Prior to 1991, ASHA published the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research and the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders. These titles were merged in 1991 under the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research title. Later, the word Language was added to more accurately reflect the areas of research in the discipline.
The mission of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research is to publish peer-reviewed, empirical research in the areas of normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing. The Journal provides new information and theoretical approaches important for understanding normal processes involved in speech, language, and hearing and to the clinical management (e.g., screening, diagnosis, habilitation, or rehabilitation) of communication disorders. The Journal also advances evidenced-based practice by disseminating the results of new experiments as well as critical reviews and meta-analyses of existing experimental work.
JSLHR is now an online-only journal. This change went into effect on January 1, 2010, for all four ASHA journals. JSLHR�s final print issue had a circulation of 17,475.
The 2011 impact factor is 1.875, and the 5-year impact factor is 2.562. JSLHR ranks 8th of 21 journals in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology category and 18th of 58 journals in the Rehabilitation category.
An Editors' Award is presented yearly to the JSLHR editor's choice of the most meritorious single article appearing in the journal during the preceding calendar year. All winners since 1991 can be found in the JSLHR Editors' Awards collection.
|Journal||Term||Recruitment Year||Application Deadline|
|American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology||2014-2016||2013||May 31, 2013|
|Hearing section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research||2014-2016||2013||May 31, 2013|
|American Journal of Audiology||2015-2017||2014||May 31, 2014|
|Speech section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research||2015-2017||2014||May 31, 2014|
|Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools||2016-2018||2015||May 31, 2015|
|Language section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research||2016-2018||2015||May 31, 2015|
|American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology||2017-2019||2016||May 31, 2016|
|Hearing section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research||2017-2019||2016||May 31, 2016|
The Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR) annually publishes summary statistics of acceptance/rejection rates and manuscript processing times. These summary statistics provide data on acceptance/rejection rates, frequently used by tenure/promotion committees, as well as average manuscript processing times, often of interest to contributing authors.
Table 1 shows the rates for acceptance and rejection for manuscripts receiving a final decision in 2009 through 2011, regardless of the year the manuscript was submitted originally. The Speech, Language, and Hearing sections of the journal are reported separately. Accepted manuscripts are those for which a final decision to accept has been made. Rejected manuscripts are those that have been judged unsuitable for publication and for which no further revision or resubmission has been requested.
Figure 1 presents data for manuscripts that had completed the review process as of year-end 2011. The submission-to-decision interval is calculated from the date the editor's office receives the new manuscript to the date a first decision is made on the manuscript.
Table 1. Accept/Reject Rate by section for decisions made 2009-2011.
|Decision ||Speech ||Language ||Hearing |
Figure 1. Number of days from submission to decision in 2011.
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