Review Process

The Journal of Hearing Science uses double-blind review, which means that the identities of both the reviewer and author are concealed from each other. Manuscripts are evaluated on the basis that they present new insights into the investigated topic, are likely to contribute to research progress, or change clinical practice or thinking about a disorder.

Received manuscripts are first examined by the J Hear Sci editors. Manuscripts of low quality or which contain copied material are promptly rejected. Incomplete packages or manuscripts not prepared in the advised style are sent back to authors without review. Authors are notified with a reference number upon registration of the manuscript at the Editorial Office, and manuscripts are then sent to independent experts for scientific evaluation. We encourage authors to suggest the names of possible reviewers, but we reserve the right to final selection. Evaluation usually takes 1–3 months. Following the positive opinion of the independent reviewers, submitted papers are accepted for publication.

To ensure our policy of double-blind review works effectively, do not include a list of authors and affiliations in the manuscript – you will be asked to list all authorship data when submitting the paper online. Check that the Word-Options-General properties box does not include a user name.
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