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 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018) Journal Impact Factor is 1.713, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.343. AJSLP ranked 12th of 25 journals in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology category and 33rd of 65 journals in the Rehabilitation category of the Science Citation Index Expanded, as well as 29th of 181 journals in the Linguistics category and 26th of 69 journals in the Rehabilitation category of the Social Science Citation Index.

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