Voice and Speech Review (VSR) 

About the VSR

 

The Voice and Speech Review (VSR) is the official publication of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) and is published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). The VSR publishes three issues per year online, two of which are general issues and one of which is typically a themed issue. The entire volume is printed yearly. 

 

We solicit articles and essays that focus on voice and speech topics and training, particularly for the performing arts. The VSR welcomes peer reviewed articles from a broad array of voice-oriented subjects. We also welcome scholarly essays and interviews based on personal experience that are often practical notes from the field, as well as book and other resource reviews. 

 

To see the titles, abstracts, and authors of all articles, click here

 

Free Sample Articles

The VSR is delighted to offer a variety of free sample articles for the general public. 

Free Sample Articles

Access to the VSR

VASTA members enjoy free access to all content; click below. The printed yearly volume is mailed annually to all active VASTA members who elect to receive it. 

 

VASTA Members Access the VSR Here 

VSR Aim and Scope

Voice and Speech Review (VSR) is a scholarly journal focused on voice and speech topics and training, particularly for the performing arts. The journal features writing about cutting-edge theory and practice in arts, communication, and interdisciplinary aspects of voice. The VSR is the only scholarly journal that publishes work about voice and speech training for stage, film, TV, and radio. 

 

VSR Mission and Goal

  • to provide for the continuing professional development of scholars and practitioners in the field through the publication of pragmatic articles outlining useful methods and approaches to a variety of topics and problems in voice and speech training;

  • to foster a scholarly and intellectually rigorous approach within the voice 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 voice profession, the performing arts, and communication;

  • 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; and

  • to promote international perspectives in the training of voice and speech.

Interdisciplinary Focus

Voice and speech training overlaps many other disciplines and practices, so the VSR encourages submissions that examine voice through other lenses. Such topics may include:

  • Linguistics, phonetics
  • Performing arts pedagogy
  • Voice science, speech and voice therapy
  • Acting, performance
  • Singing, opera, musical theatre
  • Public speaking, corporate training
  • Language acquisition, development
  • Stage movement
  • Heightened language, Shakespeare
  • Theatre history and literature 
  • Ethics, diversity, social justice
  • Private studio practice

 

Call for Papers

The VSR is published tri-annually. We publish three catagories of articles: (1) research-based articles that are peer reviewed (2) essays based on practical, real-world experience known as "forum" pieces, (3) and book and media reviews. See the Call for Papers for more details about general submissions, special issue submissions, and submission deadlines. 

Call for Papers

Submissions and Inquiries

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief at vsr.editor@vasta.org. Queries regarding  book and media reviews should be send to the Reviews Editor at vsr.reviews@vasta.org. Contributors need not be members of VASTA to publish. The VSR prides itself on encouraging and supporting new and veteran scholars alike. 

Submission Information

VASTA Benefits through Routledge Press 

In addition to full VSR access, VASTA members also receive several other benefits through Routledge Press, including 30% book orders and digital access to Theatre, Dance and Performance Training (TDPT).

Click here to access the VASTA Member Benefits Website from Routledge. Click here to access TDPT. 

 

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