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The ambition to do things differently at IJDSJ shines through the review comments and your correspondence. I think that is admirable and should stand as an example for other academic journals. So much of the publishing process, and indeed the way our work as academics is evaluated and reviewed, is discouraging and negative. Having a journal operating by other standards and a different ethos is bound to have a positive impact on disability studies more generally!


This is the website for the International Journal of Disability and Social Justice (IJDSJ). We are a double-anonymous Peer-Review, Diamond Open Access journal, free to read online and with no article processing charges for authors.

Disabled people make up roughly a fifth of the world’s population. As people with different forms of ascribed impairment or functional limitation, they continue to experience exclusion and disadvantage in all parts of the world because of ableism and an array of disabling attitudes, systems, structures and practices. Read the research published in the Journal to find out about these processes of disablement. The Journal always aims to critique, re-imagine and develop new approaches to social justice for disabled people. We are concerned with critiquing injustice and finding ways to build inclusive environments, technologies and societies.
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Our publisher is Pluto Journals, London. Pluto Journals launched in 2009 as an independent and international journal publisher in the social sciences. They pride themselves on producing world-class journals, at the cutting-edge of social science research today. They are part of Pluto Educational Trust (registered charity in the UK). This Trust is a collaborative association of people and organisations who aim to create a more just, more sustainable world through the power of ideas.

ISSN 2732-4036 (Print) ISSN 2732-4044 (Online)  

This journal is sponsored by the International Disability Alliance (IDA).

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Accessibility: we want our journal website to be very accessible. This website has been built using WordPress and is hosted by the IT Service at the University of Leeds. We thank them for their assistance and support. Please contact us at IJDSJcontact@gmail.com if you identify any aspects of this website that require adjustment/improvement. We will strive to make changes as swiftly as possible.

Note on language: the language of disability varies internationally. This community will respect people's preferences for social model ('disabled people', 'disabled children') or person first ('people with disabilities', 'children with disabilities') terms. We use social model language within this website because the current website managers are based in the UK where this is the term preferred by many members of the disability movement.

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