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Guidelines for Authors

JTDS invites authors to submit articles for the formal peer-reviewed Issues section of JTDS of between 5,000 – 8,000 words as well as shorter reviews and essays.

In keeping with our mission, we invite submissions that reflect the broad variety of contexts in which disability studies teaching takes place. We are interested in learning from failures as well as successes in teaching disability studies.

We prefer that submissions utilize APA format but will consider submissions in ASA, Chicago or MLA format in order to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of disability studies. We expect that authors will use the correct citation and reference format in submissions and will follow the accessibility and ethics guidelines below.

Where appropriate, article submissions must have Institutional Review Board approval as required by federal guidelines. Research articles should include discussion of research approach, methodology, and analysis. When possible, research data should be made publicly available and accessible.

We will not consider manuscripts that are under review elsewhere or that have been previously published. We do not accept unsolicited book reviews or essays in the Issues section. We will make every effort to respond to submissions within two months of the submission deadline for the Issues section, and within one month for the Resources and Ideas and Students sections.

All work appearing in the Issues section of JTDS is reviewed by the issue editors and independently and anonymously by two scholars in the field, who provide formative feedback to authors. Authors will receive any comments submitted by reviewers. Editors reserve the right not to publish a particular article.

Written submissions should be formatted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), and submitted in a single file. If submissions include tables or images, they should be inserted in the body of the article. All images must be accompanied by a text description. Fully accessible multimedia presentations will also be considered. Digital Object Identifiers must be included with references when they are available.

For more information, please review our Submission Policies.

Ethics Guidelines

The editors of the Journal of Teaching Disability Studies understand that ethical expectations and practices for publications are not the same everywhere.  The following guidelines are intended to be helpful by making our expectations transparent.  These guidelines have been substantially copied and adapted from the publisher Emerald’s “ethics guidelines.”

Authors submitting works to Journal of Teaching Disability Studies do so on the understanding if it is discovered that these principles have not been adhered to, the journal editors will respond as needed, considering the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines.

During the submission process, you will be asked to confirm that your submission follows ethical and access standards. Please review the Ethics Guidelines and Accessibility Guidelines pages for more information. If you would like assistance in meeting these standards, please reach out to the JTDS managing editor as early as possible.

Style Guide

We will accept submissions in APA, ASA, MLA or Chicago format.  We expect authors to proofread their work and cite sources correctly in the format they have chosen.  We expect that authors will have checked factual accuracy of submissions.  We value accessibility and clarity in writing.

Multimedia and Accessibility Guidelines

You can include multimedia elements in your submissions, including images, videos or audio files. When including images, provide alternate text describing images. These should be a recommended maximum of 125 characters. For other images such as graphs, please include text fully describing these images. Please do not submit multimedia material in Flash as support for this format is being phased out. See the complete Accessibility Guidelines for more information. If you would like assistance in meeting these standards, please reach out to the JTDS managing editor as early as possible at editors.jtds@sps.cuny.edu.

How to Submit

Issues

Submissions should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words and adhere to the accessibility and ethical guidelines detailed above. Final decisions about publication will be at editors’ discretion after peer review.

To submit: To facilitate peer review, remove all identifying characteristics from your submission. Fill out the Article Submission Form to confirm that you have followed all of the above guidelines. Send your submission as a Word document or a zip file which includes your document, images, audio, or video files to editors.jtds@sps.cuny.edu or upload to this online form (Google login required).

The deadline for Issue #1 is January 15, 2019.

Resources & Ideas

Submissions for the Resources & Ideas section can include assignments, syllabi, essays, or other ideas in keeping with the JTDS mission where authors might invite comment. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please allow one month for review. Submissions may be lightly edited and will be published at editors’ discretion.

To submit: Fill out the Resource Submission Form to confirm that you have followed all of the above guidelines. Send your submission as a Word document or a zip file which includes your document, images, audio, or video files to editors.jtds@sps.cuny.edu or upload to this online form (Google login required).

For Students

Submissions for students can include examples of student work that represents excellence and may be at the recommendation of professors.

To submit: Fill out the Student Submission Form to confirm that you have followed all of the above guidelines. Send your submission as a Word document or a zip file which includes your document, images, audio, or video files to editors.jtds@sps.cuny.edu or upload to this online form (Google login required).

Contact Us

If you have questions about the submission process or guidelines, please email editors.jtds@sps.cuny.edu.

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