Write for The Volta Review

The Volta Review is a professional, peer-review journal inviting manuscripts devoted to reporting scholarly findings that explore the development of listening and spoken language by individuals with hearing loss. The journal is electronically published two times annually, in the spring and fall.


Access Current Issue

Current issues of The Volta Review as well as fast tracked article are available as a member benefit via IngentaConnect. In order to access current issues, you must be a professional or lifetime member in good standing.

Accessing The Volta Review requires a one time registration on our publishing partner’s platform, IngentaConnect. You will need your member ID in order to register. Please follow these instructions to claim your subscription and start accessing the latest research on listening and spoken language development. (Not sure if you’re a member or need your ID number? Please contact AG Bell’s member services department.)

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Topics of Interest

The Volta Review currently seeks manuscripts reporting empirically based studies focused on practical or conceptual issues that advance knowledge relevant to the communication needs and abilities of people with hearing loss. Group and single-subject designs are acceptable.

Manuscript Style and Submission Requirements

Manuscripts should conform to the conventions specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th ed. with the exceptions and considerations provided here.

A cover letter and one copy of a blinded manuscript and accompanying figures should be submitted electronically to the Managing Editor.

Blinded Peer Review

All manuscripts are subject to blind review by two or more members of the Review Panel. No author-identifying information should appear anywhere other than on the title page of the manuscript. The review process takes three to four months to complete. Reviewers comments are shared with author(s).

Author's Responsibility

All authors must ensure their submission adhere to the journal’s Publication Guidelines. Questions regarding these guidelines may be directed to the Managing Editor.


The Volta Review archives are available for content published between 2006 and 2013. If you are looking for an article published prior to 2006, please contact the journal staff.

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Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tel: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221
Fax: 202-337-8314


Our Mission

Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. 

We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.