Reputational Rankings of Peer-Reviewed Law Journals

Reputational Rankings of Peer-Reviewed Law Journals: A Survey Approach

by Paul M. Collins, University of Massachusetts Amherst

This article presents the results of the first-ever survey that captures how political scientists view peer-reviewed law journals with regard to overall impact, familiarity, and article quality, as well as reading and submission preferences. In addition, it examines the extent to which the evaluation of journal quality differs depending on a researcher’s methodological approach. I find that scholars generally agree on a set of top peer-reviewed law journals, although some differences do exist based on the methodological approach of the respondent. These results can be used by a wide range of scholars to formulate publication strategies and evaluate the scholarly productivity of their peers.

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PS: Political Science & Politics / Volume 51 / Issue 2 / April 2018