AUDITIO: the renewed Spanish Journal of Audiology

Authors

  • Juan García-Valdecasas Bernal Presidente de la Asociación Española de Audiología

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51445/sja.auditio.vol5.2021.0064

Keywords:

journal, scientific publication, audiology, renew

Abstract

A renewed AUDITIO! World Hearing Day is coming and we couldn't have chosen a better time to welcome the new AUDITIO. After many months of work, AEDA has managed to renew its journal  in a unique way. A team, led by Dr. Raul Sánchez, brand new Editor-in-Chief of the journal, began to work with the aim of renovating, modernizing and adapting the journal to the needs of the 21st century. It may surprise you but AUDITIO is a pioneering journal in audiology as it was designed, by the Fundación Canaria Dr. Barajas in 2001, as a free access electronic journal. I assure you that in 2001 this format was quite a novelty and this fact has marked its existence. The distribution of AUDITIO through the internet among the Spanish-speaking community made it the most widely distributed Audiology journal in the Spanish language and therefore one of the most widely read journals. AUDITIO has always maintained its academic orientation and has successfully fulfilled its goal: the free dissemination of Audiology. So why did it have to be renewed? It was a demand from our associates and a thorn in many of us. So much so that it became a goal of my action program for the legislature of the Presidency in the 2020 elections.

The reason for this demand was clear: its lack of periodicity. In the last five years AUDITIO has suffered ups and downs and a lack of regularity, due to a lower reception of publications. It has not been due to lack of work from its Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Bartolomé, who knew how to surround herself with a great team of reviewers, was able to encourage university students and masterfully handled her contacts with prestigious researchers to maintain the greatest possible regularity. We should all thank her for her effort, dedication and results, but AUDITIO was slowly getting sick and we were unable to detect it and we were unable to find solutions. And in the face of illness, renew or die. It was the cruel reality that AEDA had to face. And after delving into the reasons, we discovered that AUDITIO still had possibilities and we decided to bet on it and mark a turning point. AUDITIO and audiology in Spanish deserve it. Because audiology is one of the disciplines of science with the greatest scientific production and we must base its future development on it. AUDITIO must maintain its unique role, as a means of expression within audiology in the Spanish language.

A key element in the promotion of clinical practice based on scientific evidence and the speaker of knowledge in audiology in the Spanish language where to publish new research, projects, clinical practice guides, conference summaries, etc. An agile, young and dynamic communication medium, adjusted to the highest scientific rigor. AUDITIO is worth it and must have its space in our discipline and our language (the 2nd most widely spoken mother tongue in the world). Today, World Hearing Day, begins a new era for AUDITIO. A journal whose publications will be easily found by readers, a modern journal, according to the needs of authors and readers. For this, we aspire strongly and adopt the Open Journal System (for content management, applications, reviews and production), we register all content with Digital Object Identifiers (DOI), we adapt the journal to FECYT quality standards and adjust the contents for a better indexing of Google Scholar, RedIB, PubMed, WoS, Scielo, etc. A new time, new standards, an objective within the reach of this Board of Directors, an effort by AEDA associates and a brilliant job, catalyzed by its member and editor-in-chief/managing editor of the journal, Raul Sánchez-López. Congratulations to all!

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Published

2021-03-03 — Updated on 2021-05-21

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How to Cite

García-Valdecasas Bernal, J. (2021). AUDITIO: the renewed Spanish Journal of Audiology. Auditio, 5(2), 35–36. https://doi.org/10.51445/sja.auditio.vol5.2021.0064 (Original work published March 3, 2021)

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