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Trends in Hearing

2017 Impact Factor: 1.808
2017 Ranking: 15/41 in Otorhinolaryngology | 7/25 in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
Source: Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product; Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE; Indexed in PubMed Central

Editor
Andrew J. Oxenham University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA


eISSN: 23312165 | ISSN: 23312165 | Current volume: 22 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Not Yet Specified

Journal Highlights 

  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.326
  • Indexed In: Clarivate Analytics: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), PubMed: MEDLINE, PubMed
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)
  • Submit here

Trends in Hearing (Trends) is a peer-reviewed open access journal which focusses on to publishing original research and reviews focusing on human hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, auditory implants, and aural rehabilitation. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Submission Information

Submit your manuscript today at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tia.

Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.


Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently 1500 USD.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.


Contact

Please direct any queries to erin.obrien@sagepub.com.

This journal was previously known as Trends in Amplification.

NEW EXPANDED FOCUS! 

2017 Impact Factor: 2.000
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.518

Trends in Hearing is an open access journal completely dedicated to publishing original research and reviews focusing on human hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, auditory implants, and aural rehabilitation. Under its former name, Trends in Amplification, the journal established itself as a forum for concise explorations of all areas of translational hearing research by leaders in the field. Trends in Hearing has now expanded its focus to include original research articles, with the goal of becoming the premier venue for research related to human hearing and hearing loss.

TIH publishes peer-reviewed papers in the following areas of audiology:

• Hearing Aid Technology
• Cochlear Implant Technology
• Assistive Listening Technology
• Clinical and experimental measures of hearing and hearing loss
• Approaches to Aural Rehabilitation
• Audiologic Management of Special Populations: Children and Older Adults
• Hearing Loss and Quality of Life Issues

Each issue continues to be peer reviewed by a newly expanded Editorial Board with experts in the field, ensuring the quality, integrity and timeliness of each issue.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editor-in-Chief
Andrew J. Oxenham, PhD University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
Associate Editors
Michael A. Akeroyd, PhD MRC Institute for Hearing Research, UK
Julie G. Arenberg, PhD University of Washington, Washington, USA
Deniz Baskent, PhD Groningen University, Netherlands
Emily Buss, PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Maria Chait, PhD University College London, UK
Torsten Dau, PhD The Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Jill B. Firszt, PhD Washington University in St Louis, USA
Rene Gifford, PhD Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Christopher John Plack, PhD University of Manchester, UK
Michael A. Stone, PhD University of Manchester, UK
Editorial Board
Nikolas H. Blevins, MD Stanford University, California, USA
Carmen C. Brewer, PhD National Institutes of Health, NIDCD, USA
Monita Chatterjee, PhD Boystown National Research Hospital, Nebraska, USA
Theresa H. Chisolm, PhD University of South Florida Mental Health Institute, Florida, USA
Harvey Dillon, PhD National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, Australia
Wouter A. Dreschler, PhD University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Brent W. Edwards National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, Australia
David R. Friedland, MD, PhD Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA
Johan H. M. Frijns, MD, PhD Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Shigeto Furukawa, PhD NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan
Raymond L. Goldsworthy, PhD, University of Southern California, California, USA
Sophia E. Kramer, PhD VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Enrique A. Lopez-Poveda, PhD University of Salamanca, Spain
Christian Lorenzi, PhD Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
Manuel S. Malmierca, MD, PhD University of Salamanca, Spain
Brian C. J. Moore, PhD University of Cambridge, UK
David R. Moore, PhD Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, USA
Peggy B. Nelson, PhD University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
Seung-Ha Oh, MD, PhD Seoul National University, South Korea
Lina A. J. Reiss, PhD Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon, USA
Sharon A. Sandridge, PhD The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
Sigfrid D. Soli , PhD University of Southern California, California, USA
Susan B. Waltzman, PhD New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA
  • Clarivate Analytics: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • Clarivate Analytics: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • Ovid: Allied and Complementary Medicine Database
  • ProQuest
  • PubMed
  • PubMed: MEDLINE
  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing,
    and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
    formulated by the International Committee of
    Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site
    http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tia to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not
    conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Trends in Hearing will be
    reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original
    work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the
    Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published
    elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of
    any copyright works not owned by you.

    Please Read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here:
    SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT

     

    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. What do we publish?
      3.1 Aims & scope
      3.2 Article types
      3.3 Writing your paper
      3.3.1 Making your article discoverable
      3.3.2 Data Policy
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.3.1 Writing assistance
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      4.7 Clinical Trials
      4.8 Reporting guidelines
      4.9 Research Data
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.1.1 Plagiarism
      5.1.2 Prior publication
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplemental material
      6.4 Reference style
      6.5 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 How to submit your manuscript
      7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      7.3 Information required for completing your submission
      7.4 ORCID
      7.5 Information required for completing your submission
      7.6 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

    1. Open Access

    Trends in Hearing is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is
    made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons
    license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the
    collection of article processing charges, which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each
    manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open
    Access FAQs
    .

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons licence.

    Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    The APC for this journal is $1,500 USD.

    The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.

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    3. What do we publish?

    3.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Trends in Hearing, please ensure you have read the Aims
    & Scope.

    3.2 Article types

    The main article types are Original Research Articles, Review Articles and Perspectives. Other
    types may be permissible on consultation with the Editor-in-Chief.

    Please note, the APC does not change based on word or page count.

    3.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
    further resources.

    3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title,
    keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search
    engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article,
    write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway:
    How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    3.3.2 Trends in Hearing Data Policy

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. The Journal encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations. Authors are required to include a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file, indicating that the data either are available or will be made available upon reasonable request. In making their data available, authors should follow data citation principles. If data cannot be shared, authors are encouraged to contact the journal editorial office for guidance before submission. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare. 

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Trends in Hearing, all
    papers are sent out for review. The cover letter is important. To help the Editor in the
    preliminary evaluation stage, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication in
    Trends in Hearing. The journal’s policy is that manuscripts are first reviewed by members of the
    Editorial Board and, if deemed potentially suitable for the Journal, they are assigned to an
    Associate Editor who will then solicit reviews from at least two expert reviewers. Trends in
    Hearing utilizes a single-blind peer review process in which the reviewers’ names and
    information are withheld from the author. Authors are encouraged to nominate suitable
    reviewers for their manuscript. Manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, whilst
    maintaining rigor and subject to the availability of reviewers. Reviewers make comments to the
    author and recommendations to the Associate Editor, who then makes a recommendation to
    the Editor-in-Chief, who in turn makes the final decision. 

    4.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
    authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed
    to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all
    those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
    analysis or interpretation of data,
    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    (iii) Approved the version to be published,
    (iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public
    responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have
    participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the
    content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the
    individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully
    meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
    does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for
    authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International
    Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines
    for more information on
    authorship.

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    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, or a department chair who provided only general support

    4.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do
    not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors
    must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of
    input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    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.

    4.4 Funding

    Trends in Hearing requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion
    under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE
    Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of
    funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the
    public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Trends in Hearing 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 ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of
    your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists,
    please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.

    4.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical
    Association Declaration of Helsinki
    .

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct,
    Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
    , and all papers
    reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant
    Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure
    that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the
    approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether
    participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in
    the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for
    patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally
    authorized representative. Please do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with
    your article, as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you
    confirm to us, in writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent
    itself should be held by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital
    record. The confirmatory letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics
    committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has
    adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals.
    published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

    4.7 Clinical trials

    Trends in Hearing conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a
    WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a
    condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration
    number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    4.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type
    of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include
    a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should
    be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and metaanalyses
    should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed 
    PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The
    EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

    4.9 Research Data

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research.
    Where relevant, Trends in Hearing encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public
    repository subject to ethical considerations and to include a data accessibility statement in their
    manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit
    the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data
    repository Figshare. 

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 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.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    Trends in Hearing 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 plagiarized
    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.

    5.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE
    journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be
    considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in
    doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
    Publishing Agreement. Trends in Hearing publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons
    licenses
    . The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution NonCommercial
    (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as
    the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you are
    advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder
    mandates, made at the author’s request. 

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats & Manusc

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. Manuscripts should be in a single column,
    double-spaced format.

    Please follow the order outlined below.

    Title page: The first page of the manuscript should be the title page, containing the title of the
    manuscript, the authors and their affiliations, and the contact details for the corresponding
    author.

    Abstract and keywords: The second page of the manuscript should contain the abstract
    followed by the keywords. The abstract should accurately and concisely reflect the content of
    the article, and should be limited to 250 words. Please avoid reference citations and undefined
    abbreviations in the abstract. Between 2 and 5 keywords should accompany the abstract. They
    should not include words in the title and should, if possible, be drawn from the MeSH list of
    Index Medicus and be chosen with a view to useful cross-indexing of the article.

    Main body: Following the title and abstract pages, continue with the main body of the article,
    beginning with an Introduction section. Different levels of headings are encouraged, but no
    numbering should be used (see current articles for guidance). For the first submission, the
    figures and figure captions may be embedded in the main text; however, figures must also
    always be uploaded as separate files (as described below). For revised submissions, limit figure
    captions to the end of the manuscript, and only upload the figures separately.

    References: The list of references should follow the main body of the article.

    Tables: Any tables should follow directly after the references.

    Figure Captions: Please place the numbered figure captions after the Tables. In revised
    manuscripts, this should be the only location of figure captions.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please
    visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.

    6.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images,
    etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the
    article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files,
    which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page. 

    6.4 Reference style

    Trends in Hearing adheres to the APA 6th reference style. Please include the full DOI at the end
    of each reference:

                Adiloğlu K., Kayser H., Baumgärtel R. M., Rennebeck S., Dietz M., Hohmann V. (2015) A
    binaural steering beamformer system for enhancing a moving speech source. Trends in Hearing
    19: 1–13. doi: 10.1177/2331216515618903.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the APA 6th output style here

    6.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript
    formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit
    SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information. 

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Trends in Hearing is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review
    system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tia 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.

    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title,
    keywords and abstract are key to ensuring 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 the SAGE Journal Author
    Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    7.3 Information required for completing your submission

    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.

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
    submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must 
    match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the
    required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files
    (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    7.4 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process
    SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID
    provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every
    other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key
    research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages
    between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process
    of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your
    submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to
    link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do:
    click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically
    updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your
    work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow
    researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other
    publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our
    ORCID homepage to learn more.

    7.5 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
    submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match
    what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed on the manuscript should be the institution
    where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing
    the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At
    this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and
    uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    7.6 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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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
    contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production,
    the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
    Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
    within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
    APC has been received.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the
    production process. Proofs will made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal
    SAGE Edit, or by email to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are
    reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names,
    affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest
    statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this
    stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.

    8.2 Online publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
    publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully
    citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time
    it will be completely free to view and download for all. 

    8.3 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is
    as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help
    you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
    In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich,
    share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact
    with Kudos

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission
    process should be sent to the Trends in Hearing editorial office as follows:

    Email: tia@sagepub.com 

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