About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development aims to enhance knowledge in the field of disability and inclusive development, addressing the needs of practitioners in the field (particularly those from developing countries), policymakers, disabled persons’ organizations, and the scientific community. The journal encourages the publication of information that is evidence-based, to improve policy, current knowledge, and program implementation, and will be openly and freely accessible to all readers.

Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development focuses on the following themes, with emphasis on perspectives from developing countries:

  • Community-based rehabilitation
  • Inclusive education
  • Women with disabilities
  • Children and Disabilities
  • Inclusive development
  • Human rights and self-advocacy
  • Role of Disabled Persons’ Organisations (DPOs)
  • Policy and legislation related to disability issues
  • Health-related rehabilitation and outcomes - perspectives from developing countries
  • Assistive devices - perspectives from developing countries
  • Accessibility (including inclusive design)
  • Disability and HIV/AIDS/sexual and reproductive health rights
  • Disability and conflict
  • Disability and emergencies
  • Disability and Culture

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online in 4 issues in a year.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available in PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject-specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. This journal is indexed by Google Scholar, and the previous iteration of the journal (Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal) is in SCOPUS. Content is LOCKSS enabled. The journal is also indexed in CINAHL Systems, USA, and Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, the Netherlands.

Journal Legal Background

The journal was never registered at any time, so there is no specific legal background for it. There is also no owner. The Editor-in-Chief holds the responsibility, with the support of external donors, so one can say it has multiple stakeholders 'owning' it in a loose sense of the term.

Journal Organizational Background

The Publisher and Owner

  • The University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Editorial Board

  • Prof. Solomon Mekonnen, Editor-in-Chief, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Huib Cornielje, Assistant to Editor-in-Chief, Enablement, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Tesfahun Melese, Journal Manager, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Maya Thomas, Editorial Advisor, Independent disability consultant, India
  • Padma Nair, Copyeditor, Independent, India