Philosophy of Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders

For more information, please see Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Who can submit: Anyone engaged in teaching and learning in speech-language pathology and audiology, including university faculty, instructors, clinical educators, community-based clinical experience supervisors, and students are welcome to submit to this journal.

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General Submission Rules

What can be submitted: Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). In addition, by submitting material to TLCSD, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at TLCSD. If you have concerns about the submission terms, please contact the editor at .

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Formatting Requirements

Formatting requirements: TLCSD requires that submissions be formatted according to the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.) guidelines, including 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double spaced, 1” margins. Initial submissions should include line numbers on manuscript. For directions on adding line numbers go to (https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Add-or-remove-line-numbers-b67cd35e-422c-42eb-adc9-256ca9802e22). Submissions should adhere to the following maximum number of pages in length, including title page, abstract, references, appendices, tables, and figures (which should appear embedded in the appropriate location within the manuscript):

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Research: 30 pages
  • Scholarly Teaching: 8 pages
  • Pilot SoTL Research: 15-20 pages
  • Reflections on SoTL: 6-8 pages
  • Student Voices: Original research 30 pages, Reflections: 6-8 pages
  • Book Reviews: 4 pages

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Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines: Although TLCSD can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author(s) to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Portable Document Format (PDF). It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe’s PDF is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in TLCSD will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

Additionally, it should be noted that TLCSD provides copy editing services. Manuscripts are reviewed by at least one member of the Editorial Board and two Reviewers, however emphasis is placed on quality of content and writing. It is the responsibility of author(s) to verify accuracy and appropriateness of grammar, spelling, punctuation, references, and figures as well as addressing changes recommended by the copy editor. Author should confirm that abstract is correct after revisions to manuscript have been made and before publication as well. Author is responsible for final copyediting. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details.

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Rights for Authors and TLCSD

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to TLCSD all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

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 written agreement of TLCSD as copyright holder.

Personal-use Exceptions

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.

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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.

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