Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities and arts, disability rights advocates, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society. (ISSN: 1041-5718; eISSN: 2159-8371)
Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
To ensure the integrity of the anonymous peer-review process, as the author of the document, you have deleted author names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
Instructions: With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file. In Word 2010, anonymization functions can be found under File > Info > Prepare for Sharing. In older versions of Word, they may be found under File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
- To ensure the accessibility of the journal's content, you have included a text description with any images or figures.
- The article follows a correct citation and reference format: APA, ASA, Chicago, or MLA.
- To comply with the terms of the publisher's Crossref membership, Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) must be included with references when they are available. To check for DOIs, you can use the Free DOI Lookup form on the Crossref website. By checking the box, you assert that you have included DOIs where applicable.
ArticlesFull-length manuscripts on research, theory, or reviews of the literature. Keep tables, figures and other images to a minimum; all such material must be accompanied by a brief narrative description. These articles will be sent to appropriate experts for review according to suggested criteria, without identifying the author(s). Suggested length: 8,000-12,000 words, excluding references (with our online format we do have flexibility). Please contact the editors if you have format questions.
Creative WorksThe work submitted should be conscious of disability themes and issues and should adhere to the philosophy of DSQ as expressed in paragraph three of the Statement of Principles. Although DSQ has no restrictions as to school or form, work submitted in this area should exhibit an understanding of conventions of fiction and poetics. Work in this area will be peer reviewed by scholars and writers working with disability in the fields of cultural studies, humanities, and/or creative writing. For a poetry example, see "The Things I Forget". For a short story example, see "Window Offices." Regarding poetry and fiction accepted for publication: By agreeing to publish in DSQ, authors grant DSQ first rights to publication of the work(s) and subsequent archival on the DSQ web site. Rights revert to author upon publication. Length: Varies
Book and Media Reviews
We do not accept unsolicited book and media reviews. Those interested in reviewing should contact the editors. DSQ will begin publishing an annual special issue devoted only to book/media reviews. We anticipate that the DSQ-r issue will run in January of each calendar year. If you are interested in reviewing for that issue (in general, or with a specific text/media in mind) please contact the editors.
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