (#5 combined) -- #1 in citations in cases and #2 in citations in law reviews, but only #6 in Impact Factor.  My guess is that W&L counted as "articles" the many student notes published in The Tax Lawyer.  The top two journals (Tax Law Review and Florida Tax Review) do not publish student notes.
  • The relatively new Houston Business & Tax Journal made an impressive showing in the rankings.

November 17, 2006 in W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)