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International Journal on Disability and Human Development

Official journal of the the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

Editorial Board Member: Brooks, Tony / Carmeli, BPT, Eliezer / Caron, MPH, Rosemary M. / Davidson, Philip W / Galil, Ahron / Heller, Tamar / Huff, Marlene B. / Janicki, Matthew P. / Kerr, Mike / Levy, Howard B / Lindström, Bengt / Morad, Mohammed / Omar, Hatim A. / Postolache, Teodor T. / Prasher, Vee / Shek, Daniel T.L. / Sher, Leo / Stratakis, Constantine A

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.164
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.218
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.258

Your Benefits

  • Multidisciplinary approach to disability and human development
  • Newest articles and reviews on an international scientific level
  • Rigorous peer review from internationally recognized reviewers
  • High ranks in journal rankings increasing the prestige of your paper
  • Ahead of print publication

Aims and Scope


The International Journal on Disability and Human Development (IJDHD) is a peer-reviewed journal aimed at the scientific community interested in the broad area of ability, disability and human development. The journal provides an international forum with a holistic approach to the topics it deals with.

Manuscripts will be reviewed from disciplines all over the world. The international Editorial Board is dedicated to producing a high quality scientific journal of interest to researchers and practitioners from many disciplines.


  • Public health issues
  • Health and medicine
  • Health and social policy
  • Service aspects
  • Developmental aspects
  • Epidemiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Family and social issues
  • Quality of life
  • Genetics and all other aspects of human development over the whole age spectrum

Article formats

Review articles, original articles, case reports, short communications, letters to the editor and book reviews

Information on submission process

Type of Publication:


Scholars, policy makers, and practitioners interested in disability and human development issues

Instructions for Authors


You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us

  • High quality manuscript processing through our submission tool
  • Rapid publication times: decision within 3-4 weeks from submission date, max. 2 weeks from acceptance to online publication
  • Free publication of color figures both in online and print editions
  • No page charges
  • Open Access publication option available
  • High quality independent peer-review
  • Ahead of print publication
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • The journal is ranked in SCImago, and has a significant impact per publication
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing activities

Submission process

  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool following the Instructions for Authors
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper
  • If accepted – rapid publication of your paper (ahead of print as well)

Please note

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!


Four issues/year

Content available since 2002 (Volume 1, Issue 1)

ISSN: 1446-9022

International Journal on Disability and Human Development is covered by the following services:

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  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Joav Merrick (Jerusalem, Israel)

Editorial Board
Tony Brooks (Esbjerg, Denmark)
Eli Carmeli (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Philip W. Davidson (Rochester, USA)
Aharon Galil (Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Tamar Heller (Chicago, USA)
Marlene B. Huff (Lexington, USA)
Matthew P. Janicki (Rockport, USA)
Mike Kerr (Cardiff, United Kingdom)
Howard B. Levy (Chicago, USA)
Bengt Lindström (Helsinki, Finland)
Mohammed Morad (Be’er Scheva, Israel)
Hatim A. Omar (Lexington, USA)
Teodor T. Postolache (Baltimore, USA)
Vee P. Prasher( Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Daniel T.L. Shek (Shatin, Hong Kong)
Leo Sher (New York City, USA)
Constantine A. Stratakis (Bethesda, USA)

Editorial Office
Steffi Rudloff
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