Augmentative & Alternative Communication Call for Papers

Special Issue: Intervention in Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative & Alternative Communication

We are pleased to announce a new call for papers for a Special Issue slated for publication in late 2018 or early 2019, with a focus on Intervention in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

To be considered for inclusion, manuscripts must report original research describing an intervention/treatment study that specifically includes a core focus on AAC, and must include empirical (i.e., research) data. 

Quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods designs are welcome and there is no specific client group in focus.

Our mission

Augmentative and Alternative Communication publishes scientific articles related to the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) that report research or discuss theory, technology, and systems development relevant to AAC.

Our mission is to document the evidence base, advance understanding, and improve outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs and their families, including people of all ages who have developmental disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome), and those who have acquired disabilities (e.g., disabilities resulting from traumatic brain injury, aphasia, dementia). 

5 Reasons to send us your manuscript:

  1. Prestige: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the flagship journal for research related to AAC, with a 2016 Impact Factor of 2.388 and a 5 Year Impact Factor of 2.112 (2017 © Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports® 2016 ), ranking 2/71 in Rehabilitation, and 3/25 in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology.
  2. Increased readership: AAC is the official journal of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). Thousands of ISAAC members, including people who use AAC and their families, educators, researchers, clinical scientists, students, therapists, technology specialists, organizations and more can read the journal and receive online access to archived issues.
  3. Discoverability: Your article will be easily discoverable as AAC is indexed in a variety of Abstracting & Indexing Databases, including: EBSCO online, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, and Scopus. Moreover, following publication, your article abstract will be promoted on social media using our dedicated Twitter account (@AACjourn), which currently boasts a followership of over 200 contacts.
  4. Quality: We are committed to highest standards of double-blind peer review. Our reviewers include leading researchers across multiple disciplines representing the broad field of AAC.
  5. Author Support: Once published, all authors and co-authors can monitor downloads, citations and Altmetric data for their article on Taylor & Francis Online using My Authored Works. In addition, they will receive 50 free eprints to share the article with their friends and colleagues.

Express an interest:

An expression of interest can be emailed to the Editors, Bronwyn Hemsley and Martine Smith, outlining a proposed title and abstract of 250 words.

All expressions of interest will be acknowledged, but this acknowledgment will not constitute an indication of acceptance of a subsequent manuscript.

Please contact the Editors if you are unsure whether your manuscript would be in the scope for the Special Issue (i.e., within the scope of the journal, and within the scope of the Special Issue) prior to submission.

Submission Instructions

As with all Special Issue papers, the usual peer review process and author guidelines will apply.

Instructions and a sample manuscript are available on the journal's website.

All manuscript should be submitted through the journal's ScholarOne Manuscripts submission portal.

Authors are strongly advised to contact the Editorial Office and read the full Instructions for Authors prior to making a submission.

Manuscripts that do not comply with journal requirements will be returned to authors and will not proceed to peer review.

Delays due to revisions required at this stage may result in authors’ missing the manuscript submission deadline for this Special Issue.

Manuscript submission deadline: 15th January 2018.

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