Sunday, January 8, 2006
In the coming weeks, Matt Bodie at PrawfsBlawg will be doing an interesting survey of peer-edited law journals:
In the upcoming weeks I will be writing about the specifics regarding peer-review law journals. I'll be taking a sample of such journals and exploring a bit more about who they are and what they do. For each journal, I'll be asking questions such as the following:
- What is the process for submitting to the journal?
- What types of articles does the journal publish?
- Who runs the journal?
- Who are the peer reviewers for the journal?
- What does it mean to have your article published in that journal?
I look forward to reading Matt's forthcoming posts. On a related subject, in a comment to his initial post, I wrote:
I'd be interested in your thoughts on why there don't seem to be more faculty-edited journals focused on the major common-law doctrinal areas. I'm a property person, and I'd love to see someone establish a faculty-edited property journal. My main working theory (for which I have absolutely no evidence) is that the established professors who could get a journal off the ground with some prestige (say, Carol Rose) are happy with the present system of student edited law reviews. Plus, editing is a lot of work.
I'm aware that the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Journal is peer-edited, but I have in mind something with a more academic focus. If you have any thoughts on this issue, please leave a comment.
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