• About IJSE

    Frequency: Semi-annual
    p-ISSN: 0827-3383 e-ISSN: 1917-7844
    Publisher: SPED sp.z o.o.

    Dear Authors,

    Thank you for your effort and interest in submission of your research results to the International Journal of Special Education.

    The IJSE offers a wide range of multi-disciplinary topics regarding education and services for individuals with disabilities. This international peer-reviewed journal is published in English. 

    The IJSE  is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the reader 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.

  • Due to the numerous notifications from you, we would like to inform you that some websites use our ISSN number which is a great abuse. We confirm the owner of the ISSN is Sped sp. z o.o. and you verify this here https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/1917-7844
    Please, beware of the websites which impersonate IJSE.

  • Aim & Scope

    The International Journal of Special Education offers a wide range of professionals a peer-reviewed international forum for original papers in special education. Research papers, as well as, theoretical and review articles are sought from all over the world.

    We encourage Authors to submit their results of the research, historical and philosophical reviews in addition to evidence-based data on the effectiveness of innovative approaches in special education.

    Publishing process

    Submission: Since July 2021 the only possibility to submit the paper to our Journal is by the online system, which you can find in Submissions section.

    The publication fee: 250 USD after final paper acceptance by the Editor Publishing process time: Due to the great interest in publishing in the IJSE and numerous submissions, the waiting time for the first decision to accept the paper to the editing process, takes approximately 2 weeks, and then the editorial activities may be longer than 5 months.

    After online submission, please, follow your OJS profile to check your paper status.

  • History

    The Journal has over 35 years of history.


    2020 - till today

    Journal published by SPED sp.z o.o.

    Editor-in-chief: Prof. Małgorzata Sekułowicz


    1984 - 2020

    Journal published by Centre for Human Development and Research (Vancouver BC) and International Association of Special Education

    Editor-in-chief: Dr. Marg Csapo

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    2022 Impact Factor: 0.3

    Polish Ministry of Education and Science: 70 pts

    • dr. Csapo
    • Dr. Marg Csapo

      The founder of the International Journal of Special Education, Dr. Marg Csapo, was a distinguished psychologist and an expert who had a profound impact on the world of special education of children. As a visionary, Dr. Marg Csapo embraced the words of John F. Kennedy “All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.