The American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), the primary professional organization for speech pathologists, has asked the McKay School’s Martin Fujiki of the Department of Communication Disorders to serve as an associate editor for one of its top journals in speech, language, and hearing research. Fujiki has accepted the appointment and will begin editing in January 2010 for the journal Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (LSHSS).
The editor of LSHSS is Marilyn A. Nippold from the University of Oregon. As a Fellow of ASHA, Nippold has twice received the Editor’s Award for articles published in ASHA journals. When asked why she invited Fujiki to serve as an associate editor for LSHSS, she said, “Dr. Fujiki is a highly respected scholar who is known for his rigorous research and insightful analyses of children’s language and communication skills. He is known to be a fair, objective, and constructive reviewer. It will be a great honor and a pleasure to work with him on the journal.”
Fujiki has served in the past as an associate editor for two other journals published by ASHA. He will hold this position for LSHSS for three years. “The biggest benefit of these appointments is that I have an opportunity to help shape what gets published,” he remarked.
As an associate editor of LSHSS, Fujiki will oversee the review of manuscripts in the area of social communication. After looking over the reviews, he will decide whether the manuscripts should be accepted or rejected, or whether the author will be asked to revise the manuscript for resubmission and potential publication. Fujiki will then choose which articles to recommend to Nippold for publication.
ASHA, the organization which publishes the journal, is one of the most prominent publishers in the field of speech, language, and hearing pathology. Established in 1925, it now has 135,000 national and international members and affiliates.
11 January 2010