Call for Papers

2023 JTLR Conference

The annual Journal of Legal Tax Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the
American Taxation Association (ATA) Midyear Meeting on February 23-25, 2023. Original papers addressing interesting and relevant legal tax research Issues along with associated applied tax policy will be considered for the conference. A paper under review (or being revised for resubmission) at another journal as of the conference submission deadline may not be submitted.

We encourage creative and innovative manuscripts that employ legal research methodologies and that logically and clearly:

  • Identify, describe, and illuminate important current tax issues including the history, development, and congressional intent of specific provisions.
  • Propose improvements in U.S., state and local, or foreign tax systems, and unique solutions to tax or fiscal problems.
  • Critically analyze proposed or recent tax law changes from both a technical and a policy perspective.
  • Discuss improvements in tax compliance, tax complexity, or tax policy.
  • Provide critical discussions for strategically structuring transactions, considering tax and non-tax ramifications.
  • Critically analyze recent or proposed legislative or regulatory changes.
  • Critically analyze similarities and differences between tax accounting and financial accounting issues.

Instructions for Manuscript Submission:

  • When you submit to the Journal Conference, you will be asked whether or not you also want the manuscript to be considered for a Research Session. There is no need to submit the paper twice, information is included in submission instructions below to be considered for both the journal conference and a research session.
  • Manuscripts should be prepared in the same style as a journal submission and must be no longer than 25 – 30 double spaced pages long, without the references. Instructions regarding the preparation of files for submission can be found here.
  • Authors will submit one file.  Include the title and abstract of the manuscript on the first page of the document. To ensure anonymous review, all information should be removed from the properties of your PDF or Word Doc. Note: Word Docs will be converted to a PDF when uploaded to the journal conference submission site.
    • PDF: Found under File, Properties, Description.
    • Word Doc: Found under File, Info, Check for Issues, Inspect Document, Document Properties and Personal Information (should be checked), click Inspect. You will be prompted to remove all document properties and author information. 
  • Papers submitted for the Journal of Legal Tax Research Conference are NOT automatically considered for publication in JLTR. To be considered for publication in JLTR, please see additional instructions below.
  • To be considered, papers must be received no later than October 31, 2022.
  • There is no fee to submit to the journal conference.
  • Authors will be notified of the Conference selection decision by December 9, 2022.

JLTR Conference Only Submission

  • There is no fee to submit to the journal conference.
  • CLICK HERE to access the submission system using your AAA member ID and password. Click here if you have forgotten your AAA member ID/password to retrieve them.
  • From the Submission Track, select the JLTR Conference.
    • If you want your paper to be considered for a concurrent research session, indicate where requested.

JLTR Conference and also to be Considered for Publication in JLTR.

  • Pay Journal submission fee. This will be required to complete your manuscript submission.
  • Once you have paid the fee, you will receive an email Order Confirmation that will provide you with an Invoice Number which you will be required to enter when submitting your manuscript.  
  • CLICK HERE to access the submission system. If you have nave never used the Editorial Manager system, please follow the instructions for first-time users. 
  • Please select the 2023 JLTR Conference and Journal Consideration Submission article type when making your submission. 
  • Follow the instructions to submit. NOTE: if the paper should also be considered for a research session if not selected for the journal conference, you MUST include this statement in the cover letter you submit along with the manuscript.

Non-Member Submissions:
If you do not have a member ID/password, click here to obtain AAA login credentials. Then, use your AAA login credentials to create a new account in the submission system. Follow steps above.