Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is an international peer-reviewed journal aiming to disseminate innovative, high quality, social research on disability, which enables critical reflection on the position of people with disabilities in different societal contexts.
The journal’s defining characteristic is a focus on the relationship between people with disabilities and their environments. It is multi-disciplinary in scope, incorporating research from a variety of perspectives - such as sociological, historical, cultural studies, health and social policy - which share a commitment to recognising that disability is not a property of the individual person, but something shaped by social relations and structures.
The journal was established by the Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR), an association who actively facilitate the sharing and dissemination of social research on disability in the five Nordic countries.
Read more about the journal here.
SJDR invites contributions to a special issue on Disability Human Rights
Special Collection Editors: Anna Arstein-Kerslake, Inger Marie Lid and Rannveig Traustadóttir
Disability Human Rights is an emerging field this special issue aims to highlight and shape. Disability Human Rights combines critical disability studies and human rights law to identify and analyse human rights issues as they affect disabled persons. Disability Human Rights represents a shift in the focus most common in disability studies as well as within traditional human rights scholarship. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) exemplifies this shift and is a remarkable milestone which profoundly has changed the approach to and understanding of disability and disabled persons internationally.
This special collection celebrates the new field of Disability Human Rights. It welcomes submissions on the broader impact of this new approach, as well as more targeted submissions on particular rights within the CRPD and beyond. The aim of the special collection is to explore the insights and potential of Disability Human Rights in scholarship as well as in policy and practice.
The 15th Anniversary of the entry into force of the CRPD is in May of 2023. This Anniversary will be celebrated at the next research conference of NNDR, the Nordic Network on Disability Research, taking place 10th-12th May 2023, in Reykjavík, Iceland. On this occasion, SJDR aims to highlight the special collection and will, in collaboration with NNDR, host sessions focusing on Disability Human Rights. The SJDR special collection editors encourage interested contributing authors to take part in these sessions.
We are interested, in particular, in submissions from researchers who are using co-production, co-design and other participatory and inclusive methods. We strongly encourage submissions from self-advocates, activists, persons with lived experience of disability, disabled persons, disabled scholars, and others. We also strongly encourage submissions that include collaborations between scholars and the disability communities.
Abstract Submission Information
Please submit your abstracts directly to the editors of the Special Collection via email (see the end of the announcement for email addresses) – with the subject line “SJDR Special Issue”. The word limit for abstracts is 500 words. Based on a review of the submitted abstracts, the editors will invite selected contributors to submit a full manuscript.
Manuscript Submission Information
A guide for authors submitting manuscripts is available at https://www.sjdr.se/about/submissions/
All manuscripts will undergo the journal’s rigorous anonymous peer review. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Call for abstracts: December 15 2022
Response from editors: February 15 2023
Symposium NNDR Iceland: May 2023
Deadline full paper: July 2023
Review Process: July-October
Revisions: November 2023
Publication: February 2024
Papers can address, but are not limited to, the following areas of Disability Human Rights:
Inclusion (society, education, work, …)
Supported Decision Making
Please contact the Guest Editors if you have any questions.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts by email.
Posted on 06 Oct 2022
Today, July 1st 2022, we are happy to announce the name of the new Editor-in-Chief of the Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research (SJDR). Professor Leslie Swartz, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University assumes the chief editor’s responsibilities after Professor Inger Marie Lid.
Professor Swartz is an honored and highly recognized scholar. He has contributed to the Disability Research field both through his many academic studies and publications, and through his works as a novelist. His latest novel How I Lost My Mother: A Story of Life, Care and Dying has recently been put on the longlist for the 2022 Sunday Times Literary Awards.
Professor Swartz is the first Editor-in-Chief of the SJDR from a non-Nordic country. His appointment reflects that the journal no longer is a periodical reporting only Nordic research. Professor Swartz has been clear that the journal will continue to increase its reflections of global perspectives on disability under his leadership, particularly perspectives from the Global South. The Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR), who formally appoints the Editor-in-Chief, share these ambitions and wishes the new Editor-in-Chief the best of luck!
Since the SJDR’s transition to an Open Access journal hosted by Stockholm University Press, the journal has had an increased rate of high-quality submissions from scholars around the world. We owe much of this positive development to our editorial team, and it is with the utmost gratefulness we now thank Professor Inger Marie Lid for her services to the journal. Professor Lid took over as Editor-in-Chief in June 2019 and has led the journal through the special circumstances created by the Covid pandemic. Under her leadership, the journal has published a large number of well-written and well-edited papers. The journal has also improved its administrative routines and its economy thanks to Professor Lid’s efforts. In her work, Professor Lid has had the fortune of excellent help and assistance from her co-editors, and we would like to take this chance to express our thanks to two editors who have left their positions this last year: Professor Janice McLaughlin, Newcastle University, and Associate Professor Hisayo Katsui have both worked tirelessly to develop the journal, particularly through the above mentioned transitions to Open Access publishing, and through several special issues of the journal. On behalf of the board of the NNDR, I express our thanks and gratitude for all this splendid work.
Trondheim, July 1st 2022
President of the NNDR
Posted on 01 Jul 2022
Posted on 29 Apr 2021