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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 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018) Journal Impact Factor is 1.906, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.647. JSLHR ranks 8th of 25 journals in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology category and 21st of 65 journals in the Rehabilitation category of the Science Citation Index Expanded, as well as 21st of 181 journals in the Linguistics category and 13th of 69 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)
Michelle Ciucci, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2018)
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)
J. Scott Yaruss, Michigan State University (2018)

Editorial Board Members for Speech

Jessica A. Barlow, San Diego State University 
Carolyn R. Baylor, University of Washington 
Roozbeh Behroozmand, University of South Carolina 
Adam Buchwald, New York University 
Ferenc Bunta, University of Houston 
Kate Bunton, The University of Arizona 
Linda M. Carroll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 
Meghan Darling-White, The University of Arizona
Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale, University of Missouri
Amanda I. Gillespie, University of Pittsburgh 
Memorie M. Gosa, The University of Alabama
Amanda Hampton Wray, Michigan State University 
Elaine R. Hitchcock, Montclair State University 
Kate Hucheson, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Ewa Jacewicz, The Ohio State University 
Marie E. Jetté, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
Melda Kunduk, Louisiana State University 
Kaitlin L. Lansford, Florida State University 
Chao-Yang Lee, Ohio University 
Julia Maclean, St. George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 
Andrea A. MacLeod, Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada 
Nathan Maxfield, University of South Florida 
Anna Miles, The University of Auckland, New Zealand 
Angela T. Morgan, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 
Michele L. Morrisette, Indiana University Bloomington 
Amy Neel, The University of New Mexico 
Megan S. Overby, Duquesne University 
Tyler Perrachione, Boston University
Jonathan Preston, Syracuse University 
Nicole Rogus-Pulia, University of Wisconsin–Madison 
Cara Elizabeth Stepp, Boston University
Linda E Worrall, The University of Queensland
Peiyun Zhuang, Xiamen University

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)
Jan de Jong, University of Bergen, Norway; University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2017–2019)
Charles Ellis Jr., East Carolina University (2017-2018)
Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2017–2018)
Margaret Kjelgaard, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (2017–2018)
Geralyn Timler, James Madison University (2017–2018)

Editorial Board Members for Language

Mary Alt, University of Arizona
Sudha Arunachalam, Boston University
Kathryn L. Cabbage, Brigham Young University
Anny Castilla-Earls, University of Houston
Amy L. Donaldson, Portland State University
Patricia Eadie, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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
Sara Kover, University of Washington
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
Lisa H. Milman, Utah State University 
Irene Minkina, Temple University 
James Montgomery, Ohio University 
Elizabeth Norton, Northwestern University 
Janna Oetting, Louisiana State University
Whitney Postman, Saint Louis University
Judith Rispens, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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
Sarah Wallace, Duquesne University
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 (2017–2018)
Lori Leibold, Boys Town National Research Hospital (2017–2018)
Jennifer Lentz, Indiana University (2017–2019)

Editorial Board Members for Hearing

Nick Altieri, Old Brook High School
Alex Francis, Purdue University
Rachael Frush Holt, The Ohio State University
Lorienne Jenstad, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Alan Kan, University of Wisconsin¬≠–Madison
Kaylah Lalonde, Boys Town National Research Hospital
Chang Liu, The University of Texas at Austin
Michelle Molis, VA Portland Health Care System
Linda Polka, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Daniel Rasetshwane, Boys Town National Research Hospital
Tim Schoof, University College London, England
Valeriy Shafiro, Rush University
Yi Shen, Indiana University
Daniel E. Shub, National Military Audiology and Speech Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Noah Silbert, University of Cincinnati
Christian E Stilp, University of Louisville 
Joseph Toscano, Villanova University
Kristin Van Engen, Washington University in St. Louis
Katrien Vermeire, Long Island University Brooklyn

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