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Verleden, Heden en Toekomst van Juridische Tijdschriften in Vlaanderen (Past, Present and Future for Law Journals in Flanders)


Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke


University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law; Harvard Law School; University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology; Antwerp Management School; Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law; Greenille Attorneys

Nele Hoekx


Independent

Februray 16, 2011

RW (Rechtskundig Weekblad), No. 1, pp. 7-22, 2011-2012

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In this article we first analyze the history of law journals in Flanders and describe the evolution towards the current situation of a vast variety of law reviews. We have seen an explosion of journals with ever more focus at one particular niche of the law. This brings several risks for the quality of the journals. We then speculate about the future for Flemish law reviews, arguing a shift from quantity to quality.

For us, quality is not synonimous to scientific or academic level. We first discuss the ranking of journals and the criteria that may be used for evaluating the scientific level of a law review. We argue that peer review in itself is not a criterium of scientific level.

Furthermore, we argue that for law reviews in Flanders the obsession of scientific level should be put aside. The goal should be to offer a good quality law review in relation to the objectives. These might be more scientifically oriented or more practically oriented.

Our claim is that law reviews should first of all think about and clearly define their goals and identity, and then based on that define clear quality criteria for achieving these goals. It is better to be a good quality practical law journal than a lousy scientific law review.

We argue that Universities and law schools should in their evaluation of researchers and professors both take into account their publications in good scientific as well as good practical law journals.

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Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: law review, ranking, scientif level

JEL Classification: K00

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Date posted: September 16, 2011  

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Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G. and Hoekx, Nele, Verleden, Heden en Toekomst van Juridische Tijdschriften in Vlaanderen (Past, Present and Future for Law Journals in Flanders) (Februray 16, 2011). RW (Rechtskundig Weekblad), No. 1, pp. 7-22, 2011-2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1928317

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Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke (Contact Author)
University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law ( email )
Tiensestraat 41
Leuven, 3000
Belgium
003216325203 (Phone)
003216325296 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.kuleuven.be/fvr
Harvard Law School ( email )
Cambridge, MA
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.pon.harvard.edu/
University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology
Van Evenstraat 2B
B-3000 Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
HOME PAGE: http://ppw.kuleuven.be/english/wopp/leuven-center-for-collaborative-management
Antwerp Management School ( email )
Het Brantijser
Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-13
Antwerp, 2000
Belgium
Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO ( email )
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tisco/
Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law
Lisboa
Portugal
HOME PAGE: http://www.fd.lisboa.ucp.pt/site/custom/template/ucptplfac.asp?sspageID=3293&lang=2
Greenille Attorneys ( email )
Boulevard de la Woluwe 2
1150 Brussels
Belgium
003227380650 (Phone)
003227380660 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.greenille.eu
Nele Hoekx
Independent
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