With great pleasure and satisfaction I present the first issue of the new edition of the review Audiologia & Foniatria/ Italian Journal of Audiology and Phoniatrics (published by Padova University Press) official organ of the Italian Society of Audiology and Phoniatrics.

The SIAF has always recognized in its Statute the need to have a press organ. The magazine was edited by a prestigious publishing house, CIC, which allowed the publication of a product of the highest quality.

Some non-scientific difficulties forced SIAF to look for a new publishing house in order to continue its publication and and thanks to the efforts of Giovanni Ralli and Alessandro Martini we found in the publishing house Padova University Press (PUP) a new publisher who offered us the opportunity to keep the corporate publishing project alive.

The purpose of this new version of the magazine is to allow the publication of the results of important scientific researches in the audio-phoniatric field, favoring the updating of SIAF members on the most current issues but we have set ourselves the further objective of being able to insert the magazine in the context of the most prestigious bibliometric circuits and international databases, a result that would give to our Society a greater international knowledge.

Alongside two annual issues based on scientific publications of high value since they will be preliminarily evaluated by a group of national and international referees, we have decided to publish an issue per year, in Italian, which reports news on the status of the society and that allow sharing protocols of good management of audio-vestibular and phoniatric pathologies through the reasoned and discussed presentation of national and international guidelines.

SIAF is a scientific society recognized by the Ministry of University and has been the national reference for Audiology for over 50 years and for about 20 years also for Phoniatrics, following the establishment of the School of Specialization in Audiology and Phoniatrics, and I am sure that these initiatives will contribute significantly to corporate development.

Roberto Albera (SIAF President)

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