good to see someone talking some sense about IF factors.
Sue
 

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From: Intellectual Disability Research UK mailing list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Chris Oliver
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Just to respond to Isabel's and Juliet's points.......

By suggesting mentoring\tutoring and encouragement of early stage researchers there is no suggestion at all that they might necessarily review for journals until they have sufficient experience (however defined). There are a number of ways that we can help with this process outside of asking people to review before they are 'ready'. The goal is to increase the pool in the future without any compromise on quality of review.

Juliet and Andre's points will, I suspect, be echoed within every REF debate in every University. I found this article by Edmund Sonuga-Barke that is relevant to this interesting for us in the ID field. 

You have free access to this contentEditorial: “Holy Grail” or “Siren’s Song”?: The dangers for the field of child psychology and psychiatry of over-focusing on the journal impact factor

JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

Volume 53, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages: 915–917, Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke

Article first published online : 24 AUG 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2012.02612.x




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On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM, Isabel Clare <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear Colleagues

I think Chris’ idea is a good one but, at the risk of making myself unpopular, I would be reluctant for my papers to be reviewed by people without any or with very limited publications, no matter what stage they’re at in their career. The chance to have submissions reviewed by peers seems to me to be very important. One of the joys of some of the journals, in ID and elsewhere, is the quality of some of the reviews and the efforts colleagues make to improve manuscripts.

 

12 months to initial decision, as Andre recounts, is unacceptable, but I cant say I’ve ever had this experience. What I have just had experience of  is reviewing a paper for the 3rd time and the authors have neither accepted nor clearly  rejected some of  my comments on the first version; I’ve felt as if it’s groundhog day.

 

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Glad to see some consideration is being given to this issue - it is difficult to accept that peer reviews and initial decision should take more than 12 months when other  journals (in the same or related fields) seem to manage it in 4-6 WEEKS. And it would be great to have IF factors for JARID/ JIDR well above 2. Then we can make the case for published work having impacts in other ways, but unfortunately the general view is that IFs below 2  = useless.

 

 

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I think this is an excellent idea, Chris.

We ran a session on reviewing for our research institute members this year and it was surprisingly popular.

 

Some journals, and I can’t recall if JARID is one, have an option to add an alternative reviewer or two on the “decline” web page. I know Carla invites alternative names in the invitation to review email, but filling in the gaps on a web page might elicit more responses.

 

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Agree with the comments by Chris H and agree with Joe McCleery's observations. One thing we might do to increase the pool of reviewers is to encourage\tutor more early stage reviewers who are attached to academic centres. Would it be worth JIDR\JARID running a joint 'introduction to reviewing session' at Seattle Club and\or this year's BPS\DCP (Dougal?)? With local mentoring this might help. I'm sure this happens anyway but the journals could facilitate this.

 


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On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 8:59 AM, Hatton, Christopher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

As a joint editor of JARID with Glynis Murphy, I would endorse Sue’s points below. It is difficult to maintain high impact factors in a field with such diverse content and where there isn’t the volume of international research happening as there are in some other fields. I would also strongly endorse Sue’s point about reviewers – we are finding it more and more difficult to find reviewers for submissions – it’s easy for this activity to get squeezed out when people are under so much pressure.

 

 

 

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Hi Andre

It is difficult for the ID Journals we don't always get the support from the publishers financially or otherwise, especially if associated with a charity, the main problem in turning around papers is finding available expert peer reviewers and someone monitoring each paper every day for repsonses is very time consuming and most people in my position only work part time for each journal. I know you aren't pointing the finger specifically but from my point of view we try hard to turn papers around as quickly as possible and of course now we have early view once accepted papers are citable within weeks. I am glad to see that our IF has improved yet again.

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Thanks Richard

Have you missed out JARID?

It is disappointing that our local ID journals never fare very well.

I appreciate that it may be a function of ID being a relatively small specialty, but I worry that there are other factors to consider.

I don’t want to step on toes,  but feel it is worth pointing out that there may be some issues that can be addressed. For example, I often encounter a very protracted decision process…  which can be rather off-putting in a REF year!

 

 

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Latest data on top journals by impact factor and 5 year impact factor
 

Based on Journal Citation Report data for 2012 (mean number of citations in 2012 for papers published in 2010 and 2011) – top 10 only:

3.99     Autism Research

3.72     J Autism Dev Disorders

2.91     Research in ASD

2.79     DD Research Reviews

2.55     AJIDD

2.48     Research in Developmental Disabilities

2.05     Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions

1.96     Autism

1.81     Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

1.52     Focus on Autism and DD

5 year impact factor (top 10 only):

4.78     Autism Research

4.53     J Autism Dev Disorders

4.15     DD Research Reviews

3.17     Autism

3.08     Research in ASD

2.63     Research in Developmental Disabilities

2.59     Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions

2.56     AJIDD

2.05     Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

1.48     Journal of Intellectual & Dev Disabilities

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