Welcome to the electronic International
Journal of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation (IJDCR). The
journal publishes original contributions in applied areas related
to the field of disability, on both regional and global levels.
The overall purpose of the IJDCR is twofold. Firstly, the journal hopes to build a robust research base of critical enquiry at the crossroads of disability, community and rehabilitation, examining of a broad variety of issues in which disability theories and experience are addressed critically.
Secondly, the journal will encourage the exchange of knowledge and foundational ideas among the world's regions.
The journal's emphasis is on research related to key issues affecting community living, employment, public policy and other issues, authoritative and practical position papers offering new directions and intervention approaches and service delivery models.
All interested in issues at the intersection of disability, community and rehabilitation. Included are researchers, professionals, consumer leaders and graduate students.
The IJDCR is the Journal of Choice for...
* Individual subscribers interested in international and regional perspectives;
* the Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (CARP);
* other world and regional organizations in discussion
Invitation to Authors
Authors are invited to submit articles using non-labelling language, and following the style of presentation described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 3rd edition, 1983.
Submissions and inquiries may be sent to The Editor.
Research Article Submissions
To ensure quality of IJDCR content, all contributions are screened for relevance. Relevant contributions are sent for peer review, using double blind method where both contributor's and reviewer's identities are anonymous. Feedback from reviewers is given to contributors along with advice on what will be required for the contribution to be published.
Research articles are typically limited to 3,500 - 4,000 words, not including tables or references.
Articles will be sent to a minimum of two reviewers for blind review.
Articles must be submitted electronically to The Editor, at email@example.com.
Brief Research Reports
The IJDCR will, on occasion, publish Brief Research Reports of up to 750 words. The content should reflect work or activities that may be novel for a particular country, but that is essentially confirmatory of prior research.
Book reviews should cover several topics:
(a) an overview of the purpose of the book and the span of its content, the number of chapters, etc.;
(b) the main arguments advanced in the book, and the kinds of evidence these are based on;
(c) a critical commentary on the arguments and evidence (referring to a "critical reflection" on their meaning and implications);
(d) a summary paragraph stating your conclusion about the book, who the readers might be, etc.
Review can run in the range of 250 to 400 words.
Book reviews are generally assigned by the Editor, however queries are welcomed by The Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Field
The IJDCR responds to the observation that the human service field is full of complexities and contradiction that include multi-layered perspectives on 'good practice'. The field has always struggled with the underlying 'values' that guide the actions and thoughts about disability, families, communities, social institutions and civil society.
This section publishes professional or personal accounts of experiences in practice (the field) that have life or program-shaping influences. We invite you to submit your stories or reports to "From the Field." It would be helpful to find a title that catches the reader's interest and you may also wish to pose questions back to the reader inviting their views on your experience. The content should focus on what it is about your experience that invites 'good practice' and how this differs from typical responses to people with disabilities. Articles submitted to this section may be peer reviewed but at a minimum are reviewed by the editors.
The length of such submissions should be limited to 1,000 to 1,500 words.
From time to time, IJDCR editors invite articles that critically analyze the body of knowledge pertinent to our field of inquiry. This implies a wide range of topics and issues with broad implication for lives of people with disabilities. Authors are invited for the breadth of their experience and noted analytic insights.
The desire for such commentary lies in the observation that our thoughts and practices languish in the absence of critical perspectives that are challenging and that promote innovation. The intent is that such articles help us to re-imagine a better future.
Typical articles will be limited to 5,000 words or less.
To submit your article electronically, create your article in your word processing program. Then, save the article as either Rich Text Format (.rtf), or as a MS Word (.doc), and name it with the title of the article, omitting articles such as the, a, an, etc.. Please do not use unnecessary formatting in your document, such as numbered bullets or listing features, and do not use footnote/endnote features.
What to include with a submission:
* The email address and, if applicable, the URL of the author's homepage
* A short bio of the author, including URLs of the author's project or university department
* If possible, a photo of the author in .gif format
* Authors are asked to select up to 10 (ten) keywords for each article submitted
* Any other logos or images that accompany the copy of the article
* Authors are asked to check all linked sources just prior to submission to ensure accuracy
* If possible, please link your footnotes with anchors
We like to see footnotes and bibliographic references in APA
style. For guidance on how to cite electronic sources, go to
http://www.apastyle.org/elecmedia.html This site will tell you, for
example, that an APA reference to an electronic journal would
look like this:
Fine, M., & Kurdek, L. A. (1993). Reflections on determining
authorship credit and authorship order on faculty-student collaborations.
American Psychologist, 48, 1141-1147. Retrieved June 7, 1999,