About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Graduate Journal of Disability Studies publishes peer-reviewed original contributions made in the field of disability studies. The journal is committed to advancing disability rights through research, scholarship, and art. GJDS particularly welcomes and uplifts work by disability-identified scholars, creatives, and community members. Disability is an expansive and shifting category and GJDS seeks to represent and value disabled, sick, Mad, neurodivergent, fat, blind, d/Deaf, and ageing perspectives. 

The journal is edited by a group of disabled and allied graduate students at the University of British Columbia.

Open Access

This journal is open access. Open access is disability justice. We do not believe in financial or geographic barriers and are committed to the free circulation of research, scholarship, and knowledge.

Copyright Notice

There are no article processing or submission charges for GJDS authors.

Author(s) are not required to assign their copyright in and to their article to GJDS. Instead, GJDS asks for one-time rights to print this original work.

All articles in the journal are assigned a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license. See: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/