In the wake of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 results, the Board is pleased to share a list of high-quality journal submissions, prepared by Professor Phillip Johnson, Cardiff University.
This spreadsheet provides the total number of outputs submitted to REF2021 by reference to the journal of publication.
It uses the spreadsheet provided by REF2021. Overall, there were 5855 outputs submitted to REF2021 in the Law Sub-Panel (18) and of these 3752 were Type D (journal article).
These 3752 outputs were searched to calculate that there were 1064 unique journal names. The total number of outputs published in each of these 1064 journals was then calculated. However, when institutions logged their outputs in the system many used different naming conventions for journals. These variants names have (so far as possible without individual search) been consolidated to a single entry. This leaves 916 journals in the ranking (of which the last 500 had a single output only).
It may also be the case that some journal articles submitted to Sub-Panel 18 were not classed as Type D and these will not have been included in the ranking; and, similarly, it may be that some outputs including in the ranking have been classed as Type D (for for Sub-Panel 18) which should have been included elsewhere.
In total, this list contains 916 journals and associated submission numbers. The list shown on our website highlights the top 25 journals reflecting the number of REF submissions. The submission number does not represent the assessed ‘value’ for REF purposes. The complete list is available to download below.
|Modern Law Review
|Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
|Journal of Law and Society
|International and Comparative Law Quarterly
|Medical Law Review
|Social and Legal Studies
|Law Quarterly Review
|British Journal of Criminology
|Cambridge Law Journal
|Current Legal Problems
|Child and Family Law Quarterly
|Common Market Law Review
|Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
|European Law Review
|Journal of Corporate Law Studies
|Human Rights Law Review
|Criminal Law Review
|Industrial Law Journal
|International Journal of Law in Context
|European Journal of International Law
|Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly
|Journal of Criminal Law
|Journal of Environmental Law