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How do I get published in ROLSI?

A couple of years ago we published a blog of a roundtable between the editor and a group of CA scholars at Linköping University, discussing ROLSI’s editorial practices. One of those researchers, Professor Leelo Keevallik, is now the Associate Editor of the journal, and she and I are very pleased to revisit some of those issues. We’re very grateful indeed to Dr Marina Cantarutti, one of global CA’s most active and well-connected early career researchers, for posing us questions which will be of interest to all, but especially those who are submitting for the first time.

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A ROLSI Q&A (Part 2): What we publish, how we’ve changed

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

A ROLSI Q&A (Part 1): Submissions, reviews, reviewers, revisions ..

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.


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Who ROLSI authors cite, and who cites ROLSI authors

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

Latest Citation Impact Factor Scores

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.

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More ROLSI articles use images – but still a minority

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

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

Most cited papers in three related journals

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.

Most cited

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 Editorial Board members

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.

Charles Antaki
(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
Urbana-Champaign, USA
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

Five new members of the Editorial Board

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:

Galina Bolden (Rutgers University, USA) Portraits of Faculty & Staff or SCILS
Andrea Golato (Texas State University, USA) golato
Leelo Keevallik (Linköping University, Sweden) keevallik
Anssi Peräkylä (Helsinki University, Finland) perakyla
Johanna Ruusuvuori (Tampere University, Finland) ruusuvuori

Which journals cite ROLSI (and vice versa)?

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.