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Thursday, July 8, 2021

2003-2020 Tax Journal Rankings: Tax Law Review Is #1, Virginia Tax Review Is #2

Following up on yesterday's post, 2020 Tax Journal Rankings: Florida Tax Review Is #1, Virginia Tax Review Is #2:  here are the Washington & Lee 2003-2020 tax law review combined rankings of eight major tax journals:

  • W&L-law-journal-rankingsColumbia Journal of Tax Law ("Columbia")
  • Florida Tax Review ("Florida")
  • Houston Business & Tax Review ("Houston")
  • Pittsburgh Tax Review ("Pittsburgh")
  • Tax Law Review ("NYU")
  • Tax Lawyer ("ABA")
  • Tax Notes Federal ("Tax Notes")
  • Virginia Tax Review ("Virginia")

The rankings are based on the annual combined rankings in 2003-2020 among these eight journals by:

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1.7 1. NYU 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2.5 2. Virginia 2 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4
2.7 3. Florida 1 1 1 2 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 3 2
3.1 4. Tax Notes 4 3 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 3
5.4 5. ABA NR 6 NR 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5
7.9 6. Houston NR NR NR 10 9 7 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 8 8 9 9
7.9 7. Pittsburgh NR NR NR 8 8 8 7 8 5 6 5 5 5 22 NR NR NR NR
11.3 8. Columbia 5 5 NR 6 6 10 10 13 14 33 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

Tax Notes Federal 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 Federal.

Tax Notes Federal is #1 by a wide margin in the number of citations in law reviews:

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852 1. Tax Notes 290 323 295 700 730 680 740 744 762 1165 1157 1202 1254 1219 1096 980 1030 967
384 2. Virginia 135 108 87 431 468 508 564 573 595 554 524 463 404 378 305 280 263 275
355 3. NYU 166 161 155 445 479 449 449 410 382 412 438 456 395 403 352 274 277 294
350 4. ABA NR 115 NR 241 258 301 313 371 335 435 435 367 378 402 422 396 414 419
235 5. Florida 161 188 194 452 393 314 313 239 217 210 175 165 185 194 218 214 178 216
99 6. Houston NR NR NR 73 79 127 153 176 170 184 150 109 98 68 44 28 14 5
69 7. Columbia 93 69 NR 141 118 83 66 35 18 2 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
68 8. Pittsburgh NR NR NR 72 69 78 79 69 81 85 91 70 49 3 NR NR NR NR

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