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Audiology - Communication Research

versão On-line ISSN 2317-6431

Audiol., Commun. Res. vol.20 no.1 São Paulo jan./mar. 2015 



Eliane Schochat

Kátia de Almeida

We have reached the third year publishing the Audiology - Communication Research (ACR).

So far, we had two years in which our persistent work led to high achievements, among them organizing the magazine, and finalizing all issues before deadlines, without delays.

Publishing a scientific periodic it’s not an easy task; implies dedication and hard work, but, we must confess, it is also enjoyable and rewarding.

It is terrific to be able to read the articles when they arrive, and read them again just before being edited and published. However, not every article can be accepted, and are dismissed for several reasons. Not necessarily for lack in quality, but sometimes the articles do not fit the journal scope, or – and this makes us sorry - the authors decide not to conduct the modifications suggested by the reviewers, and don’t even justify this decision, abandoning the editing process.

We highlight that it is important to answer the reviewers’ remarks, because, sometimes, a simple explanation from the authors might result in continuity of the editing process, and the article may be accepted. What we do not recommend is that the author don’t answer, or don’t meet the suggestions and don’t even try to explain why. To receive constructive critics that could result in the article improvement is excellent.

Finally, before tacking this new issue per se, we would like to leave a message to the reviewers: the work you do is of uttermost importance, reporting back before dead-line is imperative to the punctual publication of this periodic. Thus, we depend on you in order to receive the first impact index from SciELO throughout this next year, and then improve our status as a scientific publication.

In this first issue from 2015, the first two articles regard speech production, one of them is about the impact of SpeechEasy® on the acoustic and motor parameters of speech in individuals with stuttering, and the other is about the impact of disfluency context in temporal organization of consonants.

Following, we present an article on language in which the authors address the relationship between pauses and prosodic constituents in the speech of children with typical language development.

The next couple of articles are from the field of audiology. The first one studies simple temporal order and sound localization and their association to environmental factor and language development. The second article is the study of the auditory pathways maturation in children born small for gestational age.

Finally, the last six articles are on the field of orofacial myofunctional disorders, and three of them addresses cleft palate addressing: the social impact in individuals with associated communication disorders; the evaluation of speech nasality; and oral diadochokinesis in children who underwent surgery and the presence of lisp during speech production.

There is an article concerning the stomatognathic and speech abnormalities in children with Incontinentia pigmenti; an article addresses the clinimetrical properties of the eletromiografical variable “duty factor” for temporalmandibular joint dysfunction; and the last one regards the oral motor control and orofacial functions in individuals with dentofacial anomalies.

Also in this issue, we count on a brief communication that addresses the correlation between symptoms and perceptive-auditory assessment in dysphonic individuals’ voice.

Eliane Schochat
Kátia de Almeida
Editors of Audiology - Communication Research

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