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 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 disabilities. 

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Current Issue

Vol 15 No 1 (2019): Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, Volume 15, Issue 1

Dive into the Review of Disability Studies Journal's 2019 Spring issue with topics ranging in Disability and Immigrant Mothers in Korea; Math Educators; Ableism Scale; Multimedia Reviews; including announcements for upcoming Disability Studies opportunities. Read more at http://bit.ly/RDSv15i1.

Published: 2019-03-19


“Disability in Popular Horror: A New Trend?”

Raphael Raphael
Abstract 157 | PDF Downloads 11 Word Downloads 3 TXT Downloads 2

Research Articles and Essays

Disability and Educators in Mathematics Schooling Research: A Critical Exploratory Review

Paulo Tan, Rachel Lambert
Abstract 132 | PDF Downloads 6 Word Downloads 2 TXT Downloads 1

The Symbolic Ableism Scale

Carli Friedman, Jessica M Awsumb
Abstract 230 | PDF Downloads 23 Word Downloads 4 TXT Downloads 1


Review of Have Dog Will Travel

Diana Baker
Abstract 75 | PDF Downloads 4 Word Downloads 2 TXT Downloads 2

Notes from the Field

Summer 2019 Editorial Internship Opportunity

Megan Conway
Abstract 221 | PDF Downloads 22 Word Downloads 1 TXT Downloads 2

Disability Studies 2019 Summer Online Courses

Kaiying Lin
Abstract 66 | PDF Downloads 5 Word Downloads 1 TXT Downloads 1

Call for Art Submissions: Disability and Shame Forum

Genesis Leong
Abstract 101 | PDF Downloads 2 Word Downloads 1 TXT Downloads 1
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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. The RDS journal contains the following sections: 1. Research and Essays; 2. Topical Forums; 3. Creative Works; 4. Best Practices; 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.