Instruction for Authors

The editor of JODYS invites original, scholarly articles and research papers within the aim and scope of the journal, that have not been published previously or submitted elsewhere, and that are not under review for another publication in any medium (e.g. printed journal, conference proceedings, electronic or optical medium) should be submitted to the Editor, Journal of Disability Management and Special Education (JODYS). A declaration by the author(s) that the paper(s) has/have not been sent elsewhere for publication/presentation is also required. Copyright clearance for material used in the article should be obtained by the author(s). It will be assumed that submission of the article to this journal implies that all the foregoing conditions are applicable. All articles and correspondence related to contribution should be addressed to the Editor, JODYS on the following e-mail: / .

Copyright: We follow stringent publication ethics, and plagiarised papers are not published, and are withdrawn at any stage of the publishing process. Plagiarism is not limited to the Results and Discussion sections; it can involve any part of the manuscript, including figures and tables, in which material is copied from another publication without attestation, reference, or permission. The authors are responsible for copyright clearance for any part of the contents of their articles. The opinions expressed in the articles of this journal are those of the authors, and do not reflect the objectives or opinion of RKMVERI, FDMSE.

Peer review: All Contributions submitted will be subjected to peer review.

Format: The whole text manuscript must be typed in double space on one side A4 paper (including references) and should have one-inch margin at three sides and wide margin to the left side of the text. Every page should be numbered correctly including the title page. The article should confirm to APA style. Soft copy of the article should be attached and submitted to the above-mentioned e-mail.

Title page: This should contain the title of the manuscript, the name of the author and at the bottom the address for correspondence including email-ID. The number of authors should not exceed three.

Abstract: The second page should contain an abstract of not more than 150 words, stating the purpose of the study, the methods followed, main findings (with specific data and their statistical significance if possible), and the major conclusions.

Main body of the text: Articles must be concise and usually follow the following word limitations:

  1. Research Papers (2500-3000 words normally, 4000 words in exceptional cases)
  2. Short communication (1000 – 1500 words) on new ideas/new areas work/innovation/ action research/ ongoing investigations/ conference and seminar and work shop outcomes.
  3. Book reviews (1000-1500 words)

Organization of the text:

The general organization of research papers should be as follows:

  1. Introduction should include important review of relevant studies which leads to the need, scope and objectives of the study.
  2. Methodology should include sampling techniques, tool(s)/tool development and details of validation, data collection procedure and scheme of data analysis.
  3. Results and discussion.
  4. Conclusion
  5. Appendices may be used to amplify details where appropriate.

Tables: Tables/figures should be typed at their apt position in the text. There should not be duplication of information by giving tables as well as graphs.

Footnotes: Footnotes to the text should be avoided.

References: References should be indicated in the text by giving the name of author(s) with the year of publication in parentheses. References should be alphabetically listed at the end of the paper. References should also be in tune with APA style.

Processing Fee:

Journal of Disability Management and Special Education (JODYS) charges a nominal fee from the authors of manuscripts which have been accepted. These expenses cover only a part of the web hosting expenses, articles processing and general administrative expenses. An article processing fee of Rs. 1000/- (USD 20 for authors outside India) payable by Demand Draft in favour of “Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University” payable at Coimbatore. The processing fee must be paid prior to publication.