New Pub!

Peer-review hoop jumping: check!  Happy that this paper is officially published and available to the public! Thank you to my co-authors as well as the editors and reviewers at RRQ for supporting this research to publication. 

Levesque, K., Kieffer, M.J., & Deacon, S.H. (2018). Inferring meaning from meaningful parts: The contributions of morphological skills to the development of children’s reading comprehension. Reading Research Quarterly. doi:10.1002/rrq.219

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2017 CiteScores bring good news!

Even with these old rickety shoulders, I can still pat myself on the back just fine, thank you very much.

The 2017 CiteScore values* are now available, and they bring good news! 

Citations to one of my babies, "Levesque, Kieffer, & Deacon (2017)", have been computed by Citation Benchmarking** (powered by Scopus).  I'm thrilled to see that this recent article is in the 95th percentile for received citations, compared to developmental and educational psychology articles of the same age and type!


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**Citation Benchmarking

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A little good news goes a long way


I was thrilled receive the following email recognizing one of our recent papers -> MacKay, Levesque, & Deacon (2017).

"We are pleased to announce that your article Unexpected poor comprehenders: An investigation of multiple aspects of morphological awareness, published in Journal of Research in Reading, was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers!*" (*amongst articles published between 2016-2017).

Many years of hard work go into every single published paper. This recognition suggests that our work is generating impact in the field of language and literacy research. It's great to hear that others are reading (and hopefully enjoying!) our research.