Selecting a Journal

About the ASHA Journals

ASHA publishes four peer-reviewed scholarly journals pertaining to the general field of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) and to the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology, two of which are more clinical in nature and one that is more setting-specific in nature. Their collective mission is the dissemination of research findings, theoretical advances, and clinical knowledge in the field of communication sciences and disorders.

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Advantages of Publishing With the ASHA Journals

As a professional society representing more than 198,000 members who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; and speech, language, and hearing scientists, ASHA is committed to the publication of research, and has been for more than 80 years.

Every member and affiliate of ASHA has full access to the journals American Journal of Audiology; American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; and Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools—including their complete archives—as a benefit of membership or affiliation. Affiliates of ASHA's Special Interest Groups have full access to the scholarly review journal, Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.  When you choose to publish in an ASHA journal, your research is, therefore, directly available to a very large readership. Moreover, that readership grows as ASHA grows. An article published in an ASHA scholarly journal 10 years ago, for example, is now available to roughly 75,000 more people than at the time of publication.

In today’s changing publishing landscape, citation rates are still obviously important, but of increasing importance is the extent to which your research receives attention. Attention is the first step on the path toward increasing citation, and the ASHA journals, in addition to being highly cited, are uniquely positioned to get your work noticed and used.