Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs

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Online ISSN: 1471-3802

Associated Title(s): British Journal of Special Education, Support for Learning


Aims and Scope

Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs (JORSEN) is an established online forum for the dissemination of international research on special educational needs.  JORSEN aims to:

  • Publish original research, literature reviews and theoretical papers on meeting special educational needs

  • Create an international forum for researchers to reflect on, and share ideas regarding, issues of particular importance to them such as methodology, research design and ethical issues

  • Reach a wide multi-disciplinary national and international audience through online publication

Authors are invited to submit reports of original research, reviews of research and scholarly papers on methodology, research design and ethical issues.

Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs will provide essential reading for those working in the special educational needs field wherever that work takes place around the world.  It will be of particular interest to those working in:

  • Research

  • Teaching and learning support

  • Policymaking

  • Administration and supervision

  • Educational psychology

  • Advocacy 

Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Academic OneFile (GALE Cengage)
  • ArticleFirst (OCLC)
  • ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Australian Education Index/EdResearch Online (Australian Council for Educational Research)
  • British Education Index (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies (EBSCO Publishing)
  • ChildData (National Children's Bureau)
  • Education Research Complete (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Educational Administration Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Electronic Collections Online (OCLC)
  • ERA: Educational Research Abstracts Online (T&F)
  • ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (CSC)
  • Excellence in Research for Australia (Australian Research Council)
  • Family & Society Studies Worldwide (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Family Studies Abstracts (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Periodical Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Central (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Central: Professional Edition (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Education Journals (ProQuest)
  • PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts (APA)
  • Research into Higher Education Abstracts (T&F)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Social Work Abstracts (NASW Press)
  • Studies on Women & Gender Abstracts (T&F)
  • TOC Premier (EBSCO Publishing)