Although different languages are spoken around the world, the scientific investigation of how communication works is a global effort with many shared approaches. In a discipline like communication sciences and disorders—with multiple professions and a wide range of clinical service delivery settings—taking a broad view is the soundest way to advance the evidence base.
Over the course of its 80-year history, the ASHA journals program has published the work of many of the world’s most prominent researchers in the discipline, and manuscript submissions from authors throughout the world are welcome now more than ever before.
In 2017 alone, there were 593 authors from outside the United States who published in the ASHA journals. In addition, for 137 of the approximately 500 articles published, all of the authors were internationally based. Many of the members of the editorial boards for the journals are working from France, Germany, Finland, Australia, and a host of other countries
To support the increasingly broad range of authors publishing in the journals, ASHA has developed the ASHA Journals Academy. The Academy is an online portal with comprehensive information on how to publish in the ASHA journals, as well as numerous resources for prospective editorial board members.
One of the key features of the ASHA Journals Academy is the integrated Author Services portal. Services available on the portal include multiple levels of language editing and translation. Authors can also take advantage of research communication services, such as plain language summaries and short videos, to help their work stand out and get greater understanding and use.
ASHA is participating with WHO to provide free accessibility to our four peer-reviewed scholarly journals through the HINARI Access to Research for Health Programme, which provides developing countries online access to journals in biomedical and social sciences. The Partnership allows not-for-profit health institutions in more than 115 low- and middle-income countries access to over 13,000 journals, and 56,000 e-books.
The two groups of countries, free access and low cost access, are determined by the Total Gross Income (GNI) and GNI per capita, United Nations Least Developed Country (LDCs) List and Human development Index (HDI).
Staff members and students are eligible for access to the resources through their institution. More information on how to register your institution with Hinari can be found at Research4Life.