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Types of papers

Your contributions can take the following forms (1 page = 1800 characters without spaces):
1. Article:
- Research article (up to 40 pages). Complete papers presenting new research results. Academic papers should include: an  introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions and references. The papers should be accompanied by an abstract not longer than 200 words and key words (up to 10),
- Theoretical papers (up to 40 pages): theoretical considerations on issues related to broadly understood speech and language pathology. They can take the form of reviews of the current status of research in a given area or present the author’s ideas on a particular topic. The papers should include an introduction, conclusions and a list of references and should be accompanied by an abstract not longer that 200 words (aims, methodology, results, conclusions) and key words (up to 10);
2. Short communications:
- Research notes (up to 20 pages). Communications (e.g. pilot or introductory research studies, research reports, new forms of data collection) may take the form of texts and followed
by lists of references. The texts should be accompanied by an abstract up to 200 words (aims, methodology, results, conclusions) and key words (up to 10),
- Other (up to 10 pages): polemics (including, an abstract not longer that 200 words and a list of references), discussions (an abstract not longer that 200 words and a list of references) or book reviews.

File format

Texts (TNR or Arial) should be sent in two formats: 1) with extension: .doc or .swx or .odt and 2) the very same text (with no alterations) in .pdf. Authors are requested not to provide texts in the .docx format.
The second version of the text (.pdf) provides the Editorial Office with a security backup, should any data or special characters be misplaced in the course of file transfer.


All literature cited in the text, as well as test and assessment tools and specialized software, must be listed in this section. References should be listed alphabetically, then chronologically under each author. Names of periodicals should be italicized. Please pay particular attention to accuracy and APA style for references cited in the text and make sure that you include their complete list in the References.

1.     Jonas, K., Diehl, M., Bromer, P. (1997). Effects of attitudinal ambivalence on information processing and attitude-intention consistency. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 33, 190-210. doi:10.1006/jesp.1996.1317.
2.     Ohlson, A. (2008). Barn med sprakstörningar: En studie om sprakstörningar och dess konsekvenser. Karlstad: Karlstad University. =diva2:5413. Date: 16.11.2008.
3.     Skorek, E. M. (2008a). Children with Hearing Impairment at School. In: Z. Tarkowski & E. M. Skorek (Eds), Environmental Difficulties in Schoolchildren with Speech Disorders (pp. 121-130). Kraków: Oficyna Wydawnicza "Impuls”.
4.     Skorek, E. M. (2008b). Dzieci z zaburzeniami mowy w szkole: Aspekt wychowawczy. Kraków: Oficyna Wydawnicza "Impuls”.
5.     Skorek, E. M. (2008c). Learning difficulty and problems with social adjustment among children with speech disorders. In: Z. Tarkowski & E. M. Skorek (Eds), Environmental Difficulties in Schoolchildren with Speech Disorders (pp. 53-65). Kraków: Oficyna Wydawnicza "Impuls”.
6.     Yaruss, J. S., Quesal, R. W., (2006). Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES): documenting multiple outcomes in stuttering treatment. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 31(2), 90-115.

Examples 1-6: referencing in the alphabetical order.
Examples 3-5: several titles published by the same author in the same year.
Example 6: an article published in a journal.
Example 1: an article published in an electronic journal with the DOI number.
Example 2:  an internet publication with no DOI number.
Examples 3, 5: a chapter in a collection of articles.
Example 4: a book.

Sources which are referred to in texts should be specified in parenthesis (Skorek, 2008; Tarkowski, 2010), "literal quotations should be accompanied by the number of their source page" (Skorek, 2008, p. 45). Comments should be specified in footnotes.

Tables, figures and referencing

Tables and figures have to be numbered and placed appropriately on particular pages. Visuals which are illegible or exceed standard size shall not be accepted. All tables and figures should offer additional information and be independent of texts. They should not replace texts.

Authenticity of papers

All contributions have to be authentic papers and not published elsewhere in the form submitted to the Journal of Speech and Language Pathology. Submission of a typescript will automatically be legally binding and denote acceptance of the aforementioned condition. Should the presented material be protected by copyrights, authors are expected to deliver written permission for publishing such materials.


Prior to publication, all papers shall be reviewed by at least two competent specialists in a given area.

Paper submission

Papers in English are to be sent to the email address of the Editorial Office. Your contributions should be accompanied by information about the author (About the author).
The complete set includes:
1) the extension format: .doc or .sxw,
2) the same text in the .pdf format,
3) the form About the author – only for those contributors who submit their papers for the first time. The form should be updated if the previous data have changed; if there is more than one author, each should submit his or her individual profile.
Once the texts of the papers with other relevant documents have been delivered, the Editorial Office will confirm their acceptance by email. All submitted papers will be proofread for language. Papers requiring serious language correction will not undergo further verification. All contributors are requested to have their papers proofread prior to submission. Papers which are acceptable from linguistic point of view will be reviewed by two specialists. Only those papers which receive positive evaluation will be accepted for publication. The Editorial Office will inform the contributors by email whether their papers have been accepted for publication. If there is more than one author, the Editorial Office will maintain contact with the author who is listed as first.

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