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Journals Ranked by Impact: Law
Rank 2007 Impact Factor Impact 2003-07 Impact 1981-2007
1 Harvard Law Review
Stanford Law Review
J. Law & Economics
2 Columbia Law Review
Yale Law Journal
Yale Law Journal
3 UCLA Law Review
Harvard Law Review
Stanford Law Review
4 Texas Law Review
Columbia Law Review
Harvard Law Review
5 Yale Law Journal
U. Pennsylvania Law Rev.
J. Legal Studies
6 U. Pennsylvania Law Rev.
Psych./Pub. Pol. & Law
Columbia Law Review
7 California Law Review
U. Chicago Law Review
Law & Human Behavior
8 Cornell Law Review
California Law Review
J. Law Econ. & Organ.
9 Stanford Law Review
Virginia Law Review
U. Chicago Law Review
10 Virginia Law Review
Northwestern U. Law Rev.
Virginia Law Review

The above table compares the citation impact of journals in a given field as measured over three different time spans. The left-hand column ranks journals based on their 2007 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citation Reports®. The 2007 impact factor is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period--in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The rankings in the next two columns show impact over longer time spans, based on figures from Journal Performance Indicators. In these columns, total citations to a journal's published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 27-year period (right-hand column).

SOURCE: Journal Citation Reports and Journal Performance Indicators.

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