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Author Guidelines

EEI is now taking online submissions using the registration system. Please login or register for a username and password to submit manuscripts to EEI. If you have any questions, please email


Policy Statement

"Exceptionality Education International" (EEI) is devoted to the analysis and communication of knowledge concerning exceptional students and methods for meeting their educational needs.

Articles considered for publication include:

Original research with practical relevance to the education of students with exceptional needs;
Critical reviews of substantive area(s);
Theoretical position papers;
Descriptions, reviews, or evaluations of innovative instruction, curricula, programs, or models of education for students with exceptionalities;
Historical and philosophical perspectives.

All manuscripts submitted will be considered for publication. An electronic copy (.doc or .docx) should be uploaded using the registration system. Please login or register for a username and password to submit manuscripts to EEI. If you have any questions, please email

Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they are original material and are not being considered for publication elsewhere.

All material submitted for publication MUST conform to the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2009) available from the Order Department, American Psychological Association, PO Box 92984, Washington, DC, USA 20090-2984.

All material submitted to EEI that does not adhere to the APA guidelines will NOT be considered for publication, and will be sent back to the author(s). If this occurs, the author(s) will be expected to address all APA errors and resubmit.

(1) A running head with a maximum of 50 characters (includes letters, punctuation and spaces) should be included at the top of the manuscript.
(2) A header using the first two or three words of the manuscript should be included in the upper right hand corner, five spaces from the page number.
(3) Title of manuscript should be centred on the page. Please remove all names and identifying information from the title page.

All manuscripts should include an abstract of 100-150 words.

Manuscripts should be typed in 12-point font (Times New Roman) and must be double spaced throughout with 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins on all sides. Two spaces should follow punctuation (see APA manual, 6th ed.). Manuscripts are not to exceed 30 pages including quotations, references, tables, figures, and appendices.

Subheadings (using levels outlined in the APA manual) should be used at reasonable intervals to enhance readability of lengthy texts. Pages should be numbered consecutively and all figures must be camera-ready.

Tables should be created using the Table function in Microsoft Word. Tables created using tabs will be sent back to the author for formatting revisions.

Please ensure that all citations included in the body of the manuscript are included in the reference section. All references should be listed alphabetically (refer to APA manual for specifics). Electronic sources should include a DOI (see APA manual, 6th ed. for examples).

Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to reprint or adapt a table or figure or to reprint a quotation of 100 words or more. Authors should write to original author(s) and publisher(s) to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages to use the material in the article and in future editions. Provide copies of all permissions and credit lines obtained.

The complete title of the article and the names of the author(s) should be typed on a separate sheet or in the cover letter to assure anonymity in the review process. The first-named author or the co-author who will be handling correspondence with the editor, clearing galley proofs, and working with the EEI Publications Department should submit a complete address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

It is the responsibility of the author(s) to remove all identifying information from the submitted manuscript.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (.doc or .docx).
  3. When available, the DOIs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
  4. The text is double-spaced; two spaces after punctuation; uses a 12-point font (Times New Roman); employs italics, rather than underlining; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the END of the document, with "place table about here" instructions within the text at appropriate points.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.

Copyright Notice

To the authors of Exceptionality Education International,

Exceptionality Education International obtains and owns the copyright on the content of its journals. To clarify the rights of the author and Exceptionality Education International, and thus ensure the protection of both, Exceptionality Education International requires that a journal author formally assign all rights to Exceptionality Education International before an article is published.

In consideration of the fact that Exceptionality Education International undertakes to publish my article in a forthcoming issue of Exceptionality Education International,

(1) I affirm that neither this manuscript nor any substantially similar manuscript has been published, is in press, or is under consideration elsewhere.

(2) I affirm that I own and have not assigned elsewhere all rights to the above article.

(3) I affirm that I have obtained written permission to use my previously copyrighted material that is included in this article.

(4) I hereby assign and transfer to Exceptionality Education International all rights to the above article, including the right to copyright and the right to grant permission to reprint the article.


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