Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Developmental Disabilities Bulletin publishes articles with application to the education, welfare, and understanding of persons with intellectual disability, learning disabilities, and multiple disabilities. Papers considered for publication include research reports, review, theoretical, or position papers that raise pertinent issues to further existing knowledge. In addition, unique program descriptions, case studies, book and electronic media reviews, reports on technical aids, and program or teaching suggestions are welcome for consideration. Special consideration is given to papers presenting new ideas and approaches to developmental and learning disabilities.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts will be acknowledged by the editor upon receipt. Following preliminary editorial review, articles will be sent to 2 reviewers who have expertise in the subject of the article and who will conduct a blind review. The review process may take up to 3 months.


Publication Frequency

Developmental Disabilities Bulletin is typically published twice a year. When there are special topics issues, publication may be more frequent.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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