Instructions for Authors

The Special Education is an international publication that seeks to supplement the scientific and practical resources for the education and social participation. It provides a forum for researchers and practitioners working in a wide range of fields and settings.

The journal also carries out a scientific communication mission: it brings together researchers and practitioners from the Baltic States and other countries working in the field of education and social participation. The journal publishes articles that have been positively evaluated by experts and present the results of an analysis of theoretical thinking, empirical research, and practical experience of educational and social intervention.

The aim of the journal is to disseminate original, scientific, theoretical or applied research in the field of Engineering and allied fields, to dispense a platform for publishing results and research with a strong empirical component, to aqueduct the significant gap between research and practice by promoting the publication of original, novel, industry-relevant research, to seek original and unpublished research papers based on theoretical or experimental works for the publication globally, to publish original, theoretical and practical advances in basic and advanced theories of special education, social psychology, educational psychology, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities and developmental disabilities, rehabilitation, special education design and organization, adapted teaching areas and resources, special education curriculum, instructional strategies, social and cultural integration of the student etc.

Papers for the regular issues of the journal can be submitted, round the year, electronically at After the final acceptance of the paper, based upon the detailed review process, the paper will immediately be published online. However, assignment of the paper to an specific Volume / Issue (see archive) of the Journal will be taken up by the Editorial Board later; and the author will be intimated accordingly. For Theme Based Special Issues, time bound Special Call for Papers will be announced and the same will be applicable for that specific issue only.

Submission of a paper implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis) and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The submission should be approved by all the authors of the paper. If a paper is finally accepted, the authorities, where the work had been carried out, shall be responsible for not publishing the work elsewhere in the same form. Paper, once submitted for consideration in Special Education, cannot be withdrawn unless the same is finally rejected.

Author(s) be sure that:

  1. Plagiarism Check: Good quality plagiarism software/ tool (Turnitin / iThenticate) will be used to check similarity that would not be more than 20% including reference section. In the case of exclusion of references, it should be less than 5%.
  2. Quality Check: All submitted paper should be cutting edge, result oriented, original paper and under the scope of the journal that should belong to the engineering and technology area. In the paper title, there should not be word ‘Overview/brief/ Introduction, Review, Case study/ Study, Survey, Approach, Comparative, Analysis, Comparative Investigation, Investigation’.
  3. Paper Submission Criteria: : Any one author cannot submit more than 05 papers for the same volume/issue.
  4. Review Criteria: This journal uses double-blind review process, which means that both the reviewer (s) and author (s) identities concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. All submitted manuscripts are reviewed by three reviewer one from India and rest two from overseas. There should be proper comments of the reviewers for the purpose of acceptance/ rejection. There should be minimum 01 to 02 week time window for it.
  5. eCopyright: All authors will submit ecopyright to the Special Education.
  6. Template: All accepted papers should be formatted as per Journal Template. Be sure that Each author profile (min 100 word) along with photo should be included in the final paper/camera ready submission. It is be sure that contents of the paper are fine and satisfactory. Author (s) can make rectification in the final paper but after the final submission to the journal, rectification is not possible. In the formatted paper, volume no/ issue no will be in the right top corner of the paper. In the case of failure, the papers will be declined from the database of journal and publishing house.
  7. Updation in the Paper: Please be sure that
    1. Each author profile along with photo (min 100 word) has been included in the final paper.
    2. Final paper is prepared as per journal the template.
    3. Contents of the paper are fine and satisfactory. Author (s) can make rectification in the final paper but after the final submission to the journal, rectification is not possible.
  8. Copyright Property: After the publication, conference proceeding will be property of publishing house and journal.
  9. Publication Fee: Journal is free. Journal will not take any kind of fee/processing fee/handling fee/review fee.
  10. Required Time for Endorsement: It will take minimum 01 to 02 weeks.

Manuscript Submission
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full text papers including abstract, keywords, introduction, methodology, result description, tables, figures and references. Full text papers (.doc, .pdf) may send by e-mail at