While academics angst, law journal editors toil to manage the fire hose of submissions, real and fake expedites, and the uncertainty that comes with a new job. Many journal editors now seem to have the goal of “improving their ranking“. Seven years ago (!) I wrote some advice on that topic. It seems mostly right, but I want to revise and extend those comments below, in letter form.
Dear Incoming Chief and Under-Chiefs!
Congratulations. You’ve won the pie-eating contest. In a better world, you’d be paid in cash. You’ll have to take prestige.
Many people will tell you that (after running the show on time & not making anyone cry) your primary goal for the next year is to select articles that will be cited often, raising your prestige [...]
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