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Journals Board

Liaises with the Vice President for Science and Research


The Journals Board's charge is to (a) approve editors and editorial board members for the ASHA scholarly journals; (b) monitor the effective functioning of the editors and the editorial boards; (c) assess the evolving needs and opportunities for augmenting the curation, dissemination, and translation of scholarship in the discipline through the journals program; (d) conduct ongoing strategic planning for the program; and (e) make recommendations to the ASHA BOD concerning the mission and scope of each journal and its role in helping ASHA achieve its strategic objectives.


The Journals Board has 14 members who are the seven editors-in-chief of the journals or journal sections (American Journal of Audiology [AJA]; American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology [AJSLP]; the Speech, Language, and Hearing sections of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research [JSLHR]; and Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools [LSHSS]); the four editors-in-chief for Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups; one representative from the standing committee on Clinical Practice Research, Implementation Science, and Evidence-Based Practice (CRISP) who is the chair or his or her designee; one international member; and one chair.


  • Sumit Dhar, Chair
  • Elena Plante, Board Liaison
  • Trina Spencer, CRISP Representative
  • Leanne Togher, International Member
  • Brenda Beverly
  • Stephen Camarata
  • Bharath Chandrasekaran
  • Barbara Cone
  • Erinn Finke
  • Patrick Finn
  • Katie Hustad
  • Ryan McCreery
  • Peggy Nelson
  • Mary Sandage
  • Holly Storkel


3 years


  • Two quarterly conference calls (minimum)
  • Additional conference calls as projects demand
  • One 2-day meeting in the spring at the ASHA National Office
  • One meeting on Committee Day at the ASHA annual Convention

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

The general expectation is that each editor member will have a significant history of publications and expertise with peer review obtained via service as an editor for other journals and/or via service in some editorial capacity for an ASHA journal. Also expected, of course, is a solid record of reviewing for journals and advanced subject matter expertise.

Non-editor members are expected to have a strong interest in scholarship and the publication of research and some familiarity with issues and trends in publishing and use of research. 

Staff Liaison

Mike Cannon, ex officio (

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