ABA Tax Times (formerly the NewsQuarterly) reports on developments pertaining to taxation, Tax Section news and meeting updates, and other information of professional interest to Tax Section members and other readers.

Overview

ABA Tax Times (ATT) (formerly the NewsQuarterly) is published at least four times a year featuring articles covering a wide range of tax topics and areas of tax practice, interviews with diverse tax practitioners, Committee reports, Tax Section comment submissions to the government, and other news and information of professional interest to Tax Section members and other readers.

ATT is presented in digital-only format and is distributed by e-mail to Tax Section members as a benefit of membership. To learn more about joining the ABA and the Tax Section, visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/taxation/membership.html.


Editorial Policy

ABA Tax Times welcomes the submission of manuscripts from Tax Section members. ATT does not accept articles that have been published previously or are scheduled for publication elsewhere. Publication decisions will be based on editorial consideration of topical timeliness, legal accuracy, quality of writing, tone, and consistency with ATT’s editorial policy. ATT reserves the right to accept or reject any manuscript and to condition acceptance upon revision to conform to its criteria. Members interested in authoring an article are encouraged to contact Professor Linda M. Beale, ATT Supervising Editor, at lbeale@wayne.edu.

ATT articles and reports reflect the views of the individuals or Committees that prepare them and do not necessarily represent the position of the Tax Section, the American Bar Association, or the editors of ATT.

Authors of accepted articles must sign a standard ABA copyright release form, which gives the ABA exclusive rights to first publication. Authors retain the rights to republish their articles elsewhere (including on the SSRN network) after their articles appear in ATT, with appropriate citation to ATT.


Submission Guidelines

Citations & Style:  Submissions should be in Microsoft Word and use standard fonts and formatting. Authors should include appropriate footnote citations and explanations that aid the reader but should avoid excessive footnoting. In general, the ATT editors prefer a simplified citation format for periodicals and newspapers and other regularly issued reporters and similar formats as follows: author’s name, title in italics, Vol#  Pᴇʀɪᴏᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ɪɴ sᴍᴀʟʟ ᴄᴀᴘs StartPage#, CitePage# (Mon. Day#, Year).  Where the publisher is not clear from the periodical name, the publisher name may be included in the parenthesis, as in “(BNA Dec. 10, 2016).” Style and citation format should generally conform to The Tax Lawyer: Citation & Style Manual and The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (current edition). For style questions not covered in these resources, authors should consult The Chicago Manual of Style (current edition). The ATT editors may choose to deviate from these guidelines in particular instances.

Organization: Descriptive titles and section subheadings are encouraged.

Hyperlinks: Hyperlinks to publicly available sources are encouraged in both text and footnotes.

Length: Length of articles is generally determined by the subject matter and type of article. Shorter articles, such as case briefs, should be about 2500 words, while more in-depth and analytical pieces can run anywhere from 2500 to 4000 words. Any questions about length should be directed to Professor Linda Beale at lbeale@wayne.edu.

Keywords: Please include 5-10 keywords or phrases, including relevant Internal Revenue Code sections.

E-mail submissions to taxweb@americanbar.org with the subject line “ABA Tax Times.”

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