of 27 July 2003, 401 manuscripts have been submitted electronically,
not counting revisions. A small additional number have been
handled as paper manuscripts. Annualized, this approximates
700 manuscripts, compared to 666 last year.
For Fisher as Editor-in-Chief,
not counting letters to the editor and invited materials,
acceptance rate remains about 33%. Mean time from submission
to decision is 41 days, compared to 53 days a year ago.
Since 1 January 2001, we
have received manuscripts from 62 countries.
does well with an impact factor in the mid-3 range. This
means on the average each article is cited 3.5 times. However
the ISI Impact Factor does have some problems and should not
be taken too seriously.
may be in order to correct published errors
or methods articles are most cited
The most cited article is on protein methods
Two years may not be the best timeframe
Self-citations account for over 25%
No study links citation number to importance
Review articles are most
cited. The Editors of Epilepsia therefore have derived
a plan to increase the number of invited reviews, eventually
leading to one per issue.
subscriptions continue to increase, while print subscriptions
slowly decline, from 4,731 in 2001 to 4,284 in 2002 and 3,947
in 2003. Over 1,000 libraries have the electronic Blackwell
package. For January-April 2002, Synergy Epilepsia was accessed
22,290 times. For January-April 2003 it was accessed 71,138
times, more than a three-fold increase.