JARO is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research findings focused on the auditory and vestibular systems. JARO welcomes submissions describing original experimental research that investigates the mechanisms underlying problems of basic or clinical significance.
Example research areas include: molecular biology, genetics related to hearing and balance mechanisms, biochemistry, cochlear anatomy and physiology, vestibular anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology, middle ear anatomy and modeling, computational central anatomy, behavior and physiology, psychoacoustics in normal and hearing-impaired subjects, and studies of hearing perception in cochlear implant patients. Other topics may be considered; contact the Editor-in-Chief before submitting.
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, from which they are accessible via the Springer Nature website and on PubMed before being bundled in an online issue (six per year), with notifications to subscribers. For the convenience of authors, Springer Nature deposits all final manuscripts with PubMed Central at the time of Online First publication, with a one- year embargo. Alternatively, one may participate in Springer’s Open Choice program for full open access privileges. For authors whose institutions are participating in a new program called Read and Publish (Springer Compact) agreements Springer Nature also provides open access services to help with funding. Such agreements are in place in several European countries (see the link for the current list).