ASHA Journals is excited to announce updated Journal Impact Factors™ for four of our journals!

In 2021, all four journals saw an increase in overall citations, and three journals saw their impact factors go up. These new impact factors give us the latest indication of how the ASHA journals are resonating with the communication sciences and disorders (CSD) research community at large.

Data Trends

The latest impact factor for the American Journal of Audiology (AJA) is 1.636, with a 5-year impact factor of 1.979. Each of these numbers is at a 5-year high, representing growth in the journal’s overall reach.

For the second year in a row, the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP) had the highest impact factor of the ASHA Journals, with a 4.0181. The journal’s 5-year impact factor also went up to 3.772. Once again, both of these represented a 5-year high for the journal.

ASHA’s largest journal, the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR), has a new impact factor of 2.674, with a 5-year impact factor of 3.127. Not only are both at a 5-year high, but this represents the fourth consecutive impact factor increase for JSLHR.

Finally, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (LSHSS) now has an impact factor of 2.215. Both this and the journal’s 5-year impact factor of 2.850 are the second highest impact factors that the journal has received since 2017.

More on Impact Factors and Citations

We list the impact factor of each ASHA journal indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded™ and/or the Social Sciences Citation Index™ on the journal’s “About” page on ASHAWire. These data are updated yearly based on the newest information provided in the Journal Citation Reports™ published by Clarivate Analytics.

For those interested in article-level citation data for all of our journals, we provide each article’s citations right on the article page. Through partnerships with Dimensions and scite, you can see all research citing the article and dive into more research and statistics.

Our updated impact factors highlight the important work that authors, reviewers, and editors provide to the ASHA journals. We’d like to thank all those individuals who helped contribute, review, and publish articles in these impactful journals, and we look forward to seeing your work continue to shine next year when we receive our 2022 impact factors!

1The AJSLP citation count that is part of the impact factor calculation is under review by Clarivate Analytics; thus, this impact factor is subject to change later this year.