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The monthly Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSHLR)—an online-only, international, peer-reviewed scholarly journal—has been published continuously since 1936.

Online ISSN: 1558-9102
Print ISSN: 1092-4388

JSLHR has its roots in two prestigious American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) journals. Prior to 1991, ASHA published the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research (1958–1996) and the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders (1936–1990). These titles were merged in 1991 to become the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. Later, ASHA added the word Language to more accurately reflect the areas of research in the discipline.


JSLHR publishes peer-reviewed research and other scholarly articles on the normal and disordered processes in speech, language, hearing, and related areas such as cognition, oral-motor function, and swallowing. The journal is an international outlet for both basic research on communication processes and clinical research pertaining to screening, diagnosis, and management of communication disorders as well as the etiologies and characteristics of these disorders. JSLHR seeks to advance evidence-based practice by disseminating the results of new studies as well as providing a forum for critical reviews and meta-analyses of previously published work.


The broad field of communication sciences and disorders, including speech production and perception; anatomy and physiology of speech and voice; genetics, biomechanics, and other basic sciences pertaining to human communication; mastication and swallowing; speech disorders; voice disorders; development of speech, language, or hearing in children; normal language processes; language disorders; disorders of hearing and balance; psychoacoustics; and anatomy and physiology of hearing.

Impact Factor

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017) Journal Impact Factor is 1.771, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.327. JSLHR ranks 11th of 25 journals in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology category and 24th of 65 journals in the Rehabilitation category of the Science Citation Index Expanded, as well as 20th of 180 journals in the Linguistics category and 15th of 70 journals in the Rehabilitation category of the Social Science Citation Index.

Editor-in-Chief for Speech

Dr. Julie Liss (2016-2018)
Associate Dean, College of Health Solutions
Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University
Box 870102
Tempe, AZ 85287
Phone: (480) 965-9136

Editors for Speech

Bharath Chandrasekaran, The University of Texas at Austin (2017–2018)
Tanya Eadie, University of Washington (2017)
Maria Grigos, New York University (2017–2018)
Jack Jiang, University of Wisconsin Medical School (2017–2019)
Megan McAuliffe, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (2017–2019)
Catriona Steele, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, Ontario, Canada (2017)

Editorial Board Members for Speech

Karen Banai, University of Haifa, Israel Carolyn R. Baylor, University of Washington
Roozbeh Behroozmand, University of South Carolina
Adam Buchwald, New York University
Ferenc Bunta, University of Houston
Linda M. Carroll, Yeshiva University, New York
Michelle R. Ciucci, University of Wisconsin—Madison
Amanda I. Gillespie, University of Pittsburgh
Lisa Goffman, The University of Texas at Dallas
Memorie M. Gosa, The University of Alabama
Katarina L. Haley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jessica Huber, Purdue University
Ewa Jacewicz, The Ohio State University
Melda Kunduk, Louisiana State University
Kaitlin Lansford, Florida State University
Chao-Yang Lee, Ohio University
Julia Maclean, St. George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Monica A. McHenry, New York Medical College
Anna Miles, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Michele L. Morrisette, Indiana University
Amy Neel, University of New Mexico
Megan S. Overby, Duquesne University
Tyler Perrachione, Boston University
Nicole Rogus-Pulia, University of Wisconsin—Madison
Cara Elizabeth Stepp, Boston University
Holly L. Storkel, The University of Kansas
Kris Tjaden, University at Buffalo
Linda E. Worrall, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
J. Scott Yaruss, University of Pittsburgh

Editor-in-Chief for Language

Dr. Sean Redmond (2016-2019)
Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
The University of Utah
390 South 1530 East
Social & Behavior Sciences Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: (801) 585-6284

Editors for Language

Lisa Archibald, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (2017–2019)
Carl Coelho, University of Connecticut (2017–2018)
Megan Dunn Davison, Queens College (2017–2018)
Charles Ellis Jr., East Carolina University (2017-2018)
Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2017–2018)
Jan de Jong, University of Bergen, Norway; University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2017–2019)
Margaret Kjelgaard, MGH Institute of Health Professions (2017)
Geralyn Timler, James Madison University (2017–2018)

Editorial Board Members for Language

Mary Alt, University of Arizona
Raquel Anderson, Indiana University
Sudha Arunachalam, Boston University
Anny Castilla-Earls, University of Houston
Amy L. Donaldson, Portland State University
Melissa Duff, Vanderbilt University
Patricia Eadie, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Inge Marie Eigisti, University of Connecticut
Denise A. Finneran, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Marianna E. Hayiou-Thomas, University of York, Heslington, England
John Heilmann, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
Mary Kennedy, Chapman University
Anthony D. Koutsoftas, Seton Hall University
Laurence Leonard, Purdue University
Molly Losh, Northwestern University
Jarrad Lum, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Elina Mainela-Arnold, University of Turku, Finland
Steve Majerus, Université de Liège, Belgium
Stacy Manwaring, The University of Utah
Klara Marton, The City University of New York
McKay Moore Sohlberg, University of Oregon
Janna Oetting, Louisiana State University
Whitney Postman, Saint Louis University
Sonja L. Pruitt-Lord, San Diego State University
Judith Rispens, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Gwyneth C. Rost, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Christos Salis, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
C. Melanie Schuele, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Elizabeth Skarakis-Doyle, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Filip Smolik, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Audra Sterling, University of Wisconsin—Madison
John C. Thorne, University of Washington
Leanne Togher, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
Paul J. Yoder, Vanderbilt University
Lauryn Zipse, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Editor-in-Chief for Hearing

Dr. Frederick Gallun (2017-2020)
VA RR&D National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research
VA Portland Health Care System
3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road (NCRAR)
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: 503-220-8262 ext. 57472

Editors for Hearing 

Steven Aiken, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (2017–2018)
Daniel Fogerty, University of South Carolina (2017–2018)
Antje Ihlefeld, New Jersey Institute of Technology (2017)
Lori Leibold, Boys Town National Research Hospital (2017)
Jennifer Lentz, Indiana University (2017–2019)

Editorial Board Members for Hearing

Nick Altieri, Idaho State University
Shuman He, Boys Town National Research Hospital
Rachael Frush Holt, The Ohio State University
Antje Ihlefeld, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Lorienne Jenstad, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Nicole Marrone, University of Arizona
Michelle Molis, VA Portland Health Care System
Sheila Moodie, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Linda Polka, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Daniel Rasetshwane, Boys Town National Research Hospital
Valeriy Shafiro, Rush University
Daniel Shub, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Noah Silbert, University of Cincinnati
Yi Shen, Indiana University
Katrien Vermeire, New York University

Instructions for Authors

For complete details on how to prepare your manuscript and submit it to JSLHR, please consult the Author Resource Center on the ASHA Journals Academy.

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