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Item No: 9.1.
Ref: ASA AGM 280913
REPORT BY DR NEVILLE GIBBS, CHIEF EDITOR, ANAESTHESIA AND
INTENSIVE CARE TO THE 72nd AGM – 28 SEPTEMBER 2013 1. Journal Performance (based on AIC Editorial Board Annual Report 2012/2013)
There has been an increase in the number of subscriptions from ASA
members (+38) and NZSA members (+17). There has been a decrease in subscriptions from Australian individuals (-30), Australian institutions (-9), overseas individuals (-4), and overseas institutions (-27). This resulted in an overall decrease of 15 subscriptions (0.36%) compared to 2012. However, there has been an increase
in the number of ‘multiple online users’ (see pay per view, below).
b. Pay per view.
Pay per view income for 2012/2013 was $6870, which is a decrease
compared to 2011/2012 ($8670), but still much higher than 2010/2011 ($2755). The income for the 2012/2013 has been relatively stable over the 12 months.
The total number of submissions has been stable over the past few years (567
for 2011, 544 for 2012, and 577 for 2013) (these numbers do not include case reports). The percentage of submissions from overseas has increased a little over the last 12 months. The acceptance rate has fallen slightly for both Australia/New Zealand submissions (56%) and overseas submissions (13%). The difference in acceptance rates between Australia/New Zealand and overseas submissions relates to merit and relevance alone, with no specific policy related to origin of submission.
d. Number of articles per issue.
For 2012/2013 there has been an average of 17 articles per
issue, not including editorials (1-3 per issue), correspondence, and meeting abstracts. The reduction compared to 2012 may be due in part to a reduction in the number of case reports accepted.
e. Impact factor.
The impact factor for 2012 was 1.396, which represents a 9% increase from
2012, and a >30% increase over the past three years.
f. Time to editorial decisions.
The median time remains < 3 weeks with 75% < 7 weeks (the
aim is to have the majority < 8 weeks)
g. Time from acceptance to publication
. This has now fallen to 90 days.
h. Financial performance.
Production costs for 2012/2013 have remained stable after the
reduction observed in early 2012. Advertising revenue has also remained stable.
i. AIC website visits.
For 2011/12 these have ranged from about 10000 to about 12000 per
2. Editorial Board Changes
a. Following approval by Council, Professor Michael Reade was appointed to the Editorial
b. Paediatric anaesthesia submissions are still being shared amongst current editors during a
continued search for a paediatric anaesthesia editor.
3. Executive Editor Changes
a. Jeanette Thirlwell has been sharing her executive editor duties with Linda Weber and
Sharon Tivey for some time, and this was recently recognised more formally.
b. Jeanette Thirlwell confirmed that she will stand down as Executive Editor on 30 June 2014,
after a period of over 30 years in this position. Neville Gibbs will be writing to the Council re recognition of this outstanding contribution to the Journal.
c. Linda Weber and Sharon Tivey have confirmed their interest in taking an increased share of
the executive editor duties from 1 July 2014. Neville Gibbs will be writing to the Council re more formal recognition of their roles from that date.
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4. Publication Staff Changes
a. Rochelle Deighton finished as Publications Officer on 30 April 2013. b. Jiyan Mustafa was promoted to Publications Coordinator on 6 May 2013 c. Stephanie Brown joined the Publications team on 11 June 2013.
5. AIC Best Paper Award
The AIC Best Paper Award for 2012 is to Drs C Grant, GL Ludbrook, EJ O’Loughlin, and TB
Corcoran for their paper ‘An analysis of computer-assisted pre-screening prior to elective surgery’
(Anaesth Intensive Care 2012; 40: 297-304). The award will be made at the NSC Editors’ Session on
Friday September 28 to Dr Grant. 6. Editors’ Session at the NSC
The Editors’ session at the NSC is scheduled for 3.30-5.00 on Friday 28 September. It is entitled
‘What do we know, and what do we need to know about dexamethasone, sugammadex and
gabapentin’. Speakers include Professor T Ledowski, Dr T Short, and Dr S Gibson.
7. Ethics and Author Misconduct Issues
As a result of the failure of the institutions concerned to confirm the validity of the
remaining studies by Dr Fujii, a further of four of his papers in AIC have been retracted.
John Loadsman was an invited speaker at a Committee of Publication Ethics meeting in
Neville Gibbs will attend a joint anaesthesia chief editors meeting in San Francisco in
8. Editorial Board Meeting
This was held on 17 August (minutes attached)
It was agreed at the meeting that future meetings would be held at a similar date (in
preference to a June date when the financial year data are not complete).
An Editors’ meeting was held earlier on the same day to discuss editors’ workload, logistic,
consistency and efficiency issues prior to the main Editorial Board meeting. This was attended by all current editors as well as the production and the executive editorial team (Drs Thirlwell, Weber, Tivey).
A ‘statistics workshop’ was held immediately after the Board meeting. This was attended
by all editors, the executive editorial team, and several other EB members.
9. Annual Report 2012/13
10. Improved website readability
a. The production and executive editorial teams will work toward improved website
compatibility and readability of the Journal and will present a submission to the 2014 Editorial Board in relation to their plans and recommendations.
Dr Neville Gibbs Chief Editor
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