TLCSD Journal Policies

Research and reflection on teaching and learning in speech-language and audiology. TLCSD is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, not-for-profit journal. There are never any charges to authors. TLCSD is an open access journal that provides content that is available to the public without cost.

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 publication content in order to facilitate the open and easy exchange of content and ideas for all readers. TLCSD adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users 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. The journal is open access and does not charge for subscriptions or downloads of content.

Publication Frequency

TLCSD is 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 to retain the copyright of their papers, without restrictions. By publishing in TLCSD, authors grant the journal non-exclusive publishing rights to publish the articles. TLCSD content is published under a Creative Commons License 4.0. While the reading, downloading, and distribution of this content is without cost, those doiTLCSD authors to retain the copyright of their papers, without restrictions. By publishing in TLCSD, authors grant the journal non-exclusive publishing rights to publish the articles. ng so must acknowledge and cite the source for the content in order maintain integrity of the journal and the authors' work.

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by Creative Commons License 4.0.

Personal Use
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders (TLCSD) provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author. People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders (TLCSD) website and/or software agree not to misuse the TLCSD service or software in any way.

The failure of TLCSD to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between TLCSD and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.