Society for

American Sign Language

Society for American Sign Language Journal (SASLJ) is an open access peer-reviewed journal. The bi-yearly publication of SASLJ provides a platform that imparts and shares knowledge that is socially conscious and sensitive towards promoting ASL as a human language. Linguistic principles are valued for understanding the signed language’s aesthetics and role in literacy development, learning, and use. The journal strives towards the validation and expansion of linguistic accessibility. SASLJ's scope and forum include theory, policy, and practice considerations, as well as addressing how an alternative language modality fulfills the needs and well-being of all citizens in society. 

Specifically, SASLJ is comprised of high quality scholarly work, empirical and theoretical research papers, as well as those of case and descriptive studies, literature reviews, and book and performance reviews that address the signed language and related fields. 

The journal is published by the Society for American Sign Language and serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate, and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research in the United States and Canada.

Interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts to the editor via e-mail at Please indicate the name of the journal (Society for ASL Journal) in the cover letter during submission via e-mail.  

Manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted will be hosted online. 

SASLJ is inviting papers for Vol. 2, No. 2. The online publication date is on Fall/Winter 2018. Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018. 

SASLJ website provides further information about the journal and authors' guidelines for manuscript submission at

If you wish to become a member of this organization or want further information, please go to   

If you have questions about the journal, please do not hesitate to contact Jody Cripps at

Call for Papers

SASL Journal

​Volume 2, Number 2