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Author Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in writing for The Hearing Journal (HJ). The publication, its enewsletter, and website ( cover the latest information in clinical practice, research developments, and technology in hearing healthcare, and are forums for the exchange of ideas between you and your colleagues. HJ publishes articles, editorials, reviews, clinically relevant research studies and unusual case reports, practice-management advice, opinion pieces, and essays about everyday practice in hearing healthcare written by professionals in the field.

The Hearing Journal is designed for the busy hearing healthcare professional. Submissions should be clear and concise, and written in an engaging, accessible way so readers can quickly and easily identify the most important points and identify how the information relates to current and future practice. We also welcome accompanying images such as charts and high-resolution photographs, along with explanatory captions. References should be provided for all statistics and statements based on published findings.

Examples of the range of topics:

  • Innovative approaches to identifying and managing hearing loss.
  • The interrelationships between hearing loss and other conditions, such as aging, diabetes, and autism.
  • State-of-the art guidance for navigating complex syndromes that have an audiological component.
  • Advances in understanding the genetics of hearing loss.
  • Advice for negotiating public policy challenges.
  • Tools for running a successful practice.
  • Tips and techniques for putting new technology into practice.
  • Ways to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Updates and commentary on professional issues, including scope of practice, provider relationships, career choices, and education and certification.

The typical lengths of manuscripts published in HJ are:

  • Editorials: 500-550 words.
  • Case reports, essays, and opinion pieces: 800-1,200 words.
  • Articles, reviews, and research studies: 1,000-2,000 words.

Please e-mail all submissions to for consideration, and include the full names, academic degrees and credentials, and affiliations for all authors, as well as the name, address, phone numbers, and e-mail address for the corresponding author. Authors must sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement, state all possible professional conflicts of interest in the manuscript, and acknowledge all sources of funding. For articles written by industry employees, at least one non-industry-affiliated coauthor currently practicing in the field is preferred, and the authors must hold the relevant professional degrees and/or certifications. Product or service-related articles from industry are also welcome and may be submitted to our interactive R & D Blog (, which fosters communication and conversation about hearing healthcare technology—also send those submissions to

All submitted manuscripts must be original contributions that have never before been published—other than as an abstract or a preliminary report—and are not under consideration for publication anywhere else. Accepted submissions must not be published elsewhere in a similar form, in any language, without the consent of Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

You can usually expect to receive a response about the status of your manuscript within two to four weeks from the date of submission. All submissions are subject to review and approval by the Editorial Advisory Board and editorial staff.

Please contact Managing Editor Michelle Hogan at with any questions. We look forward to reading your submissions!