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Ethnicity Reporting Practices for Empirical Research in Three Autism-Related Journals

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, February 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Ethnicity Reporting Practices for Empirical Research in Three Autism-Related Journals
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, February 2014
DOI 10.1007/s10803-014-2041-x
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Nigel P. Pierce, Mark F. O’Reilly, Audrey M. Sorrells, Christina L. Fragale, Pamela J. White, Jeannie M. Aguilar, Heather A. Cole

Abstract

This review examines ethnicity reporting in three autism-related journals (Autism, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders) over a 6-year period. A comprehensive multistep search of articles is used to identify ethnicity as a demographic variable in these three journals. Articles that identified research participants' ethnicity were further analyzed to determine the impact of ethnicity as a demographic variable on findings of each study. The results indicate that ethnicity has not been adequately reported in these three autism related journals even though previous recommendations have been made to improve inadequacies of descriptive information of research participants in autism research (Kistner and Robbins in J Autism Dev Disord 16:77-82, 1986). Implications for the field of autism spectrum disorders are discussed in addition to further recommendations for future research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 60 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 24%
Student > Master 11 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 18%
Unspecified 8 13%
Researcher 4 6%
Other 13 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 27 44%
Unspecified 11 18%
Social Sciences 11 18%
Arts and Humanities 3 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 5%
Other 7 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 April 2016.
All research outputs
#2,261,789
of 13,137,393 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#1,137
of 3,230 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,531
of 187,104 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#24
of 62 outputs
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