Journal of Neurodiversity in Higher Education

All issues of ADSHE’s Journal of Neurodiversity in Higher Education are available here – issue 3 just released!

Call for Papers for Issue 5

Papers are invited for consideration for the Journal of Neurodiversity in Higher Education, the refereed journal of the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE).

Papers should synthesise theory and practice around the subject of specialist 1:1 study support in higher education; small group specialist teaching in higher education or formal assessment for SpLDs.  They should give adequate attention to up-to-the-minute theory and may include results of research (which will include methodology) but considerable thought should be given to practical suggestions for development of practice by colleagues in the sector.

For further information contact Karisa Krcmar or

Deadline for submission: 31st December, 2018

Submission Guidelines

All submissions for Journal of Neurodiversity in Higher Education (ADSHE) (JND in HE) need to fulfill the guidelines set out here:

All JND in HE academic papers are peer reviewed and share the common aim of furthering best practice in specialist academic study support and formal assessment.

Papers which focus on any part of the student journey from pre-entry to preparation-for-exit are in keeping with this over-arching theme.

Contributions should reflect ethical participatory/emancipatory research, which involves neurodiverse participants and results in interventions which improve services for neurodiverse students in the higher education sector.

Articles must be original and should not be being considered by another journal when presented.

Ethical guidelines prescribe that research participants should not be identifiable, and confidentiality must be respected.

Language reflecting the social model of disability is expected.

All articles must adhere to the Equality Act 2010 and authors must adhere to BPS code of ethics; available:  Articles must be accompanied by a clear ethics statement that the work adheres to this code and that the institutional employer of the author has given permission.

The main audience for JND in HE (ADSHE) is staff who work with neurodiverse students in HE and the journal should be of practical use to this constituency, with emphasis on practical implications for specialist study support suggestions and/or formal assessment.  It should enable readers to gain a deeper theoretical underpinning in critical neurodiverse studies upon which to develop their day-to-day professional work.  This may include action research (accompanied by theoretical considerations or a review of current evidence resulting in implications for practice).

Authors are responsible for ensuring that they meet copyright regulations with regard to any illustrations, etc. used.

No payment will be made for any submissions.

Intellectual property: JND in HE (ADSHE) and ADSHE will have copyright and ownership of the article that is printed.  No changes will be made without permission from the author(s).   All articles will be free for use for academic and educational purposes provided that full reference is given to author(s) and journal.  Other than this, ADSHE will not use an article without permission of the author.

Submissions will be considered by members of the Editorial Board and by reviewers from ADSHE Regional Groups who will feed back comments to the Editorial Board and final decisions will be made by the Editorial Board.

Papers should be 1,500 – 4,000 words in length (excluding abstract, tables, etc.) with an accompanying abstract of maximum 300 words.

Harvard referencing is compulsory and authors need to ensure references used are as up to date as possible.

All articles must be submitted in Word in screening-reading format with appropriately accessible graphics, etc.

All papers must be submitted, by the deadline stated, to:

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