ASHA Journals Board

The Journal’s Board provides strategic oversight to ASHA’s journals program. As such, the board is charged with (a) approving editors and editorial board members for the ASHA scholarly journals, (b)conducting ongoing strategic planning for the program, and (c) monitoring and ensuring the effective functioning of the editors and editorial board. The board is composed of the following members

  • Chair
  • 6 Editors-in-Chief (AJA, AJSLP, JSLHR-Speech, JSLHR-Language, JSLHR-Hearing, LSHSS)
  • 3 Clinical Representatives (one each in audiology, SLP health care, SLP schools)
  • Representative from the standing committee on Clinical Practice Research, Implementation Science, and Evidence-Based Practice (CRISP)
  • International Representative
  • Public Member
  • Ex Officio
  • VP for Science & Research (BOD Liaison)

The editors–in-chief are selected and appointed by the Journals Board. The other members of the Journals Board  are approved by ASHA’s Committee on Nominations and Elections.

 

Overview of Editorial Board Roles

Each ASHA journal features an editorial board with the following roles:

  • Editor-in-chief
  • Editor
  • Editorial board member

There is one editor-in-chief for each journal (or, in the case of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, one for each main section). The number of editors and editorial board members for each journal varies and is a function of the number of submissions over the preceding 2 years. At present, we have a total of 6 editors-in-chief, 40 editors, and 175 editorial board members across the four journals. Duties and qualifications for these roles, as well as upcoming opportunities, are detailed in the sections below.

With each journal guided by an editor-in-chief, the goal is to empower highly experienced scientists who have a larger vision for the field to shape and adjust the journal to best meet the ever-evolving needs of the readership. The editors-in-chief are also in the optimal position to have broad oversight of the review process. In this model, editors are empowered to make final editorial decisions on submissions on the basis of structured reviews and recommendations from committed expert reviewers who are editorial board members.

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Editor-in-Chief

 

The editor-in-chief is responsible for broad oversight of the journal, including performance of the editorial board, and serves as an ex officio member of the ASHA Journals Board. Editors-in-chief are appointed by the ASHA Journals Board.

Main Duties

  • Assigns submitted manuscripts to editors (but typically no day-to-day involvement in performing reviews).
  • Monitors performance (e.g., timeliness and calibration) of Editors and Editorial Board Members
  • Handles disputes and ethical issues
  • Recruits content, including special issues, forums, and individual articles
  • Advises the ASHA Journals Board on policy considerations

Qualifications


Individuals appointed to this role must have substantial experience in reviewing and editing manuscripts, in addition to a strong reputation for research.

Further, as noted in the Council of Science Editors White Paper on Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, the Editor-in-Chief is expected to be “skilled in the arts of writing, editing, critical assessment, negotiation, and diplomacy.”

Editors-in-chief are provided a $5,000 annual budget that can be used for an editorial assistant and/or travel to conferences and events on behalf of the journal.

Additional Requirements:

  • ASHA membership (but certification is not required)
  • 3-year term of service
Available Positions

Current Openings
All positions for 2017 are currently filled, but see below for upcoming openings.
 

Upcoming Openings
AJA:
2020-2023 term

AJSLP:
2018-2020 term

JSLHR Speech:
2019-2021 term

JSLHR Language:
2020-2022 term

JSLHR Hearing:
2021-2023 term

LSHSS:
2019-2021 term

Editorial Board Positions

Editor

 

On the basis of structured reviews from committed editorial board members and through their own assessment of a submission’s merits and potential significance, editors render final decisions on manuscripts, handling a workload of no more than 15 to 18 submissions per year.

Main Duties

  • Assigns submitted manuscripts to editorial board members for review
  • Monitors the peer-review process to ensure timeliness, thoroughness, and civility
  • Can recruit content, including special issues, forums, and individual articles
  • Consults on knowledge translation and content enrichment opportunities

Qualifications

Editors should have demonstrated competence and established reputation in the research specialty (or specialties) to which they are assigned.

In addition, Editors should have substantial experience in reviewing manuscripts and extensive background in considerations related to the conduct and reporting of research.

Editors are provided an annual budget of $2,500 that can be used for an editorial assistant and/or travel to conferences and events on behalf of the journal.

Additional Requirements:

  • Note: ASHA membership or certification not required
  • 3-year term of service preferred
Available Positions

Current Openings
All positions for 2017 are currently filled, but see below for upcoming openings.
 

Upcoming Openings
AJA:
0 in 2018
1 in 2019
4 in 2020

AJSLP:
7 in 2018
0 in 2019
3 in 2020

JSLHR Speech:
2 in 2018
2 in 2019
2 in 2020

JSLHR Language:
2 in 2018
4 in 2019
2 in 2020

JSLHR Hearing:
2 in 2018
2 in 2019
1 in 2020

LSHSS:
2 in 2018
2 in 2019
2 in 2020

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Editorial Board Member

 

Editorial board members are individuals who commit in advance to provide peer reviews for a journal or journal section. In our appreciation of that commitment, editorial board members are formally acknowledged on the masthead of the journal and are provided an honorarium of $400 each.

Service is typically provided to a single editor, though the need to balance workloads across areas of a journal may result in review assignments from multiple editors.

Main Duties

  • Provide structured peer reviews of 8 to 10 manuscript submissions over the course of 1 year
  • Provide peer reviews in a timely fashion and meeting or exceeding expectations for quality and tone

Qualifications

Editorial board members should possess a high degree of expertise in their specialty (or specialties), have experience with reviewing manuscripts, and be committed to participating in the process of providing timely, high-quality reviews for the journal on which they serve.

Additional Requirements:

  • Note: ASHA membership or certification not required
  • Calendar-year availability for 8 to 10 reviews
Available Positions

Current Openings
All positions for 2017 are currently filled, but see below for upcoming openings.
 

Upcoming Openings 
AJA:
20 in 2018

AJSLP:
45 in 2018

JSLHR Speech:
30 in 2018

JSLHR Language:
36 in 2018

JSLHR Hearing:
20 in 2018

LSHSS:
24 in 2018

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Current Editorial Board Rosters

In addition to being listed by role on the rosters for each journal linked below, participants on the editorial boards are included in a masthead article published in each issue of the journal. This helps ensure that there is a historical and clear record of everyone’s involvement.

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