Editorial Policies

Section Policies


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This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Journal Author Self Archiving Policy

  • An author may self-archive a published PDF version of his/her article on his/her own website and or in his/her institutional repository, provided it is not made publicly available until 12 months after official publication in the journal.
  • He/she may also deposit this version on his/her funder’s or funder’s designated repository at the funder’s request or as a result of a legal obligation, provided it is not made publicly available until 12 months after official publication in the journal.
  • When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following credit line and a link to the final published version of the article.

    The publisher-authenticated version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: https://js.sagamorepub.com/[enter remaining portion of URL].”


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

1. Editorial Board

Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal (LDMJ) is the official journal of the Learning Disability Association (LDA), whose members are recognized experts in the field. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editorial board are provided on the journal’s website.

2. Authors’ and Editors’ Responsibilities

No fees are charged to authors for submissions or inclusion in the journal.

Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and all authors should have significantly contributed to the research. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes and a list of references. As no fee are required, no statement of financial support would be necessary. Authors are forbidden to publish the same research in more than one journal.

3. Peer Review Process

All of the journal’s content is subjected to peer review. The peer review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers who are experts in the field. The journal utilizes a double-blind review process. Reviewers will have no conflict of interest. Reviewers will point out relevant published work that has not yet been cited. Reviewed articles will be treated confidentially.

4. Publication Ethics

The publisher and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately. As soon as is reasonably possible, the journal makes retractions and/or corrections to articles when needed.

5. Copyright and Access

Copyright and licensing information for the journal should be directed to Sagamore-Venture at 3611 N. Staley Road, Ste. B, Champaign, IL 61822 or by email at periodicals@sagamorepub.com. The journal and individual articles are available to readers through Sagamore-Venture’s website or through EBSCO.

6. Archiving

A journal’s plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event a journal is no longer published shall be clearly indicated.

7. Ownership and Management

The journal is owned by LDA and Sagamore-Venture LLC and copyrighted in the name of the Learning Disabilities Association and published by Sagamore-Venture LLC with the assistance of LDA.

8. Publishing Schedule

The journal is published two times per year.