October 31, 2013

Final IJSLP meeting with informahealthcare

I have been the editor of the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology for 9 years. While I was offered the opportunity to continue for another 3 years, I declined. The journal is in a great position, and it is time for someone else to have a vision for the journal. A/Professor Kirrie Ballard has been appointed the new editor of IJSLP and we have begun the handover process, to conclude on 31 December, 2013. Last night was my final meeting with informahealthcare. Hakan Parap (publisher, Sweden), Gail Mulcair (CEO, Speech Pathology Australia), Kirrie and I met via teleconference to discuss the journal.
Here are some of the current statistics:
  • ISI impact factor: 1.176 (2012), 1.000 (2011), 1.120 (2010)
  • Abstract views: 62,231 (2013, Jan-Sept), 71,902 (2012)
  • Full text downloads: 32,971 (2013, Jan-Sept), 33,315 (2012)
I am working on the first 3 issues for 2014 at the moment, then Kirrie will be in charge for subsequent issues. It has been such a privilege to work with so many outstanding authors, reviewers, editorial board members, and people within informahealthcare and Speech Pathology Australia.