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Editing a scientific journal on communication disorders in South Africa: A unique challenge

Brenda Louw
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Vol 41, No 1 | a261 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v41i1.261 | © 2019 Brenda Louw | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 October 2016 | Published: 31 December 1994

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Brenda Louw, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The aim of this article is to describe the challenge of editing a scientific journal in the field of communication disorders in the South African context. An overview of the development of the journal and the current editorial policy is described. The distinctiveness and uniqueness of the journal is highlighted. A discussion of the problems encountered and the challenges posed by the future is supplied. In conclusion the question is posed of whether a scientific publication of this nature is relevant and justifiable. It is concluded that such a publication is indeed important and has the right of existence.


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