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Author Guidelines

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. The TDJ welcomes articles from professors, practitioners, and students.


We accept submissions on a continuous basis.


The TDJ 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.
  • 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 in Microsoft Word. Text must be typed and double spaced. Footnotes must conform with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, and authors should be prepared to supply any cited sources upon request. In addition to the manuscript, authors must include an abstract. 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.

Manuscript Submission

The TDJ requires electronic submissions via e-mail to Please include "Manuscript Submission: TITLE OF ARTICLE" in the subject heading.

Article Acceptance

The TDJ reserves the right to deny publication to any submissions. Once manuscripts are received, a TDJ editor will review the work and offer acceptance or denial. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, it will be reviewed in detail by two members of our technical review panel in a double blind peer review process. Comments from the panel will be sent to the author for article revision as needed.

Editorial Process

Once the author has made changes per review comments, the TDJ's editors reviews and edits the article. 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. Authors must be available to be involved fully in this process.


For further information, please contact Monica Gianni, Editor-in-Chief, at, (818) 677-2449

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.