Bibliometric data, submission and review statistics, journal ratings and rankings
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We are often asked for information about Hypatia’s acceptance and rejection rates, bibliometric data (download statistics and citation-based impact factors), and about where the journal stands in various journal ratings and rankings. What follows is a summary of this information; much of it (along with additional detail) also appears in our annual reports and on our website under the “Review Policy and Practice” tab. If there is other information you would find useful please contact the editorial office and we’ll do our best to provide it: email@example.com.
I. Submission and review statistics
The data reported here are based on review activity between 2008 and 2012, unless otherwise indicated. We will update when we prepare our next annual report (April 2013).
Desk Rejection Rates (based on review by the editors; no external review): currently 10%
Total number of external references (for all types of Hypatia submissions): on average 250 a year
Time to decision
Open submissions manuscripts
- initial decisions take 12-13 weeks
- final decisions on revised manuscripts take 6-7 weeks
Special issue manuscripts
- initial decisions take 10-17 weeks
- final decisions on revised manuscripts take an average of 6 weeks
II. Journal circulation and article download rates
In 2011, the most recent year for which we have circulation statistics, Wiley-Blackwell reports that approximately 28,000 libraries world-wide provide access to Hypatia (this includes back content as well as current issues), through subscriptions, Wiley-Blackwell collection sales, JSTOR and EBSCO database licensing, and philanthropic arrangements in developing countries.
Wiley-Blackwell reports the following download statistics for Hypatia articles:
Total downloads: 293,590 article downloads in 2011; this represents a 19% increase over the previous year, 2010, when Wiley-Blackwell reported 250,000 downloads.
Distribution: over 75% of these downloads were by readers North America (55%) or in the UK and Europe (26%).
Comparison: Hypatia usage overall is considerably higher than the average usage for a core group of Wiley Blackwell philosophy journals.
Hypatia website traffic: the Wiley-Blackwell Hypatia website registers up to 11,000 unique visitors per month.
III. Journal ratings and rankings
Hypatia is listed in three journal indexes that we know of; please let us know of any others we should be reporting. The ratings listed here were current in 2012.
European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH): Hypatia received two different ERIH scores, one of INT2 in Philosophy, and a second of INT1 in Gender Studies. These ratings are characterized as follows:
- INTernational (INT): both European and non-European publications with an internationally recognized scholarly significance among researchers in the respective research domains, and which are regularly cited worldwide. International journals are themselves classified into two sub-categories based on a combination of two criteria: influence and scope:
- INT1 Sub-Category: international publications with high visibility and influence among researchers in various research domains, regularly cited all over the world.
- INT2 Sub-Category: international publications with significant visibility and influence in the various research domains in different countries. https://www2.esf.org/asp/ERIH/Foreword/search.asp
Excellence in Research for Australia: Hypatia received an A* ranking On this system a journal that receives an A* ranking is characterized as follows: it is one of the best in its field or subfield in which to publish and would cover the entire field/subfield; virtually all papers published will be of a very high quality. These are journals where most of the work is important (it will really shape the field) and where researchers boast about getting accepted. Acceptance rates are typically low and the editorial board is dominated by field leaders, including many from top institutions. http://w3.unisa.edu.au/rqie/submission.asp
South African Department of Higher Education (DoHET): Hypatia is an “accredited journal” http://research.ukzn.ac.za/DoHETAccreditedJournals/DoHET-Accredited-Journals-2011.aspx
IV. Impact Factor Scores
Hypatia was selected for inclusion in the Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Report in 2011 based on the journal’s 2010 readership profile. Hypatia is one of a handful of philosophy journals included in this report; the first impact factor that Thompson Reuters published for Hypatia is based on a compilation of citations in 2011 to articles and reviews that appeared in Hypatia in 2009 and 2010.
Note that the Thompson Reuters impact factor takes into account only citations of Hypatia articles that appeared in other journal articles; it does not include citations that appeared in books or in articles published in anthologies, and it does not include other measures of impact such as the article download figures cited above.
• Hypatia’s 2011 impact factor: .247 (This means that 19 of the 77 articles published by the journal in 2009-2010 were cited in other journal articles in 2011.)
•Comparison impact factors for journals in related fields:
Journal of Women, Politics and Policy: .286
Feminist Studies: .239
European Journal of Women’s Studies: .216