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SPP Fall Virtual Meeting
October 22-25, 2020
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SPP Spring Meeting
March 12-14, 2021
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Perinatal Pathology Course - Rescheduled!
April 9-11, 2021
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Editorial Team

Dr. David Parham, Editor-in-Chief
Interested in submitting an article? Email your draft to spp@kellencompany.com for consideration!

Publications Committee

August 15, 2020

At the Spring 2020 meeting in LA, the PubCom membership was updated and a warm welcome was extended to the new members (Drs. Senger and Kashoor). Dr. Poulik was thanked for her past service and willingness to extend her service for at least one more year.

The 2019 Publishers Report, presented by Alyssa Venezia, Publishing Editor at SAGE, included the following highlights [actual numbers have been updated to reflect current information]:

The 2019 impact factor for the past 2 years is 0.885, compared to 1.008 for 2018 and 1.250 for 2017.  This decrease is linked to decreased citations, as the content (denominator) has remained more or less constant. This decrease should trigger a call to arms for all authors: send your highly citable material (e.g. review papers) to PDP!

In 2019, 187 original articles were submitted.

The time to first decision was reduced to 29 days.

The circulation and readership increased from ~2,500 in 2017 to >11,000 in 2019, mainly by addition of readers in ‘developing world’ (free or at greatly reduced rate) and package deals.

Additional contributions to the SPP Summer Newsletter from Ms. Venezia:

The current acceptance rate for PDP averages 35%.

Articles in the PDP January-February 2020 issue (Perspectives in Pediatric Pathology issue on Hirschsprung Disease, Guest Editor: Raj Kapur) have been downloaded 2,750 times.

One paper relating to COVID-19 has been published in PDP: Placental Pathology in COVID-19 Positive Mothers: Preliminary Findings (authors: RN Baergen and DS Heller). According Ms. Venezia, it is the first paper published on this topic in any journal.

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About the Author

Monique De Paepe, MD

Publications Committee Chair
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
MDePaepe@WIHRI.org

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Monique De Paepe, MD

Publications Committee Chair
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
MDePaepe@WIHRI.org

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