How to Submit a Communication Matters Newsletter Article

Communication Matters newsletters are published quarterly (4) times per Fiscal year. Articles can be submitted following our established publication deadlines in the following format:

  • Please include your article title and your name with applicable suffixes and OSLHA position title at the beginning of your documents

  • Articles should be submitted in a 12 point Ariel font, single spaced with no paragraph indentations, please.

  • Images and pictures are welcome but should be provided in their actual size at 300 dpi and saved as .jpeg, .gif or .tiff file.

  • For editing purposes, please use a (-) in place of bullets and indicate if you would like us to change these to another specific bullet type.  We have many creative options to choose from.

  • Please note the Communication Matters Editor reserves the right to edit your submission content prior to final printing.

  • Please email your article to oslhaoffice@ohioslha.org by the specified deadline and include your last name and the words "newsletter article" in the email subject line.

  • Deadlines
    • Q1 Issue- Articles Due by Sept 1st
    • Q2 Issue- Articles Due by Nov 1st
    • Q3 Issue- Articles Due by Feb 1st
    • Q4 Issue- Articles Due by May 1st

How to Submit an eHEARSAY Article

The Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association will continue to publish articles on research, clinical practice and clinical science in Audiology, Speech/Language Pathology or Speech/Language/Hearing Science that will be of interest to our membership through the new electronic version of the HEARSAY Journal.  However, membership in OSLHA is not a requirement for contributors.

Manuscripts will be accepted only in electronic form and should be saved in Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) and submitted to the OSLHA Executive Director at oslhaoffice@ohioslha.org to be forwarded to the journal editor.  The manuscripts should be double spaced to facilitate editing and may be in any easily readable font of 12 dpi. All references should be in the most recent APA style.  Tables and figures or other images should be provided in electronic form and attached to the manuscript following the references.  All images should be provided in their actual size at 300 dpi and saved as .jpeg, .tiff or .gif file.

Since the traditional columns and forums will be retained in e-Hearsay, manuscripts may be submitted for any of the following: Research Forum, University and Student Affairs, Health Care, Schools, I&DD, Non-Profits, Private Practice, Getting Down to Business, Supervision, Audiology, Technology in Communication.  Letters to the editor should be forwarded the OSLHA Executive Director at oslhaoffice@ohioslha.org who will send them to the appropriate editor.

All submissions will be considered for publication and all will be peer reviewed.  If the article is accepted for publication, the author(s) will be asked to provide 5 multiple-choice questions and answers that can be submitted for CEU approval, as well as a suitable headshot to be published with the article.  No manuscript or other material that has been published or is under consideration elsewhere should be submitted.  The author will be notified within 3 months of submission as to the status of the article, including, the need for revisions.  If an article is accepted for publication it becomes the property of OSLHA and will be retained until the next appropriate publication date.  

The e-HEARSAY will be published on the OSLHA website and can be downloaded and printed as .pdf or read on-line by members. 

Become an eHEARSAY Peer Reviewer

eHEARSAY, OSLHA’s electronic journal, addresses the professional development needs of OSLHA members. Themed issues are published on the OSLHA website each June, with off-theme articles sometimes included.

eHEARSAY publishes research articles, case reports, commentaries, tutorials, essays, reviews, and other professional content. ASHA CEUs are available for some articles.

eHEARSAY is seeking manuscript reviewers. Preferred qualifications include a record of professional publication and a defined area (or areas) of expertise in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. Reviewers will be sent manuscripts on an as needed basis throughout the year and may accept or decline an assignment as available.

Reviewers will be given guidelines for how to prepare reviews. Reviewerss assess an article’s significance, timeliness, relevance, research base, methodological soundness, and clarity. Reviewers need not edit papers for form and style. Most reviews will be double blind.

Interested applicants should send an email describing area(s) of expertise. Please attach a CV or resumé listing relevant professional publications and employment history. Doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply. Inquire or apply to eHearsay Editor at oslhaoffice@ohioslha.org.

eHEARSAY welcomes reviewer applications on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline to apply.