This new publication has been two years in the planning and we are grateful to everyone who has supported its development.
IJDSJ will contribute to the field of Disability Studies, providing an interesting new outlet for scholars and academic-activists. It will be of interest and use to the broader community of disabled people and their allies, who are working to challenge injustices and build inclusive societies.
The first edition will launch in the Summer of 2021. There will be two editions in 2021 and again in 2022. Thereafter there will be four editions per year.
We understand Disability Studies to include Critical Disability Studies, Ability Studies and Studies in Ableism. We recognise the connections between Disability Studies and allied fields including Deaf Studies, Mad Studies and Critical Autism Studies. We warmly invite authors from all of these fields to submit to and engage with this journal.
The IJDSJ will be interdisciplinary but, given its focus on social justice, we envisage that many contributions will draw upon ideas developed in the broad fields of:
◆ Socio-Legal Studies and Human Rights
◆ Critical Sociologies
◆ Political Science
◆ Social and Public Policy
◆ Radical/Critical Social Work, Health and Psy- Sciences
◆ Inclusive Education
◆ Critical Management/Business Studies
◆ Inclusive Design
This list is indicative only
The IJDSJ will be a ‘traditional’ academic journal, publishing articles of between 7-9,000 words. Guidance for authors will be published on this website in due course, together with our Editorial Policy and Ethical Guidelines. All submissions will be subject to an anonymous peer-review process. The Editorial Executive will aim to provide decisions in a timely manner. The journal will provide clear guidance for reviewers to ensure collegiate and helpful feedback.
Authors will be asked to ensure that their articles are of interest to an international audience and advance knowledge and learning beyond national contexts.