Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Speech Sciences covers experimental aspects that deal with scientific aspects of speech, language and linguistic communication processes. Coverage also includes articles dealing with pathological topics, or articles of an interdisciplinary nature, provided that experimental and linguistic principles underlie the work reported. Experimental approaches are emphasized in order to stimulate the development of new methodologies, of new annotated corpora, of new techniques aiming at fully testing current theories of speech production, perception, as well as phonetic and phonological theories and their interfaces. Special issues are also published, devoted to a specific subject of interest within the fields of speech sciences.


Section Policies


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Special Issue - Corpora Building for Experimental Prosody Research

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The manuscripts submitted to this section should be either a paper or a letter. The opening paper should present one of these three themes: a new idea, a new concept or a new way of connecting current ideas; the discussion of old ideas and theories in the light of new data; a debate of an object of study across distinct theories. All three themes should highlight the possibility for new developments to stimulate scientific debate. The letters should comment on this opening paper by discussing its ideas and proposals. Opening paper and letters, if accepted, will not be necessarily published in the same issue. If not, the letters will be published in the next issue. A debate section editor is designated to ensure this policy.

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Hommage to J. A. Moraes

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Peer Review Process

The Journal of Speech Sciences (JSS) is an open access journal which follows the principles of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), meaning that its readers can freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of any article electronically published in the journal. Contributions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers, though the final decision as to publication is taken by the two editors. The primary language of the Journal is English. Contributions in Portuguese, Spanish and in French are also accepted, provided a 1-page abstract in English be provided. The goal of this policy is to ensure a wide dissemination of quality research written in these three Romance languages.


Publication Frequency

Publication Dates:

Vol.1 Nº 2: July 2012

Vol.2 Nº 2: December 2012


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Editorial Board

Christophe d'ALESSANDRO (LIMSI-CNRS, France)

Kai ALTER (University of Newcastle, UK)

Noam AMIR (University of Tel Aviv, Israel)

Amália ANDRADE (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

Pablo ARANTES (Federal University of minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Luisa BARZAGHI (Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Pier Marco BERTINETTO (Scola Normale Superiore, Italy)

Antonio BONAFONTE (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya , Spain)

Eugene BUDER (The University of Memphis, United States)

Zuleica CAMARGO (Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Nick CAMPBELL (Trinity College, Ireland)

Fred CUMMINS (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Maria Luiza CUNHA LIMA (Federal University of minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Anders ERIKSSON (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Isabel FALÉ (Universidade Aberta, Portugal)

Dafydd GIBBON (University Bielefeld, Germany)

Didier GRANDJEAN (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Mark HASEGAWA-JOHNSON (University of Illinois, United States)

Daniel HIRST (University of Provence, France)

Jacques KOREMAN (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Luciana LUCENTE (State University of Campinas, Brazil)

Hansjörg MIXDORFF (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)

Bernd MÖBIUS (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

João Antônio de MORAES (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Michael O’DELL (University of Tempere, Finland)

Catarina OLIVEIRA (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)


Marc SWERTS (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

António TEIXEIRA (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Maria do Céu VIANA (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

Yi XU (University College London, UK)



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