NADP Journal – Contributors

Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education

NADP invites contributions from both members and non members for its peer reviewed journal. There are no publication or administration charges for authors.

Papers for  JIPFHE share the common aim of furthering best practice to promote disability equality in post compulsory education. Past papers have focussed on the whole student journey from transition into FE and HE; transition to work; and the experiences of disabled staff).

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Current call for papers: Submission Timeline

Autumn 2022: Call for papers to members and colleagues via JISCMail,  website and Twitter.

Wednesday 1st February 2023: Submission date.

Wednesday 1st March 2023: Articles returned to authors with reviewers’ comments.

Wednesday 31st March 2023: Re-submission date

April 2023: Publication

Current Editor: Marissa Hill

Editorial guidelines

The main audience for JIPFHE is staff who work with disabled people in FE and HE and papers should be of practical use to this constituency as well as enabling readers to gain a deeper theoretical underpinning in critical disability studies upon which to develop their day to day professional work.

JIPFHE has a refereed section which includes peer reviewed papers, and a practitioner-focussed general section.

Contributions from disabled / neurodiverse people about their own experiences of post 14 education and training (in its broadest sense) are very welcome based on the principle of “nothing about us without us”.

Contributions for the peer-reviewed section should reflect ethical participatory / emancipatory research, which involves disabled / neurodiverse participants and results in interventions which improve services for disabled / neurodiverse people in the post 14 (education and training) sector.

Writing your Paper

Articles should be between 2500 and 6500 words, usually around 3,500 to 4.500. You may be asked to reduce the number of words even if your article is less than 6500, if the referees feel that you could express yourself more succinctly.

An abstract of no more than 300 words is required for research based articles (not for reflective pieces about personal experiences).

Ethical guidelines prescribe that research participants should not be identifiable, and confidentiality must be respected. A clear ethics statement is required.

Harvard referencing is required and at least 50% of your references need to be no more than three years old. Please note that if you use automatic referencing, the automatic format should be removed and the references checked to ensure they adhere to Harvard guidelines. A very useful guide to Harvard referencing can be found here: [Accessed 11 October 2019]

Please remove any automatic referencing before you submit the article.

Please submit your paper via the NADP office

The paper will be sent to the editor (who will be a member of the editorial board).

Two referees, nominated by the editor, will review the paper anonymously and return their comments to the editor. The editor will either then contact the author about the outcome or liaise first with the editorial board if there is not sufficient agreement between the reviewers. The outcome will be that the paper is deemed appropriate (usually subject to modifications) or unsuitable for JIPFHE. Refereeing takes time because of the liaison involved so please be patient. You will be given a reasonable timescale to make amendments.