Friday, 3 August 2007
The law review article selection process
There's an article on SSRN that presents the results of an interesting empirical study on law review publishing and how law review editors choose which articles to publish. The authors study law review editors at all levels of the law school “tier” system and ask them weigh the importance of author credentials, topic, format, and timing of an article submission in making their selection decisions. Among the findings: higher-ranked journals rely more heavily on author credentials than lower-ranked journals; a majority of the editors at lower-tiered journals rated practice experience as an important factor in article selection. The article also contains specific commentary from the student editors about their process of selecting law review articles.