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The Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences (APJDD) will be unique in addressing a range of special educational needs including dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD in the Asian context. The journal will cover theory into practice and will provide a showcase for research in the Asian context as well as highlighting research areas which have implications for further research within Asia and beyond.

Frequency of Journal

The Journal will be published twice a year in January and July.

Contributions Considered for the Journal

Primary consideration for publications will be given to manuscripts that are focused on developmental differences within the Asia Pacific region. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed and included in the journal on the following criteria:

• They contribute to the further understanding of developmental differences as well as the applications and implications in the educational, social and cultural environments.
• They include sound research methods, interpretation and validity of results
• They contain organised and clarity of writing
• They contribute to the local Asian context
• They should original papers that have not been submitted to other journals or publications.

Submission of Manuscripts

All manuscripts are to be sent in electronic copy (MS WORD) as well as a PDF copy of the final edited document. PDF copy is required to verify the word copy and for publishing purposes, this will ensure that the integrity of fonts, graphs and diagrams are represented correctly when published. There is no need to submit hard copies of manuscripts.

Submissions are to be emailed to the editor at both email addresses below:


Angela Fawcett
DAS Academic Director
Dyslexia Association of Singapore,
Emeritus Professor, Swansee University,
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Deborah Hewes
Managing Editor
Dyslexia Association of Singapore
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Preparation of Manuscripts


It is expected that all manuscripts be submitted using the American Psychological Association (APA) standard of referencing and publication. APA style is detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed), which offers sound guidance for writing with clarity, conciseness and simplicity. Authors should follow the APA style in preparation of their manuscripts.