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Purpose and Scope

The purpose of the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CJSLPA) is to disseminate contemporary knowledge pertaining to normal human communication and related disorders of communication that influence speech, language, and hearing processes.

The scope of the journal is broadly defined so as to provide the most inclusive venue for work in human communication and its disorders. CJSLPA publishes 

  • both applied and basic research, 
  • reports of clinical and laboratory inquiry, as well as 
  • educational articles related to 
    • normal and disordered speech, 
    • language, and 
    • hearing in all age groups. 

Classes of manuscripts suitable for publication consideration in CJSLPA include

  • tutorials, 
  • traditional research, 
  • review articles, 
  • clinical, field, and brief reports, 
  • research notes and 
  • letters to the editor. 

CJSLPA seeks to publish articles that reflect the broad range of interests in 

  • speech-language pathology
  • audiology, 
  • speech sciences, 
  • hearing science, and 
  • that of related professions. 

The Journal also publishes book reviews, as well as independent reviews of commercially available clinical materials and resources.


CJSLPA accepts journal submissions through an online system, which you can find here. 

Before submitting a manuscript, please familiarise yourself with our Author Guidelines.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submission's compliance with all of the following items. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the author.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in comments to the editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the manuscript.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  5. I have reviewed the requirements for ensuring a blind review (below), or will be choosing not to have a blind review.

Option for Blind Peer Review

Author identification for the review process is optional; if blind-review is desired, the documents should be prepared accordingly (cover page and acknowledgments blinded). Responsibility for removing all potential identifying information rests solely with the author(s). 

If you wish a blind peer review, you must follow the steps below: 

  1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file by completing the following steps in Word: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  3. With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.