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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts submitted should be data based and 30 pages or less in length, including tables and figures; however, in some cases papers that discuss timely issues and trends may be appropriate. Papers that express opinions or describe standard treatment and/or diagnostic procedures, will, in most cases, not be suited to the purposes of the journal. Submission of papers with nontraditional points of view is encouraged. All papers submitted are subject to blind review by experts in the discipline represented in the paper. Papers are evaluated on the basis of the contributions made to the fund of knowledge on learning disabilities.

Viewpoints expressed in articles in Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal represent the views of the authors and in no way reflect the opinions of LDA or the editors.

Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are the original works of the authors, have not been published elsewhere, and are not being considered for publication by another journal. LDA must have exclusive option to publish the manuscript for a period of one year from the date of submission.

Each manuscript must have a cover sheet with the names and affiliations of all authors and the address of the principal author. No other identifying information should be on the manuscript so that it can be eligible for blind review. For each author, a short biography including title, present position, and highest earned degree should be included. An abstract of approximately 200 words must accompany the manuscript. The authors must secure permission to include quoted material of 150 or more words and previously published tables and figures. Prior to final acceptance of articles for publication, clean copies of figures and tables must be submitted to the editor. All images that are submitted must be 300 dpi. Please submit manuscripts through the online submission system on this website. See above for links to log in or create an account; then click "New Submission" and follow the directions. 

Prior to final acceptance of the manuscript, the authors may be asked to make minor or major revisions. However, the editor reserves the right to make minor editorial changes that do not affect the meaning of the paper. Copyrights for all articles published must be assigned to LDA.

The manuscript must be written according to the guidelines of the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

 

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Online Submission Instructions

Fees are not required for submission or publication in Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal (LDMJ). Manuscripts are submitted electronically on this website. Instructions are below.

To submit a manuscript to Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal (LDMJ), the author must (1) have an account on this site and (2) be enrolled as an Author with LDMJ

-If you, the author, have not registered an account with this site, please click “Go to Registration” at the top of this page. Fill in the registration; check the box for “Author: Able to submit items to the journal”. Then click “Register”.

-If you have an account with this site, please click “Go to Login” at the top of the page.

-Once you log in, if you are registered as an Author for LDMJ, you should see the journal’s title and off to the right, “New Submission”. Click this to begin the five-step submission process.

-If you don’t see “New Submission” you will need to enroll as an Author. Enroll as an Author here: http://js.sagamorepub.com/ldmj/user/profile

  • Under “Country” is “Roles;” to the right, click the box for “Author”.
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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed. Each manuscript must have a cover sheet or additional file with the names and affiliations of all authors and the address of the principal author. No identifying information about the author(s) must be on the manuscript, so that it can be eligible for blind review.
 

Copyright Notice

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Journal Publishing Copyright Agreement for Authors

PLEASE REVIEW OUR POLICIES AND THE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT, AND INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS BY CHECKING THE ‘AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS COPYRIGHT NOTICE’ CHECKBOX BELOW.

I understand that by submitting an article to Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, I am granting the copyright to the article submitted for consideration for publication in Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal to the Copyright Owner. If after consideration of the Editor of the Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, the article is not accepted for publication, all copyright covered under this agreement will be automatically returned to the Author(s).

THE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT

Assignment of Copyright


I hereby assign to the Copyright Owner the copyright in the manuscript I am submitting in this online procedure and any tables, illustrations or other material submitted for publication as part of the manuscript in all forms and media (whether now known or later developed), throughout the world, in all languages, for the full term of copyright, effective when the article is accepted for publication.

Reversion of Rights

Articles may sometimes be accepted for publication but later be rejected in the publication process, even in some cases after public posting in “Articles in Press” form, in which case all rights will revert to the Author.

Retention of Rights for Scholarly Purposes

I understand that I retain or am hereby granted the Retained Rights. The Retained Rights include the right to use the Preprint, Accepted Manuscript, and the Published Journal Article for Personal Use and Internal Institutional Use.

All journal material is under a 12 month embargo. Authors who would like to have their articles available as open access should contact Sagamore-Venture for further information.

In the case of the Accepted Manuscript and the Published Journal Article, the Retained Rights exclude Commercial Use, other than use by the author in a subsequent compilation of the author’s works or to extend the Article to book length form or re-use by the author of portions or excerpts in other works.

Published Journal Article: the author may share a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI.

Author Representations

  • The Article I have submitted to the journal for review is original, has been written by the stated author(s) and has not been published elsewhere. 

  • The Article was not submitted for review to another journal while under review by this journal and will not be submitted to any other journal. 

  • The Article contains no libelous or other unlawful statements and does not contain any materials that violate any personal or proprietary rights of any other person or entity.
  • I have obtained written permission from copyright owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and have credited the sources in the Article.
  • If the Article was prepared jointly with other authors, I have informed the co-author(s) of the terms of this Journal Publishing Agreement and that I am signing on their behalf as their agent, and I am authorized to do so.

 

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