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 editor and editorial board of the Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal invites your participation in peer review of manuscripts. Individuals with expertise in disability studies and a commitment to social justice are invited to become reviewers for this well-established open source journal.

Please see the 2020 Call for Reviewers full document at https://bit.ly/RDS_Reviewer_UPDATE for further information and how to submit an application.

Applications sent to rdsj@hawaii.edu will be accepted until November 30th, 2020. Questions may be addressed to managing editor Sandra Shitanishi and editor Raphael Raphael at rdsj@hawaii.edu.

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Current Issue

Vol. 16 No. 1 (2020): Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1 Spring 2020

Published: 2020-08-13



Patricia Morrissey
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Supplemental Editorial

Raphael Raphael
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Research Articles and Essays

Theater By The Blind

Elaine Gerber
Abstract 505 | PDF Downloads 15 Word Downloads 1

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The Role of Assistive Technology in Enhancing Disability Arts

Gina Wong
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Creative Works

The Dream: Freud & Szasz In Conversation

Douglas Waxman
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Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts

Dissertation & Abstracts Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1, Spring 2020

Jonathon Erlen, Patricia Morrissey
Abstract 482 | PDF Downloads 6 Word Downloads 1

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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.