Instructions to authors

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is a peer-reviewed research journal on human speech, language, hearing and swallowing sciences and related communication disorders. The journal provides theoretical and practical information for better understanding of underlying processes involved in human communication. The journal seeks new and more effective ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat population with communication disorders. The journal also advances crosslinguistic work, evidence-based practice as well as interdisciplinary research by publishing the results of original research, case study, and critical reviews of existing experimental work. Manuscripts with the same content which were previously published in other journals or manuscripts under review process elsewhere are not eligible for submission to this journal.
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) follows Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals ( if otherwise not describe below.

Study Conduct and Polices

This journal adheres to the ethical guidelines for research and publication of the Academy of Korean Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (

Ethical Policy
A submitted manuscript must not be associated with any type of research misconduct, such as fabrication, and plagiarism with intent to deceive by the authors. The cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief must declare that a submitted manuscript has not been published nor is under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere in whole or in part in any language except in the form of an abstract. The cover letter must also state if the manuscript contains any portion that may be regarded as redundant or duplicate information. Research involving human subjects must be abided by the basic ethical considerations for the protection of human participants in research. Authors must provide assurance of approval by an appropriate Institutional Review Board or equivalent review process.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
As part of the manuscript submission process, authors are required to disclose any real or potential conflict of interest that could be considered as an influence on the research. Authors must disclose any financial benefit(s) that might result from the publication of the manuscript. Sources of funding should be stated in the Acknowledgments.

Statement of Informed Consent
Human study must adhere to the basic ethical considerations for the protection of human participants in research. Where applicable, by law or institutional affiliation, authors must provide assurance of approval by an appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB). The basis for these considerations can be found in The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects (1979). A statement concerning IRB approval or consent procedures must appear at the beginning of the Methods section.

Authorship credit must be based on 1) substantial contributions to the concept and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. All authors must meet the above three conditions.

Originality and Duplicate Publication
All submitted manuscripts should be original and not currently under review elsewhere. Authors must disclose information about any previous public presentation of the data reported in the submitted manuscript, including scientific meeting or in conference proceedings, book chapters, or websites.

Manuscript Preparation

Electronic Submission
All the manuscripts are submitted as a single document with the tables and figures embedded in the manuscript, via an online manuscript submission system ( and all the reviewing and editing is also performed via this system. Any questions and answers regarding the review process and other related matters can be checked on the above online system. In addition, whenever any changes are made during the process of a review of the manuscripts, the relevant information is forwarded to the corresponding author and the first author.

Cover Letter
A cover letter including following information is required; 1) A full statement to the editor about all submissions and previous reports that might be regarded as redundant publication of the same or very similar work, 2) A statement of financial or other relationships that might lead to a conflict of interest, 3) A statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors, that the requirements for authorship as stated earlier in this document have been met, and that each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work, and 4) The name, address, and telephone number of the corresponding author, who is responsible for communicating with the other authors about revisions and final approval of the proofs.

Manuscript Type and Format
The manuscript should be arranged in the following order: Title page, Abstract and Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgments, References. Authors are expected to follow the APA style and visit the website of American Psychology Association ( for more information.

Original Articles
Full-length articles presenting important new research results. These are typically limited to 40 manuscript pages including references, tables, and figures. The manuscript for an original article should be arranged in the following sequence: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (introduction, methods, results, conclusion), Acknowledgment (if necessary), and references.

The title page should include the followings; the title of the article, names of all authors and their current affiliations, running title, keywords, and the name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Running title should not exceed 40 characters including spaces. Citation of grant or contract support of research must be given on the title page.

Abstract should be no longer than 250 words and be organized into Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Objectives section must include a concise statement of the specific purposes, questions addressed, and/or hypotheses tested. Methods section must describe characteristics and numbers of participants and provide information related to the design of the study and data collection methods. If the article is not data-based, information should be provided on the methods used to collect information (e.g., computerized database search), to summarize previously reported data and to organize the presentation and arguments (e.g., meta-analysis). The Results section should summarize findings as they apply directly to the stated purposes of the article. The Conclusion section must state specifically the extent to which the stated purposes of the article have been met. Comments on the generalizability of the results, needs for further research, and clinical implications often are highly desirable.

Main text should be structured as Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusions. The total number of tables and figures should not exceed 8. Titles of tables and figures should be concise but explanatory.

Acknowledgments should appear after the main text and before the references if necessary. Individuals who assisted in the research may be acknowledged.

References should follow the APA reference style. Visit the website of American Psychology Association ( for more information.

• Journal article
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (1986). Title of an article. Title of a Journal, 11, 22-33.

• Book
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (1986). Title of a Book: The subtitle. Location: Publisher.

• Thesis
Author, A. A. (1986). Title of thesis (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Name of Institution, Location.

• Conference proceedings
Use book format to cite published proceedings from a book, and use journal format to cite regularly published proceedings.

• Web site
The CSD (

Case Report
Case reports will be published only in exceptional circumstances when they demonstrate a rare occurrence of clinical importance. Acceptance is contingent on approval of the manuscript by the editor in consultation with at least two associate editors and the chair of the Publications Board.

A comprehensive overview of an area of speech, language, or hearing sciences and/or disorders (i.e., systematic review or meta-analysis). Reviews are invited by the editor.

Copy Right Transfer Agreement

CSD online peer review system collects copyright forms electronically in the beginning stages of peer review. Authors must submit the copyright transfer agreement.

Article Processing Charge

There is a processing fee based on the page number of the published version of the manuscript. Please contact

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