Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs

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Edited By: David Armstrong

Online ISSN: 1471-3802

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

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Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs is available at low or no cost in over 5,000 institutions in developing countries via the international development charity, INASP, and the UN's Research4Life programmes, which strive to strengthen the availability, access and use of international research information by researchers in developing countries.

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New Editor of JORSEN

Message from David Armstrong, the new Editor

I am delighted to be new Editor of JORSEN. Currently, I am based in Australasia but worked for many years as a specialist teacher and also later as an academic in the UK.
I intend to build on the excellent work of the previous Editor.

Under my editorship, I intend to raise JORSEN’s already high standards and efficiency by:

• prioritising research which is highly-relevant and intellectually rigorous;

• streamlining the review process to enable faster response times for potential authors;

• placing a greater emphasis upon publishing articles with a strong international focus.

High-quality literature reviews of the field of special and inclusive educational field will be given priority because they are often so useful for researchers and for practitioners.

Inclusion of articles which offer insightful perspectives from, for example, psychology, psychiatry, disability studies and social work, as well as those from within the discipline of education, are warmly welcomed: JORSEN is a leading, multi-disciplinary outlet for research in its field.

As part of a renewed, refreshed approach, special issues of JORSEN will address key topics for research, practice and policy: aiming to provoke constructive debate and reflection on these as well as to inform readers.
We hope you enjoy this renewal and find JORSEN to be an indispensable forum for outstanding research.

Best wishes,
Dr David Armstrong

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