JARA - Submission Information
The Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (JARA) is a
peer-reviewed journal published annually. JARA publishes original
manuscripts from authors who work with adults and children in a
variety of settings. The primary purpose of the Journal is to provide
a forum to share research and clinical expertise that supports the
Academy’s mission to promote excellence in hearing care through the
provision of rehabilitative and habilitative services. We invite
authors from early intervention programs, educational settings,
medical centers and private practice. JARA is the only
multidisciplinary journal dedicated to rehabilitative and habilitative
services for individuals with hearing loss. Contributed manuscripts
may take the following form:
Article: a report of scholarly
research or study
Tutorial: an in-depth article on a
Clinical Report: a description of
practices in aural rehabilitation, such as models of service
delivery, therapy techniques or case studies
Client’s perspective: personal
accounts from individual with hearing loss
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the
Editor, Sheila R. Pratt, at
Specific author guidelines:
Authors should submit manuscripts in
All submissions should include a
cover letter. This cover letter should include general information
about the manuscript including contact information for the author(s)
and whether it has been presented at a scientific meeting. Author
contact information should include: telephone number, fax number,
e-mail address and mailing address. The letter should also include
verification that participants were treated in accordance with the
ethical standards of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Margins and Spacing: Leave uniform
margins of at least 1 in. (2.54 cm) at the top, bottom, right, and
left of every page. Use double spacing between all lines, including
lines in references and tables.
A short title (generally two words)
should be typed in the upper right hand corner just above the page
number for each page.
Begin each of the following parts of
the manuscript on a new page in the order indicated below:
Title page (numbered as page 1)
with the title, authors' names and affiliation(s), and running
head to be included on each page of manuscript if accepted for
Abstract: An abstract of 75 - 100
words typed in block form should be prepared. The abstract should
be numbered as page 2, and the word "Abstract" should be centered
on the top line of the page but it should not be underlined.
Text: The first page of the text
should be numbered as page 3 and should begin with the title as
shown on the cover page (authors should not be included).
References: In alphabetical order
(references should not be numbered).
Appendices: Each beginning on a new
page and identified with a letter (i.e., Appendix A, Appendix B,
etc.) if more than one appendix.
Footnotes: Numbered with a
suprascript in the same order as referred to in text.
Tables: Each on a separate page.
Figure Captions: All figure
captions should be typed on a figure captions page(s). Figure
captions should not be included on the camera-ready art figures
(see "I" below).
Figures: All figures should be
submitted in camera ready art form and should be numbered on the
back for identification.
The above guidelines are consistent with the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)
(5th edition), and authors should refer to this manual for further
information relative to preparation of manuscripts. Copies of this
manual may be ordered from: The 5th Ed. can be ordered online at
www.apastyle.org or by calling
(800) 374-2721. It is assumed that manuscripts constitute unpublished
material and have not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
Following a check for consistency with APA style, the JARA Editor
sends each manuscript for blind review to three members of the JARA
Editorial Board. For manuscripts accepted for publication, authors
have the opportunity to do a final proofing after the typesetter has
completed preparation of the galleys
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