Editorial Misbehaviour in Autism Journals?

A remarkable scandal has erupted concerning the editorial standards of two scientific journals.

The journals are called Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (RASD) and Research in Developmental Disabilities (RIDD). Both publications are owned by Elsevier, and they have the same Editor-in-Chief, Johnny L. Matson. Or at least they did until recently. Matson may have been removed – although it’s not clear if there is a replacement for him.

The scandal emerged some weeks ago after Oxf

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