Inbox: Suggestions for the Leader As one who recalls ASHA magazine, I offer three requests and a comment. Please list author names when summarizing studies published in ASHA's scholarly journals (e.g., pages 33–35 in the July 2013 issue). Byline the writer of the summary. Failure to identify authors suggests the Leader staff did the intellectual work, ... Inbox
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Inbox: Suggestions for the Leader
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Inbox: Suggestions for the Leader
The ASHA Leader, September 2013, Vol. 18, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.18092013.4
The ASHA Leader, September 2013, Vol. 18, 4. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.18092013.4
As one who recalls ASHA magazine, I offer three requests and a comment.
Please list author names when summarizing studies published in ASHA's scholarly journals (e.g., pages 33–35 in the July 2013 issue). Byline the writer of the summary. Failure to identify authors suggests the Leader staff did the intellectual work, which is not so.
Please use judgment in publishing ads that insult men (e.g., the ad on p. 57 of the July 2013 issue). I can't be insulted, but what about that too-rare, hypothetical 18-year-old male considering a career in speech and hearing. Perhaps the message received by this innocent soul is "Look elsewhere."
Please include the names and duties of the Leader staff on the masthead. Such information appears online, but as an opaque "about" link, and without indication of professional credentials. A disclaimer of warranty is fine, but does not temper the responsibilities of those who produce the publication. If the Leader is not peer-reviewed, that should be made clear.
The new look is definitely "contemporary commercial," rather than "stuffy professional" like JAMA, or "iconoclastic technical" like New Scientist. As are we all, it appears.
Michael R. Chial, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
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