About the Journal

Since 2003, RDS has published over 500 authors from around the world. One of only a handful of peer-reviewed Disability Studies journals in the world, the Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal (RDS) is a quarterly online, open-access journal that provides an international forum for people with disabilities, academics, professionals, artists and creators from all backgrounds and expertise to express ideas relevant to our understanding of disability.                                                       

 

Current Issue

Vol. 17 No. 2 (2021): Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, Volume 17, Issue 2

The Review of Disability Studies (RDS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that is targeted towards any person interested in disability studies. We have readers and authors from all over the world. We accept submissions in English of a scholarly nature covering a range of disciplines within disability studies as well as creative works expressing ideas in the area of disability. Submit a proposal to be published in the next #RDSJ at https://rdsjournal.org

Published: 2021-07-01

Editorial

Editorial: Lessons Not Lost

Raphael Raphael
Abstract 61 | PDF Downloads 21 WORD Downloads 32

Global Perspectives Editorial

Hemachandran Karah, Sona Kazemi
Abstract 66 | PDF Downloads 14 WORD Downloads 27

Research Articles and Essays

DPO membership has immediate transactional benefits as well as personal impact

Nicole Butcher, Prerana Singh, Nathan Grills, Fairlene Soji
Abstract 913 | PDF Downloads 38 WORD Downloads 31

Creative Works

Poems by Glenn Merrilees

Glenn Merrilees
Abstract 42 | PDF Downloads 14 WORD Downloads 24

Global Perspective on Disability Studies

A Theatre Production by Acid Attack Survivors

Sona Kazemi
Abstract 87 | PDF Downloads 21 WORD Downloads 19

Multimedia

Notes from the Field

Summer 2021 Disability and Diversity Calendar: Calls, Awards, Conferences

Genesis Leong
Abstract 72 | PDF Downloads 40 WORD Downloads 19

Disability Activism and Advocacy Resources: We Can Do This

Pat Morrissey
Abstract 65 | PDF Downloads 12 WORD Downloads 34

Hello from PHAME Academy

Jenny Stadler
Abstract 38 | PDF Downloads 5 WORD Downloads 22

RDS Journal Call for Proposals Special Issue: Disability and Film and Media

Beth A. Haller, Lawrence Carter-Long
Abstract 190 | PDF Downloads 37 WORD Downloads 21

Course Announcement: Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: An Exploration

Hemachandran Karah
Abstract 53 | PDF Downloads 19 WORD Downloads 20

Dissertations and Abstracts

Pat Morrissey
Abstract 59 | PDF Downloads 18 WORD Downloads 21
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The Review of Disability Studies (RDS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal that is targeted towards any person interested in disability studies. We have readers and authors from all over the world. We accept submissions in English of a scholarly nature covering a range of disciplines within disability studies as well as creative works expressing ideas in the area of disability. The RDS journal contains the following sections: 1. Research and Essays; 2. Topical Forums; 3. Creative Works; 4. Global Perspective on Disability Studies; 5. Multi-Media Review; 6. Notes from the Field; 7. Dissertation Abstracts. The journal is published four times a year, and each issue runs approximately 50 pages.