Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New citations to articles in Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation's profile

Dear readers,
Please find two new citations of JSER articles.

PDF] Helping parents to understand and support their children with autism through parent training in south east Europe: the 'ESIPP'project
D Preece, J Stošić, L Symeou, J Troshanska, K Mavrou… - 2016
Autism is a lifelong condition which can have a significant impact not only upon the
individual with autism, but also parents, siblings and the wider family. Parent training has
been shown to be an important source of social support to families, helping them adjust to

Self-Determined Learning to Motivate Struggling Learners in Reading and Writing

ML Wehmeyer, KA Shogren, J Toste, S Mahal - Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
Abstract Promoting self-determined learning through student-directed learning strategies
has been documented to promote more positive school-related outcomes for upper
elementary grade learners with disabilities and other students who are struggling. 

JSER editor-in-chief

Sunday, December 11, 2016

JSER in CiteScore Scopus Metrics

Dear readers,

I want to introduce you the new Scopus Metrics entitled CiteScore.
In response to academia’s call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of an academic journal’s1 citation impact, Scopus has developed a set of metrics that are free to access and easy to calculate.CiteScoreTM metrics are comprehensive, transparent and current and help to analyze where research is published. They reveal the citation impact of over 22,000 academic journals in 330 disciplines.
Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation CiteScore for 2015 is 0.12, SJR 2015 is 0.146, SNIP 2015 is 0.147. JSER Scopus metrics is increasing from year to year.
JSER CiteScore rank is 787/904 which is not so good, but not bad having in mind Macedonian scientific publishing.
The best five journals in the category education are:
#1 Review of Educational Research 7.24   99th percentile
#2 User Modelling and User-Adapted Interaction 6.78   99th percentile
#3 Journal of Engineering Education 6.20   99th percentile
#4 Internet and Higher Education 5.87   99th percentile
#5 Computers and Education 5.64   99th percentile

Source: Scopus

JSER editor-in-chief

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation into Microsoft Academic

Dear readers,
I want to share with you some news that Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation in indexed into prestigious database Microsoft Academic now. If you want to see how many times yours article was cited please click at the link above.
JSER editor-in-chief

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New citations to articles in Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation's profile

Dear readers,
Here are two more citations for 2016. This JSER article was cited in Ph.D. thesis at Walden University:

Memishevikj, H. & Hodzhikj, S. (2010). The effects of equine-assisted therapy in improving the
psychosocial functioning of children with autism. Journal of Special Education &
Rehabilitation, (3/4), 57-67. Retrieved from http://eprints.jser.fon.edu.mk/89/

[PDF] Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy for Veteran Survivors With Full or Partial PTSD

MA Mayfield - 2016
Abstract Symptom severity among veteran survivors with partial or full posttraumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) continues to increase, with approximately 40% of US veterans reporting
significant symptomology 10 years after initial onset of the condition. Veteran survivors often

Trajkovski, S.(2015). Ability of self-advocacy of people with intellectual disabilities.
Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation; 16 (1-2), 134–136.

[PDF] Leadership of special students in strengthening their ability by understanding their weaknesses

MMS Rajbhandari - 2016
... Stogdill, RM 1974. Handbook of Leadership (1st ed.); New York: The free press.
Trajkovski, S. (2015). Ability of self-advocacy of people with intellectual disabilities.
Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation; 16 (1-2), 134 – 136.

JSER editor-in-chief

Saturday, November 26, 2016

New citations to articles in Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation's profile

Dear readers,
I received new citation of JSER article. Here it is:

[PDF] Application of animal-assisted therapy in children with autism spectrum disorders

BV Mykhaylov, ME Vodka, ID Vashkite, TA Aliieva - Психіатрія, неврологія та …, 2016

Анотація The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has steadily increased in recent
years. Families of children with autism often pursue different interventions in the hope of 
ameliorating particular aspects associated with ASD. Animal assisted intervention (AAI), ...

They cited this JSER article:
Memishevikj H., Hodzhikj S. The effects of equine-assisted therapy in improving the psychosocial functioning of children with autism. Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation, 2010; Vol. 11, pp. 57-67.

JSER editor-in-chief

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

New citations to articles in Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation's profile

Respected readers,
Here is one citation in Swedish study. Monica Reichenberg's article was citied here.

[HTML] ” Undervisning i läsförståelse–en väg som öppnar nya världar för eleverna”: En studie om undervisning i läsförståelse i grundsärskolan och gymnasiesärskolan

HH Shaposhnikov - 2016
Abstract The purpose of this study–based on the accounts of qualified teachers–is to add to
our understanding of teaching reading comprehension to pupils with intellectual disabilities
and autistic spectrum disorders in Compulsory Schools for children with learning ...

JSER editor-in-chief

Saturday, October 29, 2016

New citation to JSER articles

Dear readers,
Here is on more citation of JSER article. Authors who are cited are Rajovic and Jovanovic.
J Wangija - Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2016
Page 1. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) Vol-2, Issue-10, 2016 ISSN:
2454-1362, http://www.onlinejournal.in Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
(IJIR) Page 1686 Improving The Education of Children with ...

JSER editor-in-chief

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Three new citations to articles in Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation's profile

Dear readers,
I am glad to share with you three new citations of JSER articles. One is cited in doctoral disertation from University in Ljubljana. The other one is cited in The Egyptian Journal of Othorinolaryngology and third one is cited in Autism research-impact factor journal.

[PDF] HASH (0xbcbc61f8)

N Jenko - 2016
ABSTRACT Developing reading literacy in students with mild intellectual disabilities (ID) in
the adapted programmes with lower educational standards is extremely challenging. While
there are similarities and differences between reading literacy in students with and without ...

Efficacy of the Arabic Modified Fluency Shaping Program in the treatment of stuttering

NAA Rifaie, AS Saber, STK El-Din, YANM Sallam… - The Egyptian Journal of …, 2016
Background The goal of fluency-shaping approaches is not to modify stuttering but rather to
completely replace it with fluent speech. This is achieved by applying a range of fluency-
controlling techniques, usually implemented within a slow-speech framework, which ...

Research needs and priorities for transition and employment in autism: Considerations reflected in a “Special Interest Group” at the International Meeting for Autism …
DB Nicholas, S Hodgetts, L Zwaigenbaum, LE Smith… - Autism Research, 2016

Abstract Research related to supports for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is
under-developed. As an example, system and service development to support successful
transition to adulthood and meaningful vocation for adults has received relatively little ...

JSER editor-in-chief

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New citations to articles in Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation's profile

Dear readers,
Here are two new citations of JSER articles. You can download PDF articles. They are open access. One of them is no Swedish, the other one on English language.


S Börjesson
I den senaste PISA-studien 2012 framkom det att elevers läsförståelse i Sverige kontinuerligt
sjunkit sedan den första studien 2000. Studien handlar om läsprocesser och undersöker hur
elever använder sig av lässtrategier (Skolverket 2012, ss. 3, 4, 106-107). I Läroplan för ...


AC Bebech, TD Oliver, AM Limperos, BP Schade… - European Journal of Special …, 2016
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate if students with multiple disabilities
perceived a lower level of feeling cared about, more difficulty in school, and decreased
mental health status, when compared to their typically developing peers. Data from 244 ...

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Friday, October 7, 2016

New citations to articles in Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation's profile

Dear readers,

Some of JSER articles is cited in new handbook. Please follow the link.
JSER editor-in-chief

Social Inclusion and Intercultural Values in a School of Education

OMA de la Rosa, LMV Angulo - Handbook of Research on Administration, Policy, and …, 2017
Abstract The aim of the study was to analyze the contextual and personal factors associated
with student teachers' inclusive and intercultural values to minimize barriers to learning and
participation. It also examined the role higher education played as a facilitator of social ...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

JSER on SciRev

Dear readers,
JSER create acocount on SciRev. Now, you can review our review process.
SciRev is a website made by researchers for researchers. The information we receive is freely available to the entire research community. In this way we aim to make the scientific review process more transparent. Efficient journals get credits for their efforts to improve their review process and the way they handle manuscripts. Less efficient journals are stimulated to put energy in organizing things better. Researchers can search for a journal with a speedy review procedure and have their papers published earlier. Editors get the opportunity to compare their journal's performance with that of others and to provide information about their journal at our website.
SciRev aims to help science by making the peer review process more efficient. This process is one of the weakest links in the process of scientific knowledge production. Valuable new knowledge lays untouched at reviewers' desks and editorial offices for extended periods of time. This is an unnecessary loss of time in the scientific process which otherwise has become much more efficient. SciRev helps speeding up this process by making it more transparent. Researchers get the possibility to share their review experiences with their colleagues, who therefore can make a better informed choice for a journal to submit their work to. Journals that manage to set up a more efficient review process and which handle manuscripts better are rewarded for this and may attract more and better manuscripts.
Please make your first review of our review process on the following  LINK.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

JSER in Journal Scholar Metrics

Dear readers,
I want to announce new indexing of our journal into Journal Scholar Metrics.
Here is the email of confirmation.

"We are glad to inform you that the journal "Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation" has been added to Journal Scholar Metrics. You may access the details page for this journal from the following link:
Please, keep in mind that the data available in Journal Scholar Metrics still refers to the period 2010-2014. The Google Scholar team released a new version of Google Scholar Metrics in July 2016, and the indicators for this journal may have changed for the new period (2011-2015). Unfortunately, we don't know when we'll be able to update the data in Journal Scholar Metrics to reflect the information currently available in Google Scholar Metrics.
Thank you for taking an interest in our product, and apologies for the long delay.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Gabriel SOJE2

1 World Languages and Literatures, Portland State
University,Portland, USA
2 2 College of the Marshall Islands, Majuro,
Republic of the Marshall Islands

Recived: 15.05.2016
Accepted: 19.07.2016
Review Article

Citation: Eleweke J, Soje G. Challenges of empowering people with disabilities in Nigeria for national development. J Spec Educ Rehab 2016; 17(3-4):122-138.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19057/jser.2016.14


Introduction: This paper reviews issues affecting the empowerment of people with disabilities in Nigeria so they can be productive and contribute to the development of the nation. The questions of concern are: What is known about the extent people with disabilities are empowered to contribute to national development in Nigeria? What challenges do people with disabilities in Nigeria encounter in their attempt to contribute to national development? What are the implications of these challenges regarding strategies that could enhance the empowerment of people with disabilities to facilitate their contribution to national development?
Method: This paper addresses these questions by reviewing available research on issues pertaining to (1) legislative mandates on provision of services to individuals with disabilities in the country, (2) funding for services by the government, (3) accessing education and related services, which can ensure that people with disabilities are able to develop their potential and be able to contribute to national development as workers, administrators or employers of labour. 
Findings: Available evidence indicates that people with disabilities in Nigeria encounter challenges in accessing essential services that could enhance their contribution to national development due to factors such as the absence of legislation protecting their rights to receive these services, inadequate funding of services, absence of effective inclusion programmes, and lack of facilities, personnel, and resources. 
Suggestions and conclusion: The author recommended some strategies that could produce better outcomes and enhance the opportunities for people with disabilities to be empowered so that they can contribute their quota to national development. These strategies include: enacting and implementing а national disability legislation, utilisation of community-based strategies in the provision of services, and increased advocacy activities by disability organisations.

Keywords: Nigeria, developing countries, people with disabilities, empowerment, service provision, national development, community-based rehabilitation
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Call for papers Vol.18, issue 1-2, 2017

Respected colleagues,

We want to announce you that we are preparing next number 1-2, vol. 18 of Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation 2017. You are kindly invited to submit an article in our Journal. The articles are bilingual (Macedonian and English). Authors abroad Macedonia can submit only in English. Please type them in Word 2003 version, or up. You should use Times New Roman font with Font size 12. The manuscript can not exceed 30.000 characters with no spaces A4 format on English including Abstract, Tables and Figures in English. The margins should be 2 cm from every side, and also paragraph should be 1.5 lines.
JSER is indexed in following data bases:

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You can send the articles via our electronic system, or electronically (CD, DVD) on the following address: 

Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation,
Faculty of Philosophy
Blvd. Goce Delchev 9A
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
with subject for Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation
or you can send them by e-mail: jser@fzf.ukim.edu.mk

The dead line for sending the manuscripts is 30.11.2016.
Please send the manuscripts on time. Manuscripts which will not come on time, or authors who will not follow the instructions will not be published.

With respect
JSER Editor-in-Chief