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Duke Law Journal

Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 19399111, 00127086
Publisher: Duke University Press
History: 1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1986, 1988-1994, 1996-ongoing
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Duke Law Journal

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The first issue of what was to become the Duke Law Journal was published in March 1951 as the Duke Bar Journal. Created to provide a medium for student expression, the Duke Bar Journal consisted entirely of student-written and student-edited work until 1953, when it began publishing faculty contributions. To reflect the inclusion of faculty scholarship, the Duke Bar Journal became the Duke Law Journal in 1957. In 1969, the Journal published its inaugural Administrative Law Symposium issue, a tradition that continues today. Volume 1 of the Duke Bar Journal spanned two issues and 259 pages. In 1959, the Journal grew to four issues and 649 pages, growing again in 1970 to six issues and 1263 pages. Today, the Duke Law Journal publishes eight issues per volume. Our staff is committed to the purpose set forth in our constitution: to publish legal writing of superior quality. We seek to publish a collection of outstanding scholarship from established legal writers, up-and-coming authors, and our own student editors.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Duke Law Journal

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 1.452
  • 2018 Impact Factor 1.181
  • 2017 Impact Factor 1.209
  • 2016 Impact Factor 1.407
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.177
  • 2014 Impact Factor 1.371
  • 2013 Impact Factor 1.097
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.788
  • 2011 Impact Factor 1.759
  • 2010 Impact Factor 1.295
  • 2009 Impact Factor 0.686
  • 2008 Impact Factor 0.379
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.309
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.361
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.310
  • 2004 Impact Factor 0.159
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.143
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.262
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.400
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.522
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.