The mission of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology is to report peer-reviewed, primary research findings (basic and applied) concerning an array of clinically-oriented topics transcending all aspects of clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Because of its clinical orientation, the journal disseminates research findings applicable to diverse aspects of clinical practice in speech-language pathology.
AJSLP is now an online-only journal. This change went into effect on January 1, 2010, for all four ASHA journals. AJSLP�s final print issue had a circulation of 37,715.
The 2011 impact factor is 2.034, and the 5-year impact factor is 2.327. AJSLP ranks 13th of 58 journals in the Rehabilitation category and 6th of 21 journals in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology category.
An Editors' Award is presented yearly to the AJSLP editor's choice of the most meritorious single article appearing in the journal during the preceding calendar year. All winners since 1991 can be found in the AJSLP Editors' Awards collection.
|Journal||Term||Recruitment Year||Application Deadline|
|American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology||2014-2016||2013||May 31, 2013|
|Hearing section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research||2014-2016||2013||May 31, 2013|
|American Journal of Audiology||2015-2017||2014||May 31, 2014|
|Speech section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research||2015-2017||2014||May 31, 2014|
|Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools||2016-2018||2015||May 31, 2015|
|Language section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research||2016-2018||2015||May 31, 2015|
|American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology||2017-2019||2016||May 31, 2016|
|Hearing section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research||2017-2019||2016||May 31, 2016|
The American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP) annually publishes summary statistics of acceptance/rejection rates and manuscript processing times. These summary statistics provide data on acceptance/rejection rates, frequently used by tenure/promotion committees, as well as average manuscript processing times, often of interest to contributing authors.
Table 1 shows the rates for acceptance and rejection for manuscripts receiving a final decision in 2009 through 2011, regardless of the year the manuscript was submitted originally. Accepted manuscripts are those for which a final decision to accept has been made. Rejected manuscripts are those that have been judged unsuitable for publication and for which no further revision or resubmission has been requested.
Figure 1 presents data for manuscripts that had completed the review process as of year-end 2011. The submission-to-decision interval is calculated from the date the editor's office receives the new manuscript to the date a decision is made on the manuscript.
Table 1. Accept/Reject Rate for decisions made 2009-2011.
|Decision || No.||Rate|
Figure 1. Number of days from submission to decision in 2011.
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