The Keystater is the official publications of the Pennsylvania
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA). The Keystater
is published four times per year.
The Keystater is an encompassing magazine promoting longer
articles and information covering many different diverse topics.
The editorial staff of the Keystater are interested in
hearing from PSHA's professional members, student members, and anyone
in audiology, hard-of-hearing/deaf education, speech/language pathology,
or any related fields.
Submission of articles, manuscripts, reports, and letters to the
editor is encouraged. The editor also welcomes suggestions for coverage.
Members and nonmembers are encouraged to fax, e-mail or mail information
about upcoming workshops, members in the news, honors/awards, committee
reports and other material of interest. The editorial staff reserves
the right to edit submissions for length and clarity.
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Call for Submissions - Deadline, July 15, 2012
The PSHA JOURNAL is an annual electronic peer-reviewed publication of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The revival of the PSHA Journal complements the aims of PSHA as (a) a means to broaden the nature of the services PSHA provides to PSHA members, (b) an outlet to showcase information about clinical education, clinical practices, and responses to professional issues, particularly as relevant to Pennsylvania, (c) a means to distribute scholarship in its diverse forms and to facilitate access to appropriate publication outlets, and (d) a tool to advance the information that will assist PSHA members in their quest to best address the clinical needs of individuals with communication disorders across professional roles and responsibilities.
The PSHA JOURNAL accepts manuscripts for review that reflect diverse scholarly work. Manuscripts that reflect these scholarly orientations are welcome:
Basic Scholarship: Basic Scholarship includes those articles that expand our information base with respect to normal and non-normal communication processes, as well as normal and non-normal processes in the communication mechanism. Articles that illustrate this variation of scholarship are data-based studies (with quantitative and/or qualitative data) that, while not necessarily experimental in nature, may seek to confirm or disconfirm specific theoretical assertions.
Conceptual Scholarship: Conceptual Scholarship includes those articles that present and/or expand upon theoretical considerations, as well as those articles that conceptualize “older” ideas and/or data into “newer” perspectives. Articles that illustrate this variation of scholarship include theoretical discussions and debates, state of the art reviews of literature, meta-analyses of extensive corpora of data, and/or discussions and debates of salient professional issues and directions.
Applied Scholarship: Applied Scholarship includes those articles that present and address clinical and professional issues, typically with data-based studies as their focus. Data may be quantitative and/or qualitative in nature, and studies may be experimental and/or descriptive in nature. The results of applied scholarship often have clear implications for and applications to current issues. This scholarship may also consist of series of studies that build upon a theme.
Instructional Scholarship: Instructional Scholarship includes a diverse assortment of articles that aim to improve our approaches to and materials and methods for instruction. Because our disciplines have clinical practice at their heart, instructional scholarship also includes articles that aim to improve clinical service delivery across work sites, work duties, and clinical populations. Instructional scholarship also includes reports of innovative clinical education and professional development models.
In addition to these variations of scholarly orientations, the PSHA JOURNAL welcomes for review any other content the PSHA Executive Board deems important to advance our disciplines and/or to serve our membership. Articles from student authors or co-authors are particularly welcomed for consideration.
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The current version of the PSHA Journal can be found in the Members Center. Click here to login and access the December 2012 PSHA Journal.
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