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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 submission 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 submission file has been anonymized and all identifying information about people, organizations, and institutions has been redacted for the peer review process.
  • The text is double-spaced, uses 12-point Times New Roman 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 submission file is either a MS Word (.docx) or .rtf document.
  • Your manuscript does not exceed 40 double-spaced pages (including figures, tables, references and abstract).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Alternative text has been added for all images.
  • The language of the manuscript is readable and accessible to all constituents involved in the presented scholarly query
  • Your paper is consistent with APA style. If you are choosing to use an alternative format, make sure to state that on your cover page and acknowledge the need to convert the paper to APA style if accepted for publication.
  • A separate cover page has been prepared which lists all author information, including contributions to the work, in order of authorship. An Acknowledgements section can also be included here. Please upload it as a supplementary file.
  • All authors have prepared a 500-700 word positionality statement to upload with the manuscript submission. Please upload as a supplementary file.
  • All authors of the study have disclosed conflicts of interest.
  • Your paper includes the following statements at the end: positionality statement, statement of IRB approval, conflict of interest disclosure, and funding report.

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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