JARO is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research findings from disciplines related to otolaryngology and communications sciences, including hearing and balance. JARO welcomes submissions describing original experimental research that investigates the mechanisms underlying problems of basic or clinical significance. Clinical case studies, pharmaceutical screens and methods papers are not encouraged unless they include significant new findings as well. Commentaries and reviews are published at the discretion of the editorial board; consult the editor-in-chief before submitting.

Accepted papers are copyedited and rapidly published in Online First before being bundled in an online issue (six per year) with notification to alerts subscribers. Springer deposits all final manuscripts with PubMed Central with a one year embargo. It is also possible to participate in our Open Choice program for full open access privileges on an article-by-article basis. JARO is a member of the Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium (NPRC), an alliance of neuroscience journals that have agreed to share manuscript reviews at the author's request. For information about the Consortium, please visit http://nprc.incf.org/authors/information-for-authors

Why publish with us

  • We are a peer-reviewed journal publishing research findings in disciplines related to otolaryngology and communications sciences, and particularly in the areas of hearing and balance.
  • We welcome submissions describing original experimental research that investigates the mechanisms underlying problems of basic or clinical significance.
  • With a rigorous, constructive, and swift review process, our renowned editorial team offers expert early guidance to authors, and we rapidly disseminate the journal's contents though our social media channels.

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Paul B. Manis
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

3.057 (2020)
Impact factor
2.996 (2020)
Five year impact factor
40 days
Submission to first decision
229 days
Submission to acceptance
120,481 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
1438-7573
Print ISSN
1525-3961
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  22. Reaxys
  23. SCImago
  24. SCOPUS
  25. Science Citation Index
  26. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
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