Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

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Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:56 pm

I recently got published in a pretty low journal. It's accessible on Westlaw and Lexis, but it's ranked pretty low nonetheless; it doesn't get cited too often, and isn't a flagship journal. Do you think it's worth noting the publication in my resume?

Perhaps the answer will differ by type of employer (e.g., government, law firm, nonprofit, etc.). I'm interested in them all, so any insight will be helpful. Thanks!

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Re: Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

Postby kwais » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:58 pm

are you serious? has prestige-whoring really gone this far?

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Re: Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

Postby Borhas » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I recently got published in a pretty low journal. It's accessible on Westlaw and Lexis, but it's ranked pretty low nonetheless; it doesn't get cited too often, and isn't a flagship journal. Do you think it's worth noting the publication in my resume?

Perhaps the answer will differ by type of employer (e.g., government, law firm, nonprofit, etc.). I'm interested in them all, so any insight will be helpful. Thanks!


Yes

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Re: Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

Postby Agent » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:03 pm

PM me if you want to talk about it.

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Re: Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:03 pm

I'm worried about opportunity cost and dilution. First, would putting this publication on my resume take up space that could be used for something more profitable? Second, will having this journal take away from the overall value or attractiveness of my application?

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Re: Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

Postby Agent » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Legitimate concerns, IMO. Details will affect my opinion on this.

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Re: Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

Postby existenz » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:46 pm

Are you fucking kidding? Unless you are being published in the Cooley Journal of Basket Weaving Law, put it on your resume.
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Re: Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

Postby IAFG » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:49 pm

existenz wrote:Are you fucking kidding? Unless you are being published in the Cooley Journal of Basket Weaving Law, put it on your resume.

Wait, what? Cooley is ABA-accredited. Full steam ahead.

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Re: Publishing in a lower-ranked journal. Worth noting?

Postby existenz » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:54 pm

IAFG wrote:
existenz wrote:Are you fucking kidding? Unless you are being published in the Cooley Journal of Basket Weaving Law, put it on your resume.

Wait, what? Cooley is ABA-accredited. Full steam ahead.

You have a point. The ABA's seal of approval is a rare and meaningful honor.




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