Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups is seeking editorial board members for the 2024 term. Please complete an application form to express your interest in this position.
Editorial board members (EBMs) are individuals who commit in advance to provide peer reviews for a journal or journal section. EBMs provide structured peer review for a minimum of 5 to 7 manuscript submissions and their revisions over the course of 1 year. Typically, EBMs review manuscripts specific to a single editor, though the need to balance workloads across areas of a journal may result in review assignments from multiple editors. EBMs typically possess a high degree of expertise in their specialty (or specialties), have experience with reviewing manuscripts, and are committed to participating in the process of providing timely, high-quality reviews for the journal on which they serve.
EBMs play a key role in contributing to the quality, the value, and the reputation of science published in ASHA journals. The evaluation and constructive feedback generated from peer review helps authors improve their work and, importantly, allows the editor to assess the paper’s suitability for publication in the journal. EBMs are formally listed/recognized in the following ways.
- On the journal’s masthead article (see an example)
- On the journal’s roster page on ASHAWire