The Journal of Special Education (JSE)

Editors: Bob Algozzine, PhD, and Fred Spooner, PhD
Managing Editor: Ya-yu Lo, PhD
Published: 4 times/year
ISSN: 0022-4669 (print)
ISSN: 1538-4764 (electronic)

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For almost four decades, professionals have relied on The Journal of Special Education (JSE) for timely, sound research in the area of special education. JSE provides research articles and scholarly reviews by expert authors in all subspecialities of special education for individuals with disabilities ranging from mild to severe.
JSE publishes
  • traditional, ethnographic, and single-subject research
  • intervention studies such as parent-delivered intervention and instruction in reading comprehension
  • integrative reviews on timely issues, for example, "Response to Instruction," and "5 years of OSEP-sponsored intervention research"
  • critical commentaries on issues such as state policies on assessment participation and accommodations, special education teacher preparation
  • special thematic issues, for example, "What is special about special education?"

JSE is the sixth-ranked journal in total citations in the Special Education category in the 2004 JCR Social Science Edition of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor for 2004 was .902.

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Special Education (JSE) is the official journal of the Division for Research (DR) of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). JSE is a multidisciplinary publication presenting primary research and scholarly reviews related to special education. The goal of this journal is to add to current scholarship and provide a sense of emerging directions in the field. Manuscripts initially are screened for (a) appropriateness of content for JSE, (b) adherence to guidelines specified in the APA publication manual, (c) readability of text, and (d) explicit statement of implications for the practice of special education.