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Editorial Policy

Inclusion is an open submission ejournal. We welcome submission of manuscripts pertaining to the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of life and will review all manuscripts that meet the aims, scope, and style guidelines of the journal. Inclusion is published quarterly in an online-only format, enabling timely dissemination of emerging and promising research, policy, and practices. Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the co-editors, editorial board members, and ad hoc reviewers. The editorial board represents a wide range of perspectives. Manuscripts submitted will undergo a blind peer review. Reviewers' comments, along with an editorial response, are sent to the author and to the reviewers of each manuscript (typically three reviewers per manuscript).

We invite people who wish to serve as guest reviewers of manuscripts to send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the co-editors, along with material indicative of special interests and areas of expertise.

Special topical issues are occasionally published, with specific manuscripts invited as needed. These issues deal in depth with specific topics of current interest. On occasion, guest editors will be invited to assist in the preparation of topical issues. Ideas for topical issues and other editorial correspondence should be sent to the co-editors.

Aims and Scope

Inclusion provides a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of interventions and strategies that support the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, across the life span, in society. Emphasis is placed on emerging research directions and practices that have direct implications for building systems of supports that enhance the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and promote enriched quality of life outcomes. Articles must written to be accessible to an array of audiences interested in promoting the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Preference will be given to original articles that describe promising practices and identify clear implications for the implementation of these practices in society. This may include original research reports, literature reviews, syntheses of research, case studies, policy analyses, program evaluations, position papers, and other manuscripts addressing solutions to barriers common to achieving the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in society. Topics appropriate for the journal include, but are not limited to the following:

  • applied cognitive technologies,
  • positive behavior interventions and supports,
  • community-based supports,
  • educational interventions,
  • employment supports,
  • family supports,
  • organizational change,
  • transition, and
  • community participation.

Manuscripts must have clear and explicit implications for practice and policy in promoting inclusion.

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