The Voice and Speech Review (VSR) is VASTA's scholarly journal. It is edited by VASTA members, and published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. By clicking on the link below, you can see our most recent issue and read some articles for free.
Issues from 2007 to 2011 were published by University Readers.
Issues from 2001-2005 are available from Applause Books. All of our issues from 2001 to the present can also be read online at Taylor & Francis.
VASTA is the only organization that publishes a journal for voice and speech professionals in the performing arts, and the VSR is the first journal of its kind. It features writing about cutting-edge theory and practice in the many aspects of voice and speech work. The VSR is the only scholarly journal that exclusively publishes work about voice and speech training for stage, film, TV and radio.
SUBMISSIONS and PUBLICATION
The VSR is published tri-annually. We publish research-based articles, essays based on practical, real-world experience (known as "forum" pieces) and reviews. Issues are published online first, and current members recieve a bound hard copy of the year's issues before the year's end. The VSR accepts article submissions on a rolling basis.
The VSR is now accepting submissions for the upcoming 2016 issue.
VSR MISSION AND GOALS
- to provide for the continuing professional development of practitioners in the field through the publication of pragmatic articles outlining useful methods and approaches to a variety of problems in voice and speech training;
- to foster a scholarly and intellectually rigorous approach within the profession;
- to provide an outlet for the publication of scholarly research, and to stimulate new research;
- to provide an open forum for discussion of ideas and opinions related to the profession;
- to encourage good vocal hygiene and healthful vocal use through the dissemination of practical, up-to-date, and accurate information;
- to promote communication and collaboration with allied professions and disciplines;
- to promote discussion toward the refinement of professional standards and practices;
- to promote international perspectives in the training of voice and speech
While the VSR has a primary interest in voice and speech for performing artists, voice and speech training overlaps many other disciplines and practices. The VSR therefore encourages submissions that examine voice and speech through other means. Such topics may include:
• Linguistics, Phonetics
• Experiential Education
• Pedagogy and Theories of Learning
• Coaching (even ranging into areas like Life Coaching and Sports/Performance Psychology)
• Corporate Presentation and Leadership Training
• Speech and Voice Therapy, Speech/Language Pathology
• Language Acquisition and Development
• Shakespeare Studies
• Theatre and Drama
• Dramatic Literature
• Movement (and many stage movement disciplines like: Laban, Alexander, Feldenkreis, Suzuki, Viewpoints, Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Stage Combat, etc.)
• Voice Science
• Poetics, Heightened Language, Verse and Scansion
• Theatre History, Theory, Literature
• Theatre Performance Studies