This is the second (and last, for the moment at least) report of the Q&A with colleagues in Linköping University. We covered a lot of ground about what ROLSI does and how it serves its readers – a very useful exercise.
Q (Linköping): What does the editorial team actually do? Continue reading
In a collegial and wide-ranging discussion at Linköping University with Leelo Keevallik, Asta Cekaite, Nigel Musk, Ali Reza Majlesi and Mathias Broth, I was very happy to answer queries about ROLSI’s reviewing and decision-making. The Linköping group encompassed experienced and early-career researchers, established publishers and novices, expert senior reviewers and those just starting out. We all found it a useful experience, and we got together afterwards to prepare a set of notes that we think might be of interest to the broader ROLSI readership. Part 1 appears here; more later.
Part 1: Getting published Continue reading
Thomson-Reuters Web of Science generates a great deal of statistical information about journals, and one pair of stats might be of interest to ROLSI readers. Who (or rather which journals) do ROLSI authors cite? and who returns the favour?
This graphical image, taken from the Web of Science data on ROLSI, needs some decoding, but it illustrates some interesting points. Continue reading
Every year about this time Thompson-Reuters publishes a complete listing of academic journals’ citation record over the past two years. That is to say, how much the articles in a given journal have been cited in other articles (see footnote).
I’m delighted to say that ROLSI continues to be among the top journals in our end of the social sciences, and indeed has increased its rating. We now have a citation impact score of 2.90.
Are we now publishing a great number of articles with images? I had casually formed the impression that more than half the articles in recent issues of ROLSI featured images of some kind. But on reflection this struck me as unlikely, so I decided to check – and while I was about it, to do a count from the earliest volumes I had to hand on my shelves.
ROLSI articles in total, and with images, per year since 1996
The graph above tells the story. As you can see, the number of images per volume (that is, per year) does grow, both relatively and absolutely. Continue reading
The table below is based on my own (admittedly arguable) categorisation of the articles that appear as the “20 most cited” on the publishers’ webpages for ROLSI, the Journal of Pragmatics and Discourse Studies in March 2015.
What I notice is that those of ROLSI‘s articles that are most cited are almost all Conversation Analytic ones, perhaps reflecting the journal’s centre of gravity over the last decade. Discourse articles feature most in Discourse Studies, as might be expected, and the Journal of Pragmatics is by far the most eclectic. Interestingly enough, CA articles also make a good showing in these latter two journals as well as in ROLSI.
The current Board is composed of distinguished language-in-interaction experts with global reputations. We’re delghted to have representatives from, in alphabetical order, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.
(Editor) Loughborough University, UK
|Robert Arundale University of Alaska, USA
|Mary Bucholtz University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
||Richard Buttny Syracuse University, USA
|Donal Carbaugh University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
||Steven Clayman University of California, Los Angeles, USA
|Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen University of Helsinki, Finland
||Galina Bolden Rutgers University, USA
|Paul Drew University of York, UK
||Andrea Golato Texas State University, USA
|Anita Fetzer University of Stuttgart, Germany
||Kristine Fitch University of Iowa, USA
|Phillip Glenn Emerson College, USA
||Charles Goodwin University of California, Los Angeles, USA
|Leelo Keevallik Linkoping University, Sweden
||John Hellermann Portland State University, USA
|John Heritage University of California, Los Angeles, USA
||Irene Koshik University Of Illinois At
|Curtis LeBaron Brigham Young University, USA
||Douglas Maynard University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
|Lorenza Mondada University of Basel, Switzerland
||Junko Mori University of Wisconsin-Madison , USA
|Aug Nishizaka Chiba University, Tokyo, Japan
||Gerry Philipsen University of Washington, USA
|Anssi Peräkylä Helsinki University, Finland
||Robert Sanders University at Albany, SUNY, USA
|Emanuel Schegloff University of California, Los Angeles, USA
||Jakob Steensig University of Aarhus, Denmark
|Tanya Stivers University of California, Los Angeles, USA
||Jan Svennevig University of Oslo, Norway
|Johanna Ruusuvuori Tampere University, Finand
||Karen Tracy University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
We are delighted and honoured to announce five new members of the Editorial Board (as from April 2015).
Each is a distinguished expert in her or his field of language in interaction, and each has already performed sterling service in providing the journal with outstandingly thorough, scholarly and constructive reviews of submissions. Welcome to:
The Thompson-Reuters Web of Knowledge gives a great deal of bibliographic data about journals. I find these two graphical images intriguing: they show where ROLSI is cited (on thetop), and what journals ROLSI cites (at the bottom). Data are from the 2012-2013 period.
You’ll see that there’s a fair amount of self-citation, but that otherwise the biggest partner is the Journal of Pragmatics. What is perhaps surprising, and pleasing, is the number and variety of journals in which ROLSI is cited (lower image) – they range from the Negotiation Journal to the International Journal of Bilingualism. That shows the range of interest that ROLSI articles generate.
The figures for the 2013-2014 period will be out soon, so it might be worth looking at the historical trend.
ROLSI started quietly, but built up a decent following, and by the 2010s had reached a pleasing impact rate. It is now over 2, making it the second most cited journal in Communications, and third in Linguistics.
We look forward to what the next, imminent, set of figures will reveal.