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March 16, 2012
Top Law Review's Circulation Drops Below 2,000 Paid Subscribers
Ross E. Davies, George Mason law prof and editor-in-chief of the Green Bag, reports in Law Review Circulation 2011: More Change, More Same [SRRN]:
In 2011, for the first time since the U.S. Postal Service began requiring law reviews to track and report their circulation numbers, no major law review had more than 2,000 paying subscribers. The Harvard Law Review remains the top journal, but its paid circulation has declined from more than 10,000 during much of the 1960s and ’70s to about 5,000 in the 1990s to 1,896 last year.
Isn't it about time to go electronic only for student-edited law journals? How about just distributing them via HeinOnline without a time embargo? Doesn't look to me like that would hurt print subscription sales. [JH]