ISSN 0379-8046 printed version
ISSN 2225-4765 online version



Basic Information

The South African Journal of Communication Disorders publishes reports and papers concerned with research, and critically evaluative theoretical, philosophical and conceptual issues dealing with aspects of human communication and its disorders, dysphagia, service provision, training and policy.

The abbreviated key title is S. Afr. j. commun. disord. (Online)

The journal publishes one issue a year. Occasionally a 2nd issue is published on a particular theme.

Articles are published online when ready for publication.

Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g. conferences) and when special themes are addressed.


Indexing sources

  • DHET SA List
  • SciELO SA
  • PubMed / MEDLINE
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCO Host
  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • ProQuest



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AOSIS requires journal authors to publish their work in open access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.

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Peer Review

All manuscripts undergo a double–blinded review process.



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