The African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY) is calling for papers for consideration for publication in Section A of the ADRY in 2024. The ADRY publishes once a year with a focus on disability rights issues and developments of contemporary concern to persons with disabilities on the African continent.

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The ADRY is published by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) as a peer-reviewed open-access journal that is accredited by South African Department of Higher Education and Training. The ADRY can be accessed at www.adry.up.ac.za 

The ADRY comprises four sections – Section A containing doctrinal articles and for which we are calling for papers; Section B containing country-focused overviews of developments in disability rights in selected African countries; and Section C containing brief overviews of developments at the African regional and sub-regional levels. The fourth section is a book review section. Articles for Section A of the ADRY - the subject of this Call - should be original and not under consideration for publication by another journal. An article should not exceed 10 000 words, including footnote references. The introduction to the article should be preceded by a summary of not more than 250 words. All articles must comply with the PULP style guidelines. When preparing articles for submission, contributors are advised to follow the guidelines which are available on  the ADRY website at www.adry.up.ac.za/submissions 

Kindly note that where an article is based on empirical research involving human subjects conducted by the author, it is the policy of the ADRY to require submission of the article to be accompanied by documentary proof of independent ethics review approval.

As the ADRY is currently migrating over to the Online Journal System (OJS), authors are required to make their submissions using the following website: https://upjournals.up.ac.za/

You will be required to create a profile before making your submission. All queries relating to OJS and submission procedures may be sent to:

  Ms Sabeeha Majid  

The deadline for submissions is 21 March 2024. Queries regarding the content of articles for Section A may be directed to

  Prof Charles Ngwena


  Dr Nkatha Murungi



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