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Author Guidelines

Submissions Guidelines

The Editors expect to issue the next edition in September 2016. If you are interested in sponsoring the Tax Development Journal and/or submitting an article, please contact us for more information at or (818) 677-3600.

General Information

The Tax Development Journal (TDJ) seeks to publish innovative, original scholarship that makes a significant contribution to taxation. The primary purpose of the TDJ is to provide in-depth articles on contemporary tax issues with a primary focus on aiding practitioners in the complex and dynamic field of taxation.  The TDJ welcomes articles from professors, practitioners, and students. 



We accept submissions on a continuous basis.



The Tax Development Journal accepts two types of submissions:

  • Articles: Articles are academic writings that discuss and analyze an original tax issue or problem. The TDJ considers Article submissions of all lengths, but gives preference to Article submissions less than 20,000 words.
  • Perspectives: Perspectives are writings that are centered on analysis or critique of a recent case, piece of tax legislation, tax journal article, or tax-related book. Perspectives are significantly shorter than Articles.

All manuscripts must be submitted in English with both text and footnotes typed and double-spaced. Footnotes must conform with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.), and authors should be prepared to supply any cited sources upon request. All manuscripts submitted become the property of the TDJ and will not be returned to the author.

In addition to the manuscript, authors must include an abstract of not more than 250 words, as well as a cover letter and resume. Authors also must ensure that their submissions include a direct e-mail address and phone number at which they can be contacted throughout the review period.


Submitting Manuscripts

The TDJ strongly prefers electronic submissions via e-mail at . If you e-mail your article, please include "Manuscript Submission: TITLE OF ARTICLE" in the subject heading. All electronic documents must be in Microsoft Word format.

If you are unable to submit electronically, we accept mailed manuscripts that include an electronic copy on disk or CD. 

Please send any hard-copy submissions to:

The Tax Development Journal
The Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8372


Article Acceptance

The TDJ reserves the right to deny publication to any submissions. Once manuscripts are submitted electronically, a team of TDJ editors will review the work and offer prompt acceptance or denial. Typically, this review lasts only a few days, ensuring that authors receive timely notice of publication or letter of regret. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be reviewed in detail by at least two members of our technical review panel. Articles will undergo a double blind peer review process.


Editorial Process

Given the TDJ's goal to publish articles that are responsive to current events or recent developments in taxation, the editorial staff makes every effort to complete the editorial process within two months of an article's acceptance. Authors must be available to be involved fully in this process and must respond promptly to TDJ editors when requested.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to ensure compliance with all of the following items. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscript submitted has not been previously published. 
  2. The manuscript file is in Microsoft Word format.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the Submissions Guidelines.

Privacy Statement

The names and e-mail addresses entered in this TDJ site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the TDJ and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.