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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

2019 Tax Journal Rankings: Tax Notes #1, Florida Tax Review #2

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

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

The rankings are based on citations to articles published in 2015-2019 (methodology):

 

Combined

Impact

Journals

Cases

Currency

1. Tax Notes

15.16

0.02

406

5

0.03

2. Florida

14.30

0.75

188

1

1.45

3. NYU

12.29

0.65

161

0

1.16

4. Virginia

8.52

0.46

108

2

0.61

5. Columbia

6.98

0.45

69

0

0.53

6. ABA

5.82

0.16

115

4

0.23

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.

December 1, 2020 in Law Review Rankings, Law School Rankings, Legal Ed Rankings, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Analysts, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

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, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (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, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (1)

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, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (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 Tax, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (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 Tax, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (1)

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 Tax, Tax Rankings, Tax Scholarship, W&L Tax Journal Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)