Initially the IJDSJ will not be open-access.
If you are an academic please ask your University or College library to subscribe to this journal.
If you do not have access to a university or college library but would like to access this journal, please watch this space. An affordable membership organisation will be announced here. Members will have access to the journal plus additional benefits. We do not want anyone to feel excluded from this organisation. We have devised a fee structure that we believe will enable even those on low incomes to join.
To widen access further, each edition of the journal will be accompanied by a free-to-read, online Digest, which we describe below.
People lead increasingly busy lives. We believe that many readers, inside and outside academia, will value the magazine-style Digest that will be the IJDSJ's companion publication.
The Digest will offer plain English summaries of the articles and book reviews published in the journal. It will also include additional news and features.
Additional features of the Digest will include:
◆ Research News
◆ Law & Policy Updates
◆ Campaign Alerts
◆ Short Book Reviews
◆ Postgraduate Zone
The intended readership of the Digest includes: the general public, disabled people's organisations, disabled adults, children and their families, policy-makers, NGOs, legal advocates and members of the helping professions. Authors will be encouraged and supported to write in styles appropriate to relevant audiences.
The Digest Team will be led by Gerard Quinn. There will be opportunities for PhD researchers to join this team and gain Editorial and publishing experience. The Digest will engage disabled people's organisations, human rights organisations and other relevant civil society actors.