Journal of Fluency Disorders (J FLUENCY DISORD)

Publisher: Research Foundation for Communication Disorders; International Fluency Association, Elsevier

Journal description

Now recognized as the only publication devoted specifically to fluency, Journal of Fluency Disorders provides comprehensive coverage of clinical, experimental, and theoretical aspects of stuttering, including the latest remediation techniques. As the Official Journal of the International Fluency Association, the journal features full-length research and clinical reports; methodological, theoretical and philosophical articles; reviews; short communications and much more - all readily accessible and tailored to the needs of the professional. Selected abstracts from Journal of Fluency Disorders are available in Ampersand, the Elsevier Science linguistics newsletter.

Current impact factor: 1.89

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.891
2013 Impact Factor 1.082
2012 Impact Factor 2.226
2011 Impact Factor 4.05
2009 Impact Factor 2.188

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.06
Cited half-life 8.10
Immediacy index 0.86
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.43
Website Journal of Fluency Disorders website
Other titles Journal of fluency disorders (Online)
ISSN 0094-730X
OCLC 38994167
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
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Publications in this journal

  • No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Fluency Disorders

  • No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Journal of Fluency Disorders
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    ABSTRACT: This multiple-baseline across subjects study investigated the effectiveness of video self-modeling (VSM) in reducing stuttering and bringing about improvements in associated self-report measures. Participants' viewing practices and perceptions of the utility of VSM also were explored. Three adult males who had previously completed speech restructuring treatment viewed VSM recordings twice per week for 6 weeks. Weekly speech data, treatment viewing logs, and pre- and post-treatment self-report measures were obtained. An exit interview also was conducted. Two participants showed a decreasing trend in stuttering frequency. All participants appeared to engage in fewer avoidance behaviors and had less expectations to stutter. All participants perceived that, in different ways, the VSM treatment had benefited them and all participants had unique viewing practices. Given the increasing availability and ease in using portable audio-visual technology, VSM appears to offer an economical and clinically useful tool for clients who are motivated to use the technology to recover fluency. Educational Objectives: Readers will be able to describe: (a) the tenets of video-self modeling; (b) the main components of video-self modeling as a fluency recovery treatment as used in this study; and (c) speech and self-report outcomes. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Journal of Fluency Disorders
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    Preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Journal of Fluency Disorders
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    ABSTRACT: This study was set up to further establish the construct validity of the Self-Stigma of Stuttering Scale (4S) by demonstrating its associations with other established scales and replicating its original factor structure and reliability estimates. Web surveys were completed by 354 adults who stutter recruited from Board Certified Specialists in Fluency Disorders, and adult chapters of the National Stuttering Association. Participants completed a series of psychometrically validated scales measuring self-stigma, hope, empowerment, quality of life, social support, anxiety, depression, and self-rated speech disruption. Higher subscale and total stigma scores on the 4S were associated with significantly lower levels of hope, empowerment, quality of life, and social support, and significantly higher levels of anxiety, depression, and self-rated speech disruption. The original factor structure of the 4S was replicated, and reliability estimates of the subscales ranged from adequate to excellent. The findings of this study support the construct validity of the 4S and its use by clinicians and researchers intending to measure the construct of self-stigma in adults who stutter. Educational objectives: Readers should be able to: (a) distinguish between the various components of self-stigma; (b) describe how the various components of the self-stigma model relate to hope, empowerment, quality of life, and social support, self-rated speech disruption, anxiety, and depression; (c) summarize the psychometric properties of the Self-Stigma of Stuttering Scale (4S) in terms of reliability, factor structure, and construct validity; (d) discuss how the 4S could be used in research and clinical practice. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Journal of Fluency Disorders
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    ABSTRACT: The Index of Phonological Complexity and the Word Complexity Measure are two measures of the phonological complexity of a word. Other phonological measures such as phonological neighborhood density have been used to compare stuttered versus fluent words. It appears that in preschoolers who stutter, the length and complexity of the utterance is more influential than the phonetic features of the stuttered word. The present hypothesis was that in school-age children who stutter, stuttered words would be more phonologically complex than fluent words, when the length and complexity of the utterance containing them is comparable. School-age speakers who stutter were hypothesized to differ from those with a concomitant language disorder.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2014 · Journal of Fluency Disorders