Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Special Populations (JSP) is a multidisciplinary medium for peer-reviewed articles on groups who may be disadvantaged, vulnerable, or underserved in criminal justice, social service, and mental health settings. Such groups may include individuals with autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, Huntington’s disease, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, neurodevelopmental disorders, and serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Prone to involvement in clinical and forensic settings, individuals with these disorders may present with intellectual and learning disabilities characterized by impairments in cognitive processing, attention, and short- and long-term memory. These special populations may possess more needs, fewer abilities, and a denser history of placements in foster care and institutionalization (e.g., hospitals, treatment, reformatories, and prisons) relative to traditional clients. Within this broad framework, the mission of JSP is to present innovative research and informative reviews in an accessible and adoptable format for practitioners and professionals. Published biannually, articles that emphasize criminal justice, social service, and mental health implications for special populations will be prioritized. Unless otherwise noted, JSP publications will be peer-reviewed by two or more independent reviewers with relevant expertise.

 

Disclaimer. The content may or may not reflect the views of the editor and publisher and the editors and publisher are not responsible for any mistakes made by authors. The journal cannot be held liable for losses or claims resulting from the use of any content.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

All work is peer-reviewed, and must be submitted electronically. Work submitted by regular mail is not accepted. Contact technical support (techsup at jghcs.info) for help if you are having problems submitting your work.


The editorial board reserves the right to reject any materials submitted and to make editorial decisions to accepted material. 
Authors are responsible for the opinions expressed by contributors.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

The Journal of Special Populations

The Journal of Special Populations (JSP) is a biannual, multidisciplinary medium for peer-reviewed articles on groups who may be disadvantaged, vulnerable, or underserved in criminal justice, social service, and mental health settings. Such groups may include individuals with autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, Huntington’s disease, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, neurodevelopmental disorders, and serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Prone to involvement in clinical and forensic settings, individuals with these disorders may present with intellectual and learning disabilities characterized by impairments in cognitive processing, attention, and short- and long-term memory. These special populations may possess more needs, fewer abilities, and a denser history of placements in foster care and institutionalization (e.g., hospitals, treatment, reformatories, and prisons) relative to traditional clients. Within this broad framework, the mission of JSP is to disseminate literature, present innovative research and informative reviews in an accessible and adoptable format for practitioners and professionals in hopes of contributing to the growing body of existing knowledge regarding such topics.



ISSN: 2472-2626