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Deaf Studies Digital Journal
Call for Submissions: Issue No. 7
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The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its seventh issue. This issue has no specific theme and is open to all categories relevant to our journal.
Deaf Studies Digital Journal is the world’s first peer-reviewed multilingual and multimodal digital journal in sign language and written text that is dedicated to advancing evidence-based research and creative and critical output of work in and about sign languages and its communities. This is accomplished in the forms of scholarly video articles, original works of signed literature and arts, as well as interviews, reviews, commentary, and historical resources.
This issue accepts two types of submissions: original scholarship and communication.
Original scholarship and its sub-categories can be:
Humanities • Sign Language • Education • Community • Policy
Other sub-categories will be considered as long as they are relevant to the theme; please contact DSDJ’s managing editor, Brianna Keogh, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the topic of interest.
We are also seeking contributions for the Communication Section. This section is to share thoughts, reflections, and ideas about the issue’s area of interest or relevant current events. Please contact us for more details; note that this section has more flexibility in terms of formatting and timeline compared with the original research section.
Commentary • Reviews of Scholarly publications
Submission Process and Deadlines for Original Research
Authors are encouraged to submit original research in ASL via video. If you prefer to submit your paper in English, the content must be translated into sign language for the peer-review process. Other sign languages are welcomed as long as the submission is accompanied by International Sign in a video and an English outline.
To submit an article, send a statement of interest and materials, following the required details listed below. This is part of a three-step process: 1) proposal, 2) draft video with English outlines and its accompanied materials (e.g. media, tables, appendixes), and 3) a final video production that must be accompanied by English text. Please visit URL for full details on the submission process.
DSDJ is a unique journal that requires additional effort compared to the traditional format, which is text-based. The multiple-step process is designed to reduce the likelihood of re-doing the professional video production during the process.
Proposal Process (Statement of Interest and Materials)
A written document consisting of:
Video abstract in ASL or in International Signs [up to seven minutes] Include:
Submit all items at one time to email@example.com. Once a proposal is submitted, the DSDJ editor will review it. When and if approved (within 10 business days), the author(s) will receive detailed instructions about the next steps, which includes a full draft of the proposed paper, a peer review, and the final submission prior to publication.
Deadlines for Original Research
We aim to publish Issue No. 7 in November 2021 and will need a final draft by September 2021. We are now accepting rolling applications until that time frame with a longer than normal time period to submit your proposals. We are taking into consideration that the COVID-19 pandemic may impact this timeline. We encourage you to follow the timeline to the best of your ability.
Visit our submission guideline page here
Learn more about the general publication process and what to expect here
For any and all questions, contact Managing Editor Brianna Keogh at firstname.lastname@example.org
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