Child Language Teaching and Therapy
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Child Language Teaching and Therapy

2015 Impact Factor: 1.093
2015 Ranking: 50/179 in Linguistics | 18/39 in Education, Special
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editors
Judy Clegg University of Sheffield, UK
Victoria Joffe City University, London, UK

eISSN: 14770865| ISSN: 02656590|Current volume: 32|Current issue: 2 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

"An important resource for anyone who works with or is interested in children's language difficulties." The Times Higher Education Supplement

Child Language Teaching and Therapy is an international peer reviewed journal which aims to be the leading inter-disciplinary journal in the field of intervention for and management of children’s speech, language and communication needs. The journal publishes original research and review articles of high practical relevance and which emphasise inter-disciplinary collaboration. Papers with a focus on written language will be considered if there is clear relevance for spoken language and for intervention.

Child Language Teaching and Therapy publishes regular special issues on specific subject areas and commissions keynote reviews of significant topics. The readership of the journal consists of academics and practitioners across the disciplines of education, speech and language therapy, psychology and linguistics. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Electronic Access:

Child Language Teaching and Therapy is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://clt.sagepub.com

Child Language Teaching and Therapy is an international peer reviewed journal which aims to be the leading inter-disciplinary journal in the field of intervention for and management of children’s speech, language and communication needs. The journal publishes original research and review articles of high practical relevance and which emphasise inter-disciplinary collaboration. Papers with a focus on written language will be considered if there is clear relevance for spoken language and for intervention.

Child Language Teaching and Therapy publishes regular special issues on specific subject areas and commissions keynote reviews of significant topics. The readership of the journal consists of academics and practitioners across the disciplines of education, speech and language therapy, psychology and linguistics.

Book Review Editor
John Parrott Surrey, UK
Editorial Board
Barbara Bernhardt University of British Columbia, Canada
Catherine Carroll Institute of Education, University College London, UK
Julie Dockrell Institute of Education
Susan Ebbels Moor House School, UK
Sue Ellis University of Strathclyde, UK
Joan Forbes University of Aberdeen, UK
Professor Gail Gillon University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Yvonne Griffiths Institute of Education, UK
Mary Hartshorne I CAN, UK
Natalie Hasson London, UK
Barbara Hodson Wichita State University, USA
Deborah James Northumbria University, UK
Laura Justice The Ohio State University, USA
Thomas Klee University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. James Law Newcastle University, UK
Suze Leitão Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Laurence Leonard Purdue University, USA
Merle Mahon University College London, UK
Jackie Marsh University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Karla McGregor University of Iowa, USA
Sharynne McLeod Charles Sturt University, Australia
Ulrika Nettelbladt Lund University, Sweden
Ciara O'Toole University College Cork, Ireland
Manabu Oi Kanazawa University, Japan
Soyeong Pae Hallym University, South Korea
Michelle Pascoe University of Cape Town, South Africa
Kate Ripley Educational Psychologist
Alessandra Sansavini University of Bologna, Italy
Martine M. Smith Trinity College, Ireland
Judith Stoep Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Stephanie Stokes University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Jodi Tommerdahl University of Texas in Arlington, USA
Teresa Ukrainetz University of Wyoming
Hans van Balkom Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Pat Van Slyke National-Louis University, USA
Maggie Vance University of Sheffield, UK
Anita M Y Wong The University of Hong Kong, China
Yvonne Wren University of Bristol, UK
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.1.1 Plagiarism
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice
    6. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    7. Other conventions
    8. Acknowledgments
      8.1 Funding acknowledgement
    9. Permissions
    10. Manuscript style
      10.1 File types
      10.2 Journal style
      10.3 Reference style
      10.4 Manuscript preparation
      10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      10.4.5 English language editing services
    11. After acceptance
      11.1 Proofs
      11.2 E-Prints and complimentary copies
      11.3 SAGE production
    12. Further information

    Child Language Teaching and Therapy is an international peer reviewed journal which aims to be the leading inter-disciplinary journal in the field of intervention for and management of childrens speech, language and communication needs.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    All articles submitted for publication will be fully peer-reviewed.
    Child Language Teaching and Therapyoperates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within (eg) 6-8 weeks of submission.

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    2. Article types

    Child Language Teaching and Therapy is an international peer reviewed journal which aims to be the leading inter-disciplinary journal in the field of intervention for and management of childrens speech, language and communication needs. The journal publishes original research and review articles of high practical relevance and which emphasise inter-disciplinary collaboration. Papers with a focus on written language will be considered if there is clear relevance for spoken language and for intervention. Child Language Teaching and Therapy publishes regular special issues on specific subject areas and commissions keynote reviews of significant topics. The readership of the journal consists of academics and practitioners across the disciplines of education, speech and language therapy, psychology and linguistics.
    Where possible and appropriate, authors should supply sufficient information to enable replication of investigations. Lack of statistically significant results, or difficulty in drawing clear conclusions, will not necessarily rule out publication of interesting contributions.
    The Journal considers the following kinds of article for publication:

    1. Research Reports, describing new experimental findings;
    (a) Full papers
    (b) Short reports requiring rapid dissemination

    2. Review Articles. The Editors wish to encourage submission of review papers that address appropriate issues within the field. ,

    3. Book Reviews. A list of up-to-date books for review is available from the Journal's Book Review Editor:

    John Parrot, Education Consultant,
    29 Franklands Drive,
    Addlestone,
    Surrey, KT15 1EG.
    johnsparrott@aol.com

    Book reviews
    While book reviews will normally be commissioned by editors, offers to review recent publications will also be welcome. All reviews should include a full specification of book details, e.g. Inside Language. Vivian J. Cook. London: Arnold, 320p. 40 HB, 14.99 PB, ISBN: 0 340 69270 7 HB, 0 340 60761 0 PB.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

     

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Child Language Teaching and Therapy and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Full papers are generally restricted to between 5,000 and 6,000 words, including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, biographical statement, etc.). This is in line with the SAGE publishing guidelines. Papers in excess of 6,000 words will not be sent for review. Please contact the editors if you need to discuss the word length of the article you intend to submit.
    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Child Language Teaching and Therapy is hosted on SAGETrack, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cltt to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    Any questions should be directed to either of the journal editors: Maggie Vance (m.vance@sheffield.ac.uk) or Judy Clegg (j.clegg@sheffield.ac.uk)

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    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is a exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    5.1 SAGE Choice
    If you wish your article to be freely available online immediately upon publication (as some funding bodies now require), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer reviewing procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. For further information, please visit SAGE Choice.

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    6. Declaration of conflicting interests                  

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. It is the policy of Child Language Teaching and Therapy to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
    Please include any declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgements and prior to the references, under a heading ‘Conflict of Interest Statement’. If no declaration is made the following will be printed under this heading in your article: ‘None Declared’. Alternatively, you may wish to state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

    Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article to assist the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Conflict of Interest statement provided in the article.

    For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    8. Acknowledgements                                                         
    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    8.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Child Language Teaching and Therapy additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement in the form of a sentence as follows, with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets:

    This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxx].

    Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by semi-colon, with “and” before the final funder. Thus:

    This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

    In some cases, research is not funded by a specific project grant, but rather from the block grant and other resources available to a university, college or other research institution. Where no specific funding has been provided for the research we ask that corresponding authors use the following sentence:

    This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Please include this information under a separate heading entitled “Funding” directly after any other Acknowledgements prior to your “Declaration of Conflicting Interests” (if applicable), any Notes and your References.

    For more information on the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers, please visit: http://www.rin.ac.uk/funders-acknowledgement

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    9. Permissions
    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    10. Manuscript style

    10.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF files are also accepted. Please do not submit PDF files as the editors can then not modify these to remove author details and therefore ensure the manuscript is anonymous. If you do wish to submit a PDF file then please remove any identifying information. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork [and supplemental files] below.

    10.2 Journal Style
    Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    10.3 Reference Style
    Child Language Teaching and Therapy operates a SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    10.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. SI units should be used throughout the text.

    10.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring that readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGEs Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGEs Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    Numbers below 10 should be written out in the text unless used in conjunction with units (e.g. three apples, 4 kg). Full points (not commas) should be used for decimals. For numbers less than one, a nought should be inserted before the decimal point. Use spaces (not commas) within numbers (e.g. 10 000, 0.125 275).

    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    The journal may be able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    10.4.5 English Language Editing
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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    11. After acceptance           

    11.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    11.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints . We additionally provide the corresponding author with a complimentary copy of the print issue in which the article appears up to a maximum of 5 copies for onward supply by the corresponding author to co-authors.

    11.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication ( http://online.sagepub.com/ ). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Child Language Teaching and Therapy with SAGE.

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    12. Further information

    Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Dr Judy Clegg and Dr Maggie Vance
    Department of Human Communication Sciences
    University of Sheffield
    31 Claremont Crescent
    Sheffield S102TA
    UK
    j.clegg@sheffield.ac.uk
    m.vance@sheffield.ac.uk

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