Autism (journal)

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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Psychiatry
Language English
Edited by David M. Mandell
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Eight times a year
ISSN 1362-3613 (print)
1461-7005 (web)
LCCN 97641074
OCLC no. 41550873

Autism is a major, peer-reviewed, international journal, published eight times a year, covering research on autism and autism-related disorders. The editor-in-chief is David M. Mandell (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine). The journal was established in 1997 and is published by SAGE Publications in association with the National Autistic Society.[1]


The journal provides research of direct and practical relevance to help improve the quality of life for individuals with autism or autism-related disorders. It is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on evaluative research in all areas, including: intervention; diagnosis; training; education; neuroscience; psychological processes; evaluation of particular therapies; quality of life issues; family issues and family services; medical and genetic issues; epidemiological research.[2]


The journal was founded in 1997 by Professor Rita Jordan, Professor Patricia Howlin, Geraldine Peacock (the then CEO of the National Autistic Society) and SAGE. The following academics have been editor-in-chief of this journal: Rita Jordan (University of Birmingham, 1997 – 2006); Patricia Howlin (Institute of Psychiatry, London, 1997 – 2007); Dermot M. Bowler (City University, London, 2006-2012); David M. Mandell (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2012 – to date).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Autism is abstracted and indexed in, inter alia, Medline, Scopus and the Social Science Citation Index. According to Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, its 2012 impact factor is 1.961, and its five-year impact factor is 3.166. For more details on abstract and indexing, please visit the website.


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