Abstract This article is a reflection of international publication trends across prominent journals in the field of mental retardation. Journals reviewed were the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Mental Retardation, and Research in Developmental Disabilities. Percentage of authors from the United States (US) and other countries were evaluated. US authors represented 84–91% in US journals, while US representation in foreign journals was much lower at 21%. The implications of these findings are discussed.