ASHA New Product Guidelines Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What types of materials are published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association?
ASHA publishes a wide variety of resources for the speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and speech, language and hearing scientist. Our publications are used by professionals who work in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Some of the areas addressed by ASHA include professional development/continuing education products; reports, directories, and reference materials; assessment tools; multicultural products and resources; reimbursement, managed care, and treatment products; practice management and marketing products; and consumer education materials, including brochures and posters.
I would like to submit a course proposal for a Professional Development program that would be offered for ASHA CEUs. Should I complete the Author/Developer Questionnaire Form, or is there another avenue for this type of submission?
For a CEU program, send an e-mail to email@example.com indicating your interest and someone will respond to you within one business day.
How are authors compensated for their work?
ASHA will work with the author or developer of the product to negotiate a compensation package that is mutually beneficial to both parties. Authors or developers may earn royalties based on net sales, or ASHA may purchase the product for a flat fee.
Does the manuscript or product need to be entirely finished before submitting materials to ASHA?
If the product is not yet published or manufactured, it is recommended that you contact us early in the development of a product so that we may provide guidance during product development.
How do I go about submitting an idea for a book or product?
Please complete the Author/Developer Questionnaire and Submission Form AND read and agree to the Submission Policy and Agreement Form. Someone from ASHA will contact you within 8 weeks of receiving your submission.
Once I submit the Author/Developer Questionnaire and Submission Form and the Submission Policy and Agreement Form, what happens to it?
Once you submit these forms, at least one ASHA representative from Marketing and Sales, the Practices Cluster(s), and/or the Director of Finance, as well as possible outside editorial advisers, will review the proposal. Your submission may or may not be accepted. In either case, a member of the ASHA staff will contact you within eight (8) weeks of receiving your submission.
How long does it generally take to receive a response from ASHA on my Submission?
ASHA will attempt to respond to you within eight (8) weeks. We ask that you do not contact us inquiring as to the status of your Submission for at least 10 weeks following the date of your submission. Should you have any questions after 10 weeks, please direct them to Leslie Katz, Director, Brand Management, ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I e-mail the entire manuscript to you?
Please complete the Author/Developer Questionnaire and Submission Form and the Submission Policy and Agreement Form. Do not e-mail the entire manuscript to us without approval. If you have a published book or product, please send two samples to: Leslie Katz, Director, Brand Management, ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850-3289. Samples will not be returned.
When will a new product be ready for market?
If your submission is accepted, the timing will depend on the complexity of the project.