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Opportunity to publish research and practice work on assistive and enabling technologies

Journal of Assistive Technologies (JAT) is issuing a call for papers.


All submissions should be sent via the journal’s online submission system:


Articles will fall into one of the following categories:

  • Peer-reviewed papers (3,000-7,000 words in length)

  • Policy and debate pieces, case studies and project descriptions (c. 2,000 words in length)

  • Book/resource reviews (500-1,500 words in length).

More information on the journal and full guidelines for contributing can be accessed at:


Some of the benefits of publishing with us include:

  • VISIBILITY – your published paper will be read by a wide audience of researchers, practitioners and service providers, allowing you to demonstrate social impact of your work. Content is also included in Scopus (the sole provider for the 2014 REF in the UK).

  • ACCESSIBILITY – all published content is available worldwide via the Emerald Insight platform plus via our partner aggregators.

  • RIGOROUS PEER REVIEW PROCESS – our expert peer reviewers will give you valuable and constructive feedback to help improve your paper.

  • PROMPT PUBLICATION – papers will usually be published within a year of submission. Via our EarlyCite system papers will also be available online for the purposes of citation and usage in advance of print publication.


**About the journal**

JAT debates definitions and concepts and addresses ethics, policy, legislation and issues for day-to-day practice. Articles focus on how people use digital/electronic assistive and enabling technologies, rather than solely on the technology itself, with the aim of raising awareness of available technologies and their uses for a wide and varied readership. The users of such technology could be people with learning disabilities, older people, people undergoing medical treatment or children in schools. The journal does not seek to limit the areas from which it receives submissions, provided that the submitted article describes a use of assistive technology within health, support, care or education.


JAT welcomes the submission of articles from users and researchers of assistive technologies. All articles should have a clear user focus. The target audience of professional practitioners, researchers and academics requires a wide view but the journal’s aim is to enable research to influence practice. Authors are asked to address this issue in their articles.


**Further information**

Any queries or ideas about submissions can be addressed to the editor, Dr Chris Abbott: [email protected]


For further information on this journal please contact the publisher:

Jo Sharrocks, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Tel: +44 (0)1274 785141

[email protected]

Twitter: @EmeraldHSC