Manuscript Preparation

Please prepare your paper for Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal (LDCJ) in standard American English. Non-English speaking authors might consider utilizing the support of a professional editing service. We can only consider manuscripts for review that are carefully edited and polished.

Guidelines specified in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (see http://www.apastyle.org) need to be followed. You should prepare your manuscript in Microsoft Word using the LDCJ Template. You can download a sample paper to use as a guide here. Figures and diagrams should be black and white jpg files. Obtaining written permission for materials such as figures, diagrams, tables, and extensive quotes taken directly from another source is the author’s responsibility. You should not assume that material taken from software or downloaded from the Internet may be used without obtaining permission.

Manuscript Upload

Authors must fill out the following form completely and upload their manuscript using the upload button below.

 

Manuscript Review Process

Manuscripts are initially appraised by the first editor-in-chief for conformity to the overall editorial guidelines of LDCJ. Please note that we are not able to consider manuscripts for review unless they fully comply with our submission requirements. If the manuscript is not deemed appropriate for LDCJ, it is returned to the author without further consideration. If it is within the journal's domain but does not meet its requirements for style or quality, the manuscript may be returned to the author for revision before processing can continue. Appropriate manuscripts are sent to two members of our Board of Consulting Editors or to eligible ad hoc reviewers for a blind review. Every effort will be made to provide a turnaround of 10-12 weeks. However, turnaround times may be longer during certain times of the year (e. g. key academic breaks). Upon completion of the external review process, a decision will be made by the first editor-in-chief (“accept as it is”, “accept with minor revisions”, “accept with major revisions”, or “reject”) and the first author will then be notified by email. In all cases, the editors-in-chief reserve the right to make editorial changes that do not materially affect the meaning of the text. Before publication, the authors receive a galley proof for checking, but only errors of typography or fact may be corrected.