Journal of Learning Disabilities (JLD)

Journal of Learning Disabilities

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Published: 6 times/year
ISSN: 00222194 (print)
ISSN: 15384780 (electronic)


The Journal of Learning Disabilities is internationally recognized as the oldest and most authoritative journal in the area of learning disabilities. The editorial board reflects the international, multidisciplinary nature of JLD, comprising researchers and practitioners in numerous fields, including education, psychology, neurology, medicine, law, and counseling.
JLD provides
  • special series — in-depth coverage of topics or issues in the field, such as mathematics, science, and the LD field as discursive practice
  • feature articles — extensive literature reviews, theoretical papers, and position papers
  • research articles — reports of qualitative and quantitative empirical research
  • intervention articles — overviews of successful interventions
  • reports — nonempirical discussions of practices or issues in the field
  • Forum articles — general discussions of various key issues in the field

Aims & Scope

A multidisciplinary, international publication, JLD presents work and comments related to learning disabilities. Initial consideration of a manuscript depends upon (a) the relevance and usefulness of the content to the readership; (b) how the manuscript compares to other articles dealing with similar content on pertinent variables (e.g., sample size, research design, review of literature); and (c) clarity of writing style; as well as other guidelines.