About the Journal

We have been publishing RDS since 2003 and have published  over 500 authors from all over 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 disability studies and people with disabiliti
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The Review of Disability Studies (RDS) is an anonymous peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal that is targeted towards any person interested in disability studies. We are honored to  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. Additionally, as part of our Global Perspective on Disability initiative (by Associate Editors S. Kazemi and H. Karah), we will be publishing two native language submissions in each issue. 

While submissions are not limited to such, we continue to welcome submissions that address the ways in which the current pandemic has impacted our practices, our lives, and the ways in which we collectively conceive of (and experience) disability.


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Current Issue

Vol. 16 No. 2-4 (2020): Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issues 2-4 Summer-Winter 2020

The Review of Disability Studies (RDS) is an anonymous 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.

Published: 2021-01-10

Editorial

About this issue; collective editorial

Raphael Raphael, Sandy Shitanishi
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Disability and Multilingualism

Sona Kazemi, Hemachandran Karah
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Research Articles and Essays

The Longest Blizzard

Cassandra Evans
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Cinema on the Spectrum

Ananya Kapoor
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Activism among college students with disabilities and the move beyond compliance to full inclusion

Brenda K. Smith, Jeff Sheen, Keith Christensen
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Creative Works

Disability Culture 20/20

Steven E. Brown
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Global Perspective on Disability Studies

Against Social Isolation

Zarana Maheshwary
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The Engraved Lighter

Nibel Genc, Zeynep Genc
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two poems / dwa wiersze

Magda Szarota
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Multimedia

Review of Gut Botany by Petra Kuppers. Wayne State University Press (2020)

Maria Teresa Houar
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Notes from the Field

Innovate - PacRim 2021

Sandy Shitanishi
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Dissertation & Abstracts Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal Volume 16, Issue 2-4

Patricia Morrissey, Jonathon Erlen
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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.