Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal aims to promote and publish research and literature related to disability. The areas covered by Journal are comprehensive which includes all type of disabilities and a wide range of topic/themes such as:

• Psychosocial Prospective of Disability

• Disability Assessment

• Disability Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation  

• Disability in Academia

• Disability Research

• Disability and Social Stigma or Exclusion/Discrimination

• Disability in the context of Development

• Disability and Gender

• Disability Legislation

 Journal of Disability Studies is a scientific, scholarly, and multidisciplinary journal so academician or professionals from various fields - disability studies, sociology, social work, psychology, medical anthropology, health and mental health or any other discipline working on the disability have scope to contribute. Journal also considers voice of the persons with disability and their family members of care givers.   

All manuscripts submissions will be screened by the Editors and if found suitable then articles will be reviewed by two peer reviewers which may take cupules of weeks. The contributors will be asked to revise their manuscript based on reviewers’ comments within a specified time. Articles accepted would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Disability Studies must not submitted to any other journal at a time and have not been published or already accepted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts with lacking originality, serious scientific flaws, or absence of significance of message are rejected. We have strict norms and policy for plagiarism. Plagiarism in any form will not be accepted and simply marks withdrawn for any article. Papers cannot be withdrawn after final acceptance.

Journal publishes following types of submissions:

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

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Review Articles

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Short Research Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Viewpoint/Commentaries

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

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Movie Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Literary

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

My Voice

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letters to the Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Publication Frequency

Biannual

June and December Issue

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available for global exchange of knowledge.