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Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities is an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of original research and clinical reports from a variety of fields serving persons with developmental and physical disabilities.

  • Welcomes research and case studies that are of particular clinical relevance or that describe innovative evaluation and intervention techniques.
  • Considers systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and theoretical discussions that contribute to understanding the problems and strengths of persons with developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Encourages authors to preregister empirical studies, replications, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses in a relevant public database and to include such information with their submission to the journal.
  • Covers the fields of psychology, rehabilitation, special education, kinesiology, counseling, social work, psychiatry, nursing, and rehabilitation medicine.

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1.5 (2023)
5-year Journal Impact Factor
1.7 (2023)
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251,348 (2023)

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