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The quarterly American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP)—an online-only, international, peer-reviewed scholarly journal—has been published continuously since 1991.

Online ISSN: 1558-9110
Print ISSN: 1058-0360


AJSLP publishes peer-reviewed research and other scholarly articles on all aspects of clinical practice in speech-language pathology. The journal is an international outlet for clinical research pertaining to screening, detection, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan as well as the etiologies and characteristics of these disorders. Because of its clinical orientation, the journal disseminates research findings applicable to diverse aspects of clinical practice in speech-language pathology. AJSLP 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 speech-language pathology, including aphasia; apraxia of speech and childhood apraxia of speech; aural rehabilitation; augmentative and alternative communication; cognitive impairment; craniofacial disorders; dysarthria; fluency disorders; language disorders in children; speech sound disorders; swallowing, dysphagia, and feeding disorders; and voice disorders.

Impact Factor

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017) Journal Impact Factor is 1.171, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.047. AJSLP ranked 19th of 25 journals in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology category and 45th of 65 journals in the Rehabilitation category of the Science Citation Index Expanded, as well as 51st of 180 journals in the Linguistics category and 37th of 70 journals in the Rehabilitation category of the Social Science Citation Index.


Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, PhD, CCC-SLP (2018–2020)
Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
University of Utah
50 N Medical Drive, 3C120
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: (801) 585-7143


Stacy Betz, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (2018)
Shelley Brundage, George Washington University (2017–2019)
Mary K. Fagan, University of Missouri (2018)
Erinn Finke, The Pennsylvania State University (2017–2019)
Rita R. Patel, Indiana University (2018)
Anastasia M. Raymer, Old Dominion University (2018)
Li Sheng, University of Delaware (2018)
Nancy Pearl Solomon, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (2018)
Kristie Spencer, University of Washington (2017–2019)
Debra Suiter, University of Kentucky (2018)

Editorial Board Members

Stacy Betz, Indiana University
Heather Bonilha, Medical University of South Carolina
Anne Bothe Marcotte, University of Georgia
Chris Brebner, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Jessica Caron, The Pennsylvania State University
Angela Hein Ciccia, Case Western Reserve University
James Coyle, University of Pittsburgh
Patricia Deevy, Purdue University
Anthony DiLollo, Wichita State University
Joseph R. Duffy, Mayo Clinic
Elizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo, Stanford University
Mary Fagan, Chapman University
Kelly Farquharson, Emerson College
Peter Flipsen Jr., Pacific University
Davida Fromm, Carnegie Mellon University
Alexander Goberman, Bowling Green State University
Mark Guiberson, University of Wyoming
Adrienne Hancock, George Washington University
Edie Hapner, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Audrey L. Holland, University of Arizona
Jill Hoover, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Aaron Johnson, New York University School of Medicine
Pui Fong Kan, University of Colorado Boulder
Michael Kimbarow, San Jose State University
Jacquie Kurland, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Maureen A. Lefton-Greif, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ciara Leydon, Sacred Heart University
Bonnie Martin-Harris, Norhwestern University
Monique T. Mills, The Ohio State University
Giovanna Morini, University of Delaware
Bill Ogletree, Western Carolina University
Patty Prelock, University of Vermont
Stacie Raymer, Old Dominion University
Miranda Rose, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Donna R. Scarborough, Miami University
Linda Shuster, Western Michigan University
Jeff Sigafoos, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Nancy Solomon, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Deborah Theodoros, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
Amber Thiessen, University of Houston
Michelle S. Troche, Teachers College, Columbia University
Stacy Wagovich, University of Missouri
Elizabeth Ward, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
Kathryn Yorkston, University of Washington

Instructions for Authors

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

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