2008Q1 Reports: CL Journal

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CL Journal Report for 2007

1	SUMMARY

The journal is healthy.  A year ago we had no backlog of articles to
print; now we have eight articles waiting in the queue (about one and
a half issues' worth).  The queue should disappear as we roll out the
early access mechanism (first trial article still being processed).
Various changes in the offing, as detailed in a separate document.

2	STATISTICS

Here are the stats for 2007 so far.  I haven't included the usual
comparison table that shows how this compares with previous years
because these numbers do not mean very much until we have more
complete results for 2007, which we can't compute until around the
middle of this year. However, main thing to note is that our average
time to first decision has improved a lot; for 2007 so far this is 95
days, whereas a year ago it was 115 days.

First submissions in 2007
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Total: 55
Accepted: 1 (the SRL introduction)
Accepted with revisions: 0
Revise and resubmit: 11
Reject: 14
Reject without review: 11
No decision yet: 18

Average time to decision: 71 days
Average time to decision (exc. articles without review): 95 days

All submissions in 2007
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Total: 86
Accepted: 15
Accepted with revisions: 3
Revise and resubmit: 17
Reject: 16
Reject without review: 11
No decision yet: 24

Average time to decision: 71 days
Average time to decision (exc. articles without review): 89 days

Breakdown:

New: 55
Resubmission of an article from 2006 or before: 24
Resubmission of an article from 2007: 7

2008
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Only 1 submission to date: rejected without review.