- 2-Year Impact Factor: 2.244
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Trends in Hearing (Trends) is a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing original research and reviews that focus on human hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, auditory implants, and aural rehabilitation. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.
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This journal was previously known as Trends in Amplification.
2017 Impact Factor: 2.768
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.130
Trends in Hearing is an open access journal dedicated to publishing original research and reviews on human hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, and auditory implants. The focus of the journal is on experimental and modeling studies that investigate fundamental and translational questions in hearing science.
TIH publishes peer-reviewed papers in the following areas of hearing science and technology:
- Fundamental and translational studies of human hearing and hearing loss
- Hearing-aid, cochlear-implant, and other implantable technology, as assessed in human experiments
- Hearing loss and quality of life issues
All submissions will be reviewed by members of the Editorial Board and those considered for publication will be peer reviewed by experts in the field, ensuring quality and integrity of all articles in the journal.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
|Andrew J. Oxenham, PhD||University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA|
|Julie G. Arenberg, PhD||Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA|
|Deniz Baskent, PhD||Groningen University, Netherlands|
|Virginia A. Best, PhD||Boston University, MA, 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|
|Lorna F. Halliday, PhD||MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK|
|Brian C. J. Moore, PhD||University of Cambridge, UK|
|Christopher J. Plack, PhD||University of Manchester, UK|
|Daniel M. Rasetshwane, PhD||Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE, USA|
|Michael A. Stone, PhD||University of Manchester, UK|
|Michael A. Akeroyd, PhD||MRC Institute for Hearing Research, UK|
|Nikolas H. Blevins, MD||Stanford University, California, USA|
|Carmen C. Brewer, PhD||National Institutes of Health, NIDCD, USA|
|Emily Buss, PhD||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 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, PhD||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|
|Rene Gifford, PhD||Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA|
|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|
|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|
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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
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- Open Access
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- What do we publish?
3.1 Aims & scope
3.2 Article types
3.3 Writing your paper
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3.3.2 Data Policy
- Editorial policies
4.1 Peer Review Policy
4.3.1 Writing assistance
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
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5.1 Publication ethics
5.1.2 Prior publication
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- 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
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7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
7.3 Information required for completing your submission
7.5 Information required for completing your submission
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8.2 Continuous publication
8.3 Promoting your article
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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
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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 article processing charge (APC) for this journal is currently 2000 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.
Before submitting your manuscript to Trends in Hearing, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
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.
Letters to the Editor are acceptable as long as they follow these guidelines:
A letter to the Editor is a brief communication that either addresses the contents of a published article, or is a correspondence unrelated to a specific article. Its purpose is to make corrections, provide alternative viewpoints, or offer counter arguments. Avoid logical fallacies and ad hominem attacks. Letters to the Editor must be written in a professional tone and include references to support all claims if appropriate.
A letter to the Editor unrelated to a specific article should not exceed 500 words or have more than 3 references. A letter to the Editor pertaining to a recently published article or to be published concurrently with an article within the journal should not exceed 800 words or have more than 5 references. If an abstract is included, it will automatically be made the first paragraph. Letters should not include figures or research material. Letters to the editor are not charged an APC.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
[FOR SINGLE BLIND JOURNALS: 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.]
[FOR DOUBLE BLIND JOURNALS: Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.]
4.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
4.3.2 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the SAGE Research Data policy pages
Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:
- share your research data in a relevant public data repository
- include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
- cite this data in your research
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors torefer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
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.
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.
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 areadvised 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.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. Manuscripts should be in a single column, double-spaced format.
Please follow the order outlined below.
Cover Letter: Please submit a cover letter for your manuscript separately. Cover letters for Trends in Hearing should contain the following:
• An introduction stating the title of the manuscript and the journal to which you are submitting.
• The reason why your study is important and relevant to the journal’s readership or field.
• A statement that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration for publication in any other journal
• A statement that all authors approved the manuscript and its submission to the journal
• Any other details that will encourage the editor to send your manuscript for review.
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 be a single paragraph of text with no subheadings that accurately and concisely reflects the content of the article. It should be limited to 250 words. Please avoid 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: