Image from the cover: March 2009.

Image: Frog amphibian papilla stained for myosin VI (green) and otoferlin (red) - Quiñones et al., 2012

Image from the Cover: August 2015.

Image from the Cover: February 2013.

Image from the Cover: June 2013

Image: Anuran inner ear structures from Xenopus laevis, Rana pipiens, Eleutherodactylus limbatus - Mason et al., 2015

Image from the Cover: June 2015.

Image from the Cover: August 2012.

Image from the Cover: February 2018.

Image: Utricular otoconia from wild-type mice - Boyle et al., 2021.

Image: Temporal bone whole-mount from a PLP/CreERT::ROSA26-LacZ mouse - Gómez-Casati et al., 2010.

Image: Isolated guinea pig OHC - Hallworth et al., 2007

Image from the Cover: June 2009.

Image from the Cover: December 2009.


Impact Factor


5-year IF


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Welcome to the Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology!

JARO is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research topics in relation to the content of the Annual ARO Mid-Winter Meeting with a focus on the auditory and vestibular systems.


There is opportunity for the ARO community to determine how their data will be shared and how they wish to access data, perhaps through an ARO-supported mechanism. We understand that while there may not be an ideal common approach for all research areas within otolaryngology, there is an exciting opportunity for creating a resource(s) to promote the core science, diversity, integrity, collaboration, and education values of ARO.


JARO is the official journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO). As such, JARO shares similar principles and core values as ARO, by promoting rigorous science, embracing diversity, inspiring integrity, encouraging collaboration, and supporting education. JARO is a peer-reviewed journal that aims at publishing research topics presented at the Annual ARO Mid-Winter Meeting, 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 of research areas include (but are not only restricted to): molecular biology, genetics related to hearing and balance mechanisms, biochemistry, cochlear anatomy and physiology, opto- and chemo-genetics, vestibular anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology, middle ear anatomy and modeling, mechanotransduction, computational central anatomy, behavior and physiology, psychoacoustics in normal and hearing-impaired subjects, and studies of hearing perception in cochlear implant patients. 


Journal Impact Factor

The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) is a journal-level metric calculated from data indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. It should be used with careful attention to the many factors that influence citation rates, such as the volume of publication and citations characteristics of the subject area and type of journal. The Journal Impact Factor can complement expert opinion and informed peer review. In the case of academic evaluation for tenure, it is inappropriate to use a journal-level metric as a proxy measure for individual researchers, institutions, or articles.

Journal Impact Factor Trend 2022


Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

The Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) is the average Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI) of citable items (articles & reviews) published by a journal over a recent three year period. The average JCI in a category is 1. Journals with a JCI of 1.5 have 50% more citation impact than the average in that category. It may be used alongside other metrics to help you evaluate journals.


Total Citations: 2,828

The total number of times that a journal has been cited by all journals included in the database in the JCR year. Citations to journals listed in JCR are compiled annually from the JCR years combined database, regardless of which JCR edition lists the journal.


Citation Distribution

The Citation Distribution shows the frequency with which items published in the year or two years prior were cited in the JCR data year (i.e., the component of the calculation of the JIF). The graph has similar functionality as the JIF Trend graph, including hover-over data descriptions for each data point, and an interactive legend where each data element's legend can be used as a toggle. You can view Articles, Reviews, or Non-Citable (other) items to the JIF numerator.


The data included in this tile summarizes the items published in the journal in the JCR data year and in the previous two years. For example, in the 2020 JCR data, released in June 2021, the Open Access (OA) data show the publication model (Gold OA or subscription) of materials published in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and citations in 2020 to these items. This three-year set of published items is used to provide descriptive analysis of the content and community of the journal.