TLCSD Journal Policies

Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders (TLCSD) is an open-access, not-for-profit journal that focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in speech-language and audiology.

See our Author Resources for information on submitting.

See the Aims and Scope for an overview of journal content and specific submission categories.

Open Access

TLCSD provides immediate open access to its published content in order to facilitate the open and easy exchange of content and ideas for all readers. TLCSD adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access: that consumers have the right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link" to the full texts of these articles.


TLCSD does not charge a submission or publication fee to authors and does not charge for subscriptions or downloads of content.

Publication Frequency

TLCSD is typically published twice annually with additional Special Topic Issues published on occasion.

Archiving Policy

TLCSD files are archived through the Bepress Archive, which uses Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Files receive a data integrity check upon upload and Amazon performs checksums and repairs corruption, if needed. Files are stored redundantly on multiple servers.

Copyright Licensing, Reproduction & Attribution Policy

TLCSD authors retain the copyright of their papers, without restrictions. By publishing in TLCSD, contributors grant the journal non-exclusive publishing rights to publish the articles TLCSD content is published under a Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 CC-BY.

General Terms and Conditions of Use


Users of the TLCSD publishing platform agree not to misuse the TLCSD service or software in any way.

At the time of submission, all contributors will complete a Submission Agreement (including author disclosures and other acknowledgements). If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the TLCSD Board of Directors retains the right to enforce the Submission Agreement by printing a retraction and removing the offending content from the TLCSD journal webpage. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between TLCSD and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.