ISSN 2223-9170 printed version
ISSN 2226-7220 online version



Basic Information

African Journal of Disability place emphasis is on all aspects of disability particularity in the developing African context. This includes, amongst others:

  • disability studies as an emerging field of public health enquiry
  • rehabilitation, including vocational and community–based rehabilitation
  • community development and medical issues related to disability and poverty
  • disability–related stigma and discrimination
  • inclusive education
  • legal, policy, human rights and advocacy issues related to disability
  • the role of arts and media in relation to disability
  • disability as part of global Sustainable Development Goals transformation agendas
  • disability and postcolonial issues
  • globalisation and cultural change in relation to disability
  • environmental and climate–related issues linked to disability
  • disability, diversity and intersections of identity
  • disability and the promotion of human development.

It publishes Original Research articles that yield new insight into established human development practices, evaluate new educational techniques and disability research, examine current cultural and social discrimination, and bring serious critical analysis to bear on problems shared across the African continent.

The publication language for Articles, Abstracts, Keywords is English.

The journal publishes 1 volume per year. Articles are published online when they are ready for publication. i.e. continuous publication.

Its key abbreviated title is Afr. j. disabil. (Online)


Indexing Sources

All articles published in the journal are included in:

  • DHET SA List
  • African Index Medicus
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Level 1
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCO Host
  • GALE, CENGAGE Learning
  • ProQuest
  • PubMed Central



Ownership of copyright in terms of the Work remains with the authors.

Unless otherwise stated, all articles published in this journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.


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