“Audiologia & Foniatria-Italian Journal of Audiology and Phoniatrics” (IJAP) publishes original research in the field of otorhinolaryngology, more specifically the intention is to cover topics related to auditory, balance, voice, speech and communication disorders.

The journal publishes original articles, editorials, letters to the Editor and systematic reviews and it is favourably inclined towards works from to multidisciplinary team including otologists, audiologists, speech pathologist, speech therapist and other healthcare practitioners, with the aim to offer a high quality scientific and clinical information.

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.