Manuscript Writing

The following resources from ASHA and other sources provide the requirements for publication in ASHA journals, including recognized reporting standards, as well as general tips on manuscript writing.

Publishing in ASHA Journals

ASHA Journals Academy Author Resource Center
A step-by-step guide to publishing your research, the Academy provides information on selecting a journal, preparing and submitting a manuscript, what to expect in peer review, an overview of production steps, and tips to help you maximize the impact of your work.

  • The Manuscript Preparation section provides information on writing and formatting your manuscript, authorship and publication ethics, and reporting guidelines and standards including:

  • Registered Reports: a relatively new article type available in JSLHR in which the research questions and methodology are reviewed prior to data collection. Negative results do not prevent publication, thereby reducing publication bias.

Manuscript Writing Tips

ASHA's Clinical Research Education (CREd) Library Publishing Resources
Includes presentations from multiple sources, including ASHA's Pathways and Lessons for Success programs

Writing Scientific Manuscripts: A Guide for Undergraduates [PDF]
An introduction to the publication process, peer review, and writing scientific manuscripts; published in Journal of Young Investigators

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
One section is devoted to research writing and provides specific guidance on research paper general format, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and references, based on the American Psychological Association (APA) Formatting and Style Guide (7th Edition)

APA Style Blog
Experts who work with APA Style every day post weekly about writing, publishing, and APA Style

Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE)
Identifies potential journals to which you might submit your manuscript, as well as potential reviewers and citations; from The Biosemantics Group

Chapter 10: Getting Published and Increasing Your Visibility [PDF]
Tips on where, when, and how to publish; from Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty (2nd ed.; Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

Publishing a Technical Article
Information for undergraduates on publishing a technical article; from webGURU, Northeastern University

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