Focus and Scope

  • To be an autistic-led (emancipative) good practice journal with a bias towards social model based adjustments and good practice.
  • To help to close the theory-to-research-to-practice gap (Chown 2015); submissions should include autism theory, if not the authors have to justify why in the article.
  • To provide a voice for those stakeholders not typically presented in the academic literature, such as autistic persons, parents and students.
  • To provide experience for early career autism studies students and academics, both autistic and non-autistic.
  • To set the example by journals for making adjustments for neurodivergent authors for the peer review process.
  • To be an open access journal.



Chown, N. (2015). Do Researchers Evaluate Psychosocial Interventions for Autism from the Perspective of the Three Dominant Cognitive Autism Theories? Reveiw Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2(3), 243-261.


Peer Review Process

All articles will be peer reviewed by at least two autism specialists including one autistic reviewer

All articles submitted will be sent for peer review within one month of submission and, if accepted for publication, published within three months of acceptance. 

Publication Frequency

Our intention is to publish the journal twice a year.

Open Access Policy

Open access is a fundamental aspect of the ethos of this journal. We provide immediate open access to all content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, and that failure to make autism research freely available is against the best interests of the autism community.

What is Independent Autism Publishing?

Independent Autism Publishing is a non-profit making initiative aimed at making high-quality research on autism policy and practice, including the best work by students of autism at higher education establishments, available for all to read on an open access basis. We do not accept any advertising, paid or otherwise.