Final report from the Masthead Editor of Personal Relationships.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rebecca G. Adams, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: My editorial team‘s term is grinding to a halt. Personal Relationships (PR) 16:3 (September) is in production and 16.4 is almost ready to submit. In addition to the 10 articles that have been accepted or will soon be accepted to appear in my editorial team‘s last issue, six manuscripts remain active in our queue. Lorne Campbell,my successor, has graciously agreed to let any authors who were invited to revise and resubmit their manuscripts to my team but failed to do so before we had filled our last issue to submit them to his team as new submissions. I will email the relevant authors when the time comes. When Sue Sprecher‘s term was nearly over, she needed one article from my team in order to fill the pages she had remaining in her last volume. In contrast, my team will be requesting that the IARR Board purchase some additional pages to accommodate the manuscripts we have accepted. The need for an increasing number of pages reflects an increase in the submission rate, not an increase in the acceptance rate. I will not report detailed submission statistics here because Sarah Hosman, Brandi McCullough, and I intend to summarize them in the Preface for our final issue (16.4). Note, however, that Sue Sprecher received 100-120 submissions per year; in contrast, I received an average of 161 submissions per year. Although I have not yet computed the final acceptance rate for my term, during this same period acceptance rates decreased from the 20-25% that Sue reported to fewer than 20%.

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Language: English
Date: 2009
journal editing, academic publishing, personal relationships, sociology

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