About the Journal

The Scope of REACH: The Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland

REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland provides an opportunity for those involved and interested in inclusive and special education to publish articles based on their practice, research and experience. It aims to promote cooperation and understanding between professionals across the spectrum of educational settings - primary schools, post-primary schools, special schools and special classes. It aims to engage parents, practitioners, service providers, policy makers and people with additional needs in fruitful dialogue.

REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland welcomes submissions relating to inclusion and national and international practice in relation to inclusive education. The Editorial Team particularly invites contributions reflecting the views and experiences of learners with a diverse range of abilities along a continuum of need. Submissions by national and international researchers in the field of inclusive and special education are also welcome as we present a forum for engaging with government policy and guidelines in the field of education. 

REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland publishes reviews of current literature and software related to inclusive and special education. The journal is available online at the EBSCO Education Research Complete database. 

Special editions are published on occasion and proposals for same can be submitted to the editor.

Open Access Policy

REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland has made the transition to open access thus recognising that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. An open access policy in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) aims to harness the benefits of the traditional willingness of researchers and practitioners to share their work without payment and the affordances of the internet to enable free and unrestricted access to peer-reviewed journal literature. “Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge” (BOAJ, 2002).

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Authors contributing to REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland retain the copyright of their article and at the same time agree to publish their articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial- NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License allowing third parties to share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format under the following terms:  

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