International Journal

The International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (International Journal) is the Association’s principal academic publication. The International Journals is produced six times a year in February, April, June, August, October and December, and is distributed in conjunction with Speak Out.

The International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology promotes discussion on a broad range of current clinical and theoretical issues in speech and language. 

Submissions may include experimental, review and theoretical discussion papers, with studies from either quantitative and/or qualitative frameworks. Articles may relate to aetiology, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, or theoretical developments in communication disorders and dysphagia across the lifespan. The Editor encourages submissions dealing with social or cultural issues to the field. Special issues or scientific fora on contemporary topics are published regularly.

Accessing the Archives

The Association’s members are able to access the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology online free as a Member Benefit.

Member only access to the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Journal Impact

2021 Impact Factor: 2.484
Ranked 25/74 in Rehabilitation and 8/27 in Audiology

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology is currently indexed abstracted and indexed in:

Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
Australasian Medical Index
Australian Public Affairs Information Service (APAIS)
Biological Abstracts Care Data
Child Development Abstracts
CSA Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts
Current Contents/Social and Behavioural Sciences
EBSCO online
ISI (Social Sciences Citation Index)
MEDLINE/Index Medicus

Journal Executive Board

Editor in Chief

Professor Elizabeth Cardell


Professor Elizabeth Cardell


Associate Professor Natalie Munro

Editorial Assistant
Elizabeth Ambrose

Associate Editors

Associate Professor Joanne Arciuli
University of Sydney, Australia

Professor Carol Boliek
University of Alberta, Canada

Associate Professor Ling-Yu Guo
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York USA

Associate Professor Deborah Hersh
Edith Cowan University Australia

Associate Professor Deb James
Victoria University, Melbourne Australia

Dr Robyn Lowe
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Associate Professor Edwin Maas
Temple University USA

Dr Anna Miles
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Julie Morris
Newcastle University UK

Professor Jennifer Oates
La Trobe University Australia.

Executive Board

Professor Kirrie Ballard
University of Sydney

Professor Chris Code
University of Exeter UK

Professor James Law
University of Newcastle UK

Associate Professor Suze Leitao
Curtin University Australia

Professor Sharynne McLeod
Charles Sturt University Australia

Professor Lyndsey Nickels
Macquarie University Australia

Professor Mark Onslow
University of Technology Sydney Australia

Professor Holly Storkel
University of Kansas USA

Professor Liz Ward
University of Queensland Australia

Professor Edwin Yiu
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

History of the International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

International Journal Speech-Language Pathology (2008-present)


    A/Professor Kirrie Ballard (2014 - 2020)
    Professor Sharynne McLeod (2008-2013)
    Associate Editor:
    Dr Angela Morgan (2012 - 2015)
    Publisher: informa healthcare; Taylor and Francis

Advances in Speech-Language Pathology (1999-2007)

    Dr Sharynne McLeod (2004-2007)
    Dr Beth Armstrong (1999-2004)
    Publishers: Singular Publishing; Taylor and Francis; informa healthcare

Australian Journal of Human Communication Disorders (1973-1996)

    Professor Chris Code
    Dr Mark Onslow
    Dr Carl Parsons (1983-1993)
    Dr Wayne Clarke
    Neil O’Halloran
    Robert Rudegeair
    Ron Balthazor
    Publisher: Australian Association of Speech and Hearing
    Journal of the Australian College of Speech Therapists (1950-1972)

    Mrs E. Bryson (1961-1972)
    Mrs S. Drummond
    Publisher: Australian College of Speech Therapists