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Calls for editors for the launch journal, Neurodiversity

8 Dec 2021 7:23 PM | Charlotte Valeur (Administrator)

Call for Editors for the launch journal, Neurodiversity

SAGE and the Institute of Neurodiversity are excited to announce the launch of a new journal, Neurodiversity, due for publication in 2023. We are seeking Editors to lead this launch with a starting date of spring, 2023.

Neurodiversity will be an open access, peer-reviewed journal, focusing on the socio-cultural, philosophical, medical, psychological, ethical, legal, educational, employment, information technology and policy dimensions of neurodiversity in contemporary society and into the future. 

The journal will publish original research, innovative theory articles, debates, meta-analyses, editorials, Test of Time papers and commentaries. It will encompass a practitioner focus highlighting innovative practice developments in clinical, educational and work settings. The aim of the journal will be to bring together the currently siloed work of scholars in neurodiversity and as such will publish interdisciplinary work from medicine, social sciences, humanities, law and the arts. 

Diversity is central to the journal’s ethos and this will be an integral part of the editorial board structure, together with the variety of disciplines, theoretical models, social constructs and research methodologies published. The journal endorses mixed method approaches.

Neurodiversity is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on evaluative research in many areas, including:

  • Neurodiversity and ethics
  • Concepts of Neurodiversity
  • Criticism of current Neurodiversity constructs
  • Identity Politics
  • Intersectionality
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Cultural representations of Neurodiversity
  • Employment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Neurodiversity and the arts
  • The lived experience of Neurodiversity
  • Neurodiversity and the family
  • Mental Health and Neurodiversity
  • Neurodiversity and therapeutic supports
  • Education
  • Neuroscience 
  • Assistive Technology
  • Neurodiversity and the Criminal Justice System

Neurodiversity will be published in association with the Institute of Neurodiversity

We especially encourage applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups in the field of neurodiversity research, such as autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Condition (ADHC) scholars, applicants based in the Global South, applicants who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and other People of Colour. An editorial remuneration is offered.

The Editors will lead the strategic development of the journal in collaboration with the SAGE Publishing team and the Institute of Neurodiversity.  

General responsibilities of the Editors include:

Overseeing the peer review of scholarly submissions via the ScholarOne manuscript submission system – including: 

  • Assessing papers at submission for quality, use of language, and scope, and desk rejecting where appropriate
  • Assigning papers to the Action Editors
  • Inviting reviewers from their networks, where appropriate, or further afield 
  • Making final decisions on all submitted manuscripts 
  • Overseeing or guest editing special issues with invited Guest Editors
  • Working to enhance the journal’s visibility and reputation
  • Actively recruiting authors to contribute to the journal
  • Overseeing the framing of journal editorial policy
  • Overseeing the appointment of other editorial team members, including ensuring members reflect the diversity of the field and key viewpoints within the community
  • Attending virtual Editorial Board Meetings – usually once a year and providing a brief update on progress/activity where necessary
  • Representing the Journal and promoting it when possible, with the support of SAGE

SAGE invites expressions of interest by 28 January, 2022.  

To apply, please send a brief CV and cover email Outline any experience that you have which supports your application. 

All enquiries and expressions of interest should be directed via email to:

Kerry Barner

[Kerry dot Barner at SAGE pub dot co dot UK]