Sunday, December 30, 2007

Advice to Law Journals: Part 20

now a suggestion from Danny Sokol over at antitrust and competition policy blog:

20 in evaluating an interdisciplinary work, check to see if any literature is cited from outside law reviews.  Does a law and economics piece cite work from economics journals?  Does a legal history work cite what you would expect would be the relevant literature from history?  I think this is a decent (and relatively easy) way of making a rough assessment of the quality of interdisciplinary work.  Of course, this test will likely yield more false positives (that is, more articles will be found good under this test than articles that are actually good) than false negatives.

Alfred Brophy
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