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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The manuscript has been anonymized and all identifying information about people, organizations, and institutions has been redacted for the peer review process.
  • The submission file is a MS Word (.docx or .doc) document.
  • A cover page has been prepared as a separate file which lists information for all authors (name, title, affiliation, email, ORCID iD) in order of authorship. The cover page should also include positionality statements, IRB approval, a conflict of interest disclosure, and a funding statement. An Acknowledgements section may be added here as well. Please upload the cover page as a supplementary file.
  • Your manuscript is in APA style, or it is in another common style (MLA, Chicago, etc.) and you have acknowledged on the cover page that you will need to convert it to APA if accepted for publication.
  • The text is double-spaced, uses 11-point Helvetica font, employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses), and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points rather than at the end.
  • The manuscript does not exceed 40 double-spaced pages (including figures, tables, references and abstract).
  • The language of the manuscript is readable and accessible to all constituents involved in the presented scholarly query
  • DOIs or URLs have been provided for all references.
  • Alternative text has been added for all images.
  • All authors have prepared individual positionality statements (up to 100 words each) or composed a shared statement (up to 400 words) and added them to the cover page.

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Critical Study of Communication & Disability accepts the following types of manuscripts:

Original research: Presenting original work where neither the current manuscript nor a version of it has been published elsewhere or is being considered for publication in another journal or book. The editors of this journal encourage publications of case studies and field reports accounting for social, historical, political, economic, and/or psychological contexts as part of this category.

Overview articles: Presenting an original summary and review of the study of a specific topic from a critical perspective and facilitating depth and breadth of a specific topic of interest from historical, social, and political methodological perspectives. The editors encourage Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) studies that are inclusive of qualitative research and not only quantitative research as part of this category.

Book reviews: Presenting a summary and a critical review of a published book.

Tutorials: Offers instruction and explanatory information on using a critical lens to transform curriculum, policy, and/or practice. 

Reflection/Essays: Presenting individual reflective and reflexive reports to interrogate practices and beliefs embedded in curriculum, policy, and/or practice.

See the Information for Authors page for complete submission guidelines.

Note: The editors are open to considering manuscripts that may not be listed above, and encourage you to contact the editorial board members with any questions about manuscripts that are not included in the list.

No matter the type of manuscript presented, the editors are interested in manuscripts that are outside of and/or challenge the positivist epistemological inquiry of communication and disability. Editors are interested in manuscripts that offer depth of understanding at the intersection among communication, communication disability and social, economic, historical, political, ecological and/or psychological contexts and power relationships providing a new epistemic critical inter-professionally based inquiry in relation to communication and society

We reserve the right to reject work that we deem to not follow high ethical standards, even if formal IRB or equivalent ethics committee(s) was obtained.

In the event the journal will cease being published, access to the journal will be preserved through the CLOCKSS preservation network maintained by the Public Knowledge Project.

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