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Journal overview

Editor, Professor Michele Moore


Disability & Society
is an international disability studies journal providing a focus for debate about such issues as human rights, discrimination, definitions, policy and practices. It appears against a background of constant change in the ways in which disability is viewed and responded to.

The journal publishes articles that represent a wide range of perspectives including the importance of the voices of disabled people.

Disability & Society invites papers where definitions of disability are acknowledged to be relative and segregated approaches are seen as inadequate and unacceptable - placing greater emphasis on inclusion. Perspectives are also invited which critique ways in which policy intentions may or may not have the desired effects in the everyday lives of disabled people.

Disability scholars engage and identify with other oppressed groups and the journal leads the way in forging new paths for disability studies.


There is an established well-informed international audience for the journal. Authors are expected to consider this wide readership and to exhibit knowledge of previously-published articles when submitting their work for consideration.


Peer Review Policy:
All research articles and Breakthrough Scholar papers submitted for consideration undergo rigorous peer-review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.

Referees are asked to take into account the journal's Aims and Scope, and also to assess suitability of publication in accordance with the journal's editorial and language policies.

Current Issues Review Policy:
Each contribution will be subjected to peer-review by at least two doubly anonymous referees.

Journal Guidelines:
Prospective authors ought to fully consult the journal's 'Instructions for Authors' web page for complete guidance on how to prepare and submit an article for consideration in Disability & Society. To aid authors further, additional information and guidelines are available covering:
Current Issues Section
Breakthrough Scholars Submissions
Points of Interest
Language Policy

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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