I agree with everything Glenn Reynolds said about Bainbridge’s Experiment with E-Publishing

July 22nd, 2011

Read it here. I especially agree with what Reynolds wrote about SSRN–that is the publication date that matters.

I’ve already reached the point where, to me, the real publication date of my scholarly articles is when they appear on SSRN, with the actual law-review appearance something of an afterthought. I can imagine scholarly books becoming that way soon. Again, for junior professors it’s still probably worth chasing publication in a top law review, but for established scholars your name is the brand, not the law review’s name.

Is my name a brand yet?