About the Journal

Consulting Editor
Jack S. Damico
University of Colorado at Boulder, U.S.A.

Martin J. Ball
Bangor University, Wales, and Glyndŵr University, Wales

Co-editors
Elizabeth Spencer
University of Newcastle, Australia

Jamie Azios
Lamar University, U.S.A.

Gitte Rasmussen
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Book Review Editor

Charlotta Plejert
Linköping University, Sweden


The Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders provides a unique forum for qualitative research relating to speech and language disorders, therapeutic and educational interactions, and for research into the contextual issues involved in these interactions. It also includes quantitative studies in the area of social interaction. The journal publishes wide-ranging, well-formulated clinical studies employing ethnographic methods, conversation analysis, grounded theory, case studies, phenomenology, biographical studies, and historical methodology. Research involving systemic functional linguistic theory or relevance theory, systemic and cognitive phonology, and interactional phonetics, is also encouraged. 

The journal fills a gap in the existing market of periodical literature by publishing work that examines social interactions or institutional discourses that relate to clinical and educational populations and contexts. The emphasis is on the areas of communication and socialization but this is seen as encompassing both verbal and non-verbal semiotic systems as well as issues of social roles and interactional dynamics. Research articles and reports are the typical form of presentation in the journal. However, articles focusing on relevant theoretical issues and review articles also have a place. Particularly in a journal with such cross-disciplinary potential, such extended reviews of certain background issues or theories are considered very useful to the readership.

Publication April and August (3 times per year from 2022)
ISSN 2040-5111(print) 
ISSN 2040-512X (online)