DCID Journal

Huib Cornielje, executive director of Enablement, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development Journal since May 2020.

Focus and Scope

Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development aims to enhance knowledge in the field of disability and inclusive development, addressing the needs of practitioners in the field (particularly those from developing countries), policy makers, disabled persons’ organisations and the scientific community. The journal encourages publication of information that is evidence-based, to improve policy,current knowledge and programme implementation, and will be openly and freely accessible to all readers.

Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development focuses on the following themes, with emphasis on perspectives from developing countries:

  • Community-based rehabilitation
  • Inclusive education
  • Women with disabilities
  • Children and Disabilities
  • Inclusive development
  • Human rights and self-advocacy
  • Role of Disabled Persons’ Organisations (DPOs)
  • Policy and legislation related to disability issues
  • Health-related rehabilitation and outcomes - perspectives from developing countries
  • Assistive devices - perspectives from developing countries
  • Accessibility (including inclusive design)
  • Disability and HIV/AIDS/sexual and reproductive health rights
  • Disability and conflict
  • Disability and emergencies
  • Disability and Culture

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online in 4 issues in a year.

Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.


Balancing between Rehabilitation and Inclusion and not ignoring the most valuable resource in Society


Essential Standards for CBR fieldworkers

Annemarie Gindorfer, Huib Cornielje


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