About the Journal

Specialusis ugdymas / Special education
About the Journal

ISSN 2424-3269 (Online)

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Focus and scope. Special Education is an international publication, aiming at supplementing research and practical resources of education and social participation of persons with disabilities. It provides a forum for scientists and practitioners who work with people having disabilities in various spheres and environments of life. Special Education has also a research communication mission: it unites scientists and practitioners from Baltic and other countries who work in the sphere of education and social participation of persons with disabilities. Papers for publishing in this journal undergo expert /peer evaluation and present results of analysis of reflection, empirical research, and practical experiences of educational and social intervention.

Special Education seeks to promote a multidisciplinary approach; it is open for educational, psychological, sociological, medical, managerial, political and other tradition of disability analysis.  Besides, the journal aspires to be trend setting by publishing only seminal papers reflecting the newest developments in research ideas and empirical practical activities. Papers can be published in Lithuanian, English, with extensive summaries in English or Lithuanian. Special Education publishes qualitative papers analysing educational, social, psycho-social and other situations of persons with various disabilities and special educational needs. The analysis of the situation should be based on the newest social and political attitudes and documents. Only ethically irreproachable papers with no discriminatory signs (attitudes, statements, terminology, etc.) towards the persons with disabilities are accepted.

This journal is a registered peer-reviewed scientific journal of Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy.

Publication frequency - two volumes per year.

Languages. The journal accepts articles in Lithuanian and English.

Charges. The journal does not charge article processing charges or submission charges.

Sponsors. From 2016 to 2022 publication is funded by the European Social Fund project Publication and Coordination of Scientific Periodicals (together with Lithuanian Academy of Science, project code Nr. 09.3.3-ESFA-V-711-01-0004).

Indexed in:
Education Research Index (EBSCO publishing) since 2005
Education Research Complete (EBSCO publishing) since 2006
Current Abstracts (EBSCO publishing) since 2006
ERIH-PLUS
TOC Premier (EBSCO publishing) since 2006
MLA International Bibliography (from No. 2/15 2006)
GESIS / Knowledge Base Social Sciences Eastern European Journal list since 2009
GESIS / Knowledge Base Social Sciences Eastern European Journal list since 2009
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Scopus

1.1
2021CiteScore
 
 
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The journal is a participant of Open Archives Initiative. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability.

History. The journal Special Education has been published without interruption since 1998. Since 2019, the journal is published only in electronic form with free access on the internet.

Sponsors. From 2016 the journal of  “Special Education” is supported by European Social Fund Project “Publication and coordination of Scientific Periodicals.” (Nr. 09.3.3-ESFA-V-711-01-0004) (The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences is implementing this project in partnership).