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About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The journal aims to describe the research work on Intellectual Disability Diagnosis and Treatment in children and adults. It covers not just the technical aspects of these procedures both in prenatal, newborn and postnatal screening, but also the impact which the process of testing and treatment has on individuals, parents, families and public-health in general. The journal seeks to publish, but is a not restricted to, genetic Intellectual Disability syndromes, using a range of approaches from medicine, psychiatry, psychology, pharmacy, biology, epidemiology, bio-informatics, biopharmaceutical to association and population studies as well as sociological, ethical, philosophical, legal and quality control issues with the ultimate goal of advancing the knowledge on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the Intellectual Disabilities.
Peer Review Process
All submitted manuscripts are read by the members of editorial office. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal peer review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review.
Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two or three reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:
- Accept as it is
- Accept with minor changes
- Accept with major changes, inviting the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached