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“Dabilities and Impairments” with an Impact Factor of 6.132  is peer-reviewed biannual interdisciplinary research journal accredited with ISSN (print) 0970 356X &  ISSN (online) 2582-2047 with registration number RN/507028/87. It is indexed in ‘International Institute of Organised Research (I2OR); ‘Guide to Indian Periodical Literature’ and ‘Indian Citation index’.


The journal of “Disabilities and Impairments”  seeks to publish original empirical studies of appropriate length related to any of the  topics given below. Integrative papers based on multi disciplines are particularly encouraged. Review articles, brief reports on empirical research and case studies are also considered.

Blindness, Low-vision, Leprosy Cured persons, Hearing Impairment (deaf and hard of hearing), Loco motor Disability, Dwarfism, Intellectual Disability, Mental Illness, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Chronic Neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease , Specific Learning Disabilities, , Speech and Language disability, Acid Attack victims, Blood disorders such as Thalassemia, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell disease, Multiple Disabilities (more than one of the above specified disabilities), spinal cord injuries, drug abuse & alcoholism, epilepsy, aging, aids, malnutrition, educational problems, environmental hazards, guidance & counselling, women issues, health and well being.

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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be typewritten or prepared on a word processor, with all material double-spaced, on one side of A4-sized paper, with suitably wide margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with page 1, the title page. Tables and figures should be numbered serially. All tables and figures must be referred to in the manuscript. The full length paper, in no case should exceed 12 Pages. The paper can be sent on Email ID’s /

Title Page : It must be include (1) Title of the article; (2) Name(s) and initial(s) of author(s), preferably with first names spelled out; (3) Affiliation(s) of author(s); (4) Footnotes to the contribution title; (5) A short running title of not more than 30 characters; (6) Name, address, telephone and e-mail address of the all authors.

One printout of the paper should to be sent to the Executive Editor, Akshat Publications, T-10 Usha Chambers Ashok Vihar Central Market, Delhi-110052 by speed post or reliable courier along with a declaration that it is your original study and has neither been published anywhere, nor has been submitted for publication else-where. The journal had the copyright of the papers published in it. .


Abstract: An abstract of 100-200 words should follow the title page on a separate sheet along with the key words.

Heading: Headings and sub-headings for different sections of the papers should be clearly indicated.

Quotation: Any direct quotation, regardless of length, must be accompanied by a reference citation with page number.

References: Citations in the text should be indicated with year of publication in parentheses after the  author’s name. where there are two authors, both should be named; with three or more only the first author's name plus "et al." need be given. If more than one article by the same author in the same year is cited, the letters, a, b, etc. should follow the year. The list of references at the end of the paper should include only works mentioned in the text and should be arranged alphabetically by name of first author. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic references rests entirely with the author. .’ In press’ citations must include the name of the journal that has accepted the paper. Title of journals and books should be given in full. For example :

Authored Book: Sen, Anima (1990). Psycho Social Integration of the Handicapped. New Delhi: Mittal Publications.

Chapter in Edited Book: Sen, A.K. (1976). A decade of experimental research in mental retardation in India. In. N.R. Ellis (Ed.) International Review of Research in Mental Retardation. Vol. 8. New York: Academic Press.

Journal Article : Vohra, R.(1987). Institutional service for the mentally retarded children in India. Disabilities and Impairments, 1(1& 2), 91-117.

Tables & Figures: Tables should be kept to the minimum. Photographs & figures should be used only where necessary to clarify important points and should be in JPEG format with high resolution. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet. Make sure that appropriate units are given. Instructions for placing the table should be given in parentheses in the test, e.g. (Table 2 about here).

Statistics: In the text, results of statistical text should be given in the standard format F(1.7-6.23) P<0.01. Similar set to be followed for it and other parametric and non-parametric tests.

Publications: Submitted papers will be reviewed by the referee. Authors are, therefore, requested to prepare their manuscripts in such a way that after detachment of the title page, no clues remain for author identity.

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