Academic journal article Journal of Allied Health

Journal of Allied Health Production Data 2013-2014

Academic journal article Journal of Allied Health

Journal of Allied Health Production Data 2013-2014

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DURING THE PERIOD July 16, 2013 to July 15, 2014, the following breakdown shows what has occurred involving the Journal of Allied Health. Logistical support was provided by the firm of eJournalPress, a company with headquarters in Rockville, MD.

An overall acceptance rate of only 34% for all manu- script types is misleading. That proportion will change depending on the outcome of publication decisions made regarding 33 manuscripts that still are pending.

Also worth noting is that the total number of manu- scripts submitted is a figure that does not provide a com- plete picture. Viewed from another perspective, the total is 152, an amount that includes revised manuscripts resub- mitted on more than one occasion, manuscripts with- drawn for various reasons, and papers rejected without a review.

Whenever papers are withdrawn, it may be because the authors have difficulty in making changes proposed by reviewers or these items failed to pass a quality control checkpoint involving an author's statement regarding potential conflicts of interest and the submission of both blinded and non-blinded manuscript copies. When rejected without a review, it typically is because the topic related to a non-allied health profession, such as phar- macy, and no effort was made to link the findings with allied health.

Although the bulk of the manuscripts originated in the United States, 29% of them came from Australia, Canada, India, Iran, Jamaica, Kuwait, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom. …

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