Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

Volume

56-57, 6 issues

Latest issue

56:2 online 25 March 2022

Next issue

56:3 scheduled for May 2022

Back volumes

From volume 1, 1991

ISSN print

1052-2263

ISSN online

1878-6316

Aims & Scope

For over 30 years, the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (JVR) has provided a forum for discussion and dissemination of information about the major areas that constitute vocational rehabilitation. In recent years, however, more and more emphasis has been placed on the role of the rehabilitation counselor, special educator, psychologist, occupational therapist, and others in research and disseminator of work programs. Popular areas of interest have been, though not limited to, supported employment, customized employment, transition from school to work, return-to-work, and other topics related to employment for people with all disabilities. JVR emphasizes publishing articles that provide evidence-based practices for employment specialists, rehabilitation counselors, psychologists, educators, and other professionals in providing direct services to people with disabilities. Original research articles, review articles, program descriptions, and case studies will be considered for publication. Guest editors with specific areas of expertise may provide leadership on special topic issues. Ideas for special topical issues are welcomed as well. All manuscripts received are welcome for double-blind peer review if they meet these aims and scope.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Paul H. Wehman, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports
1314 West Main Street
PO Box 842011
Richmond, VA 23284-2011
USA
Tel.: +1 804 828 1851
Fax:+1 804 828 2193
Email: 
pwehman@vcu.org

Technical Editor
Hannah E. Seward
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Richmond, VA 23284-2011
USA
Email: 
sewardhe@vcu.edu

Editorial Board

Siri Yde Aksnes
Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Inclusion
Work Research Institute - OsloMet
Oslo, Norway

Mohammad Al-Rashaida, PhD
Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Deusto
Bilbao, Spain

Reginald J. Alston, PhD
Assistive Technology, Race and Ethnicity
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

Cayte Anderson, PhD, CRC
Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Poverty and Disability Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
USA

Travis Andrews, PhD, LCMHC-S (NC), LPCC (KY), NCC, CRC, BC-TMH
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
USA

Amy J. Armstrong, PhD, CRC
Rehabilitation Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23298
USA

Lauren Avellone, PhD, BCBA, LBA
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior Analysis
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284
USA

Linda M. Bambara, PhD
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Self-Determination
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015
USA

Fernando Bellver, PhD
European Employment, Supported Employment
EMPLEA Foundation
Alicante, Spain

Julia Bloom
Rehabilitation Counseling, Case Management
Griffith University
Southport, QLD, Australia

Gary Bond, PhD
Vocational Rehabilitation, Supported Employment, Customized Employment
Westat
Lebanon, NH 03766
USA

Vicki Brooke, Med
Vocational Rehabilitation, Supported Employment, Customized Employment
Virginia Commonwealth University - RRTC
Richmond, VA 23284
USA

Debra L. Brucker, MPA, PhD
Return-to-Work, Mental Illness
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
USA

Lauren P. Bruno
Academic Instruction, Transition
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2132
USA

John Butterworth, PhD
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Transition
UMass Boston
Boston, MA 02125
USA

Erik Carter, PhD
Persons with Significant Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Transition
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Nashville, TN 37203
USA

Fong Chan, PhD
Rehabilitation Psychology, Methodology, Statistics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
USA

Julie Chronister, PhD
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA 94132
USA

David X. Cifu, MD
Traumatic Brain Injury
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23298
USA

Robert Cimera, PhD
Program Evaluation, Public Policy
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
USA

Al Condeluci, PhD, MSW
Persons with Significant Disabilities, Community Engagement
UCP of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
USA

Judith Cook, PhD
Mental Illness, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Supported Employment
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60612
USA

Briano Di Rezze
Occupational Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada

Christina (Tina) Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, CLCP, CBIST
Traumatic Brain Injury, Veterans
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33612
USA

Nicole Ditchman, PhD, CRC, LCPC
Transition, Community Engagement
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616
USA

ShengLi Dong, PhD
Rehabilitation Counseling
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4453
USA

Nishita Doolabh
Hearing Impairment, Employer Attitudes
Clinical Audiologist
London, UK

Patrick Lee Dunn, J.D., PhD, CRC
Rehabilitation Counseling
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
USA

Stacy Dymond, PhD
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Transition, Customized Employment
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

Ellen Fabian, PhD
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
USA

Sandra D. Fitzgerald, PhD, CRC
Mental Illness, Transition, Vocational Rehabilitation
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA 94132
USA

Susan M. Foley, PhD
Vocational Rehabilitation, Supported Employment
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125
USA

Michael Frain, PhD, CRC
Rehabilitation Counseling
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431
USA

Robert Fraser, PhD
Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurology, Return-to-Work
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
USA

Elizabeth Getzel, MA
Transition, Postsecondary Education, Career Planning and Development
Virginia Commonwealth University - RRTC
Richmond, VA 23284
USA

Teresa Ann Grenawalt, PhD
Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Rehabilitation
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
USA

Meg Grigal, PhD
Transition, Postsecondary Education, Self-Determination
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125
USA

Ellie Hartman, PhD, BCBA-D
Vocational Rehabilitation, Behavior Analysis
Wisconsin PROMISE Grant Project Manager
Madison, WI 53707
USA

Kelly Henderson, PhD
Children and Youth with Special Education Needs
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA

Julie C. Hill, PhD, NCC, CRC
Rehabilitation Counseling
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849
USA

Linda Holloway, PhD, CRC
Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Supported Employment
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76210
USA

Todd Honeycutt, PhD
Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Security Disability Benefits, Program Evaluation
Mathematica
Princeton, NJ 08543
USA

Andrew Houtenville
Disability Statistics, Employment Policy Research
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
USA

Hsien-Yuan Hsu, PhD
Educational Psychology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX 77030
USA 

Mary Huber, PhD
Program Evaluation, Methodology
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
USA

Kanako Iwanaga, PhD, CRC, LPC
Rehabilitation Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23298-0330
USA

Sara P. Johnston, PhD, CRC
Rehabilitation Counseling
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX 79430-6225
USA

Lennart Jonsson
Workplace Support and Work Retention
MISA
Jarfalla, Sweden

Borja Jordán de Urríes, PhD
Supported Employment, Labor Integration, Transition
University of Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain

Tammy Jorgensen-Smith, PhD, CRC
Vocational Rehabilitation, Transition, Supported Employment
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33612-3899
USA

Dong-il Kim
Methodology, Statistics
Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea

Harold L. Kleinert, EdD
Transition
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
USA

Moira Konrad, PhD
Academic Instruction, Secondary-Level Curriculum, Secondary Transition
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
USA

Larry Kortering, PhD
Academic Instruction, Assessment Development, Transition
Appalachian State University
Blowing Rock, NC 28607
USA
 

Leena Jo Landmark, PhD
Transition, Postsecondary Education, Race and Ethnicity
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341
USA

Michael Leahy, PhD
Assessment Development, Disability Policy, Vocational Rehabilitation
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
USA

Beatrice Lee, PhD
Rehabilitation Counseling
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
USA

Mykal Leslie, PhD, LPCC, CRC
Rehabilitation Counseling
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
USA

Lauren Lindstrom, PhD
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Gender
University of California at Davis
Davis, CA 95616
USA

Shondra Loggins Clay, PhD
Assistive Technology, Race and Ethnicity, Veterans
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61820
USA 

Joseph Madaus, PhD
Secondary-Level Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Transition
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3064
USA

Paul Malette, PhD
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Customized Employment, Supported Employment
CBI Consultants
Burnaby, BC, Canada

David R. Mann, PhD
Transition, Vocational Rehabilitation, Statistics
Mathematica
Princeton, NJ 08543
USA

Valerie L. Mazzotti, PhD
Career Planning and Development, Transition, Secondary-Level Curriculum
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
USA

Bradley McDaniels, PhD, CRC
Positive Psychology, Neurology
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-5017
USA

Melody Mickens, PhD
Rehabilitation Psychology
University of Utah Health
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
USA

Corey L. Moore, PhD, CRC
Vocational Rehabilitation, Return-to-Work, Race and Ethnicity
Langston University
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
USA

Robert L. Morgan
Transition, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Employer Attitudes
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322
USA

Mary E. Morningstar, PhD
Transition, Race and Ethnicity, Career Planning and Development
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
USA

Elias Mpofu, PhD, CRC
Community Engagement
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76201
USA

Derek Nord, PhD
Vocational Rehabilitation, Supported Employment, Disability Policy
Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, IN 47408
USA

John O'Neill, PhD, CRC
Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Race and Ethnicity
Kessler Foundation
East Hanover, NJ 07936-3147
USA

Doxa Papakonstantinou, LL.M., PhD
Disability Policy
University of Macedonia
Thessaloniki, Greece

Ioanna Papavassiliou
Career Development and Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Macedonia
Thessaloniki, Greece

Wendy Parent-Johnson, PhD, CRC, CESP
Rehabilitation Counseling
The University of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
USA

Tobey Partch-Davies, PhD
Poverty and Disability
University of New Hampshire
Concord, NH  03301
USA

Brian N. Phillips, PhD
Rehabilitation Counseling
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706-1326
USA

Susann Porter, PhD
Mental Illness, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Supported Employment
Malmö University
Malmö, Sweden

Abbas (Bobby) Quamar, PhD, CRC
Rehabilitation Counseling
California State University - San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA 92407
USA

Timothy Riesen
Transition, Customized Employment
Utah State University
Taylorsville, UT 84123
USA

E. Sally Rogers, ScD
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Boston University
Boston, MA 02215
USA

Magen Rooney-Kron
Academic Instruction, Secondary-Level Curriculum, Career Planning and Development
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Chicago, IL 60613
USA

David Rosenthal, PhD
Vocational Rehabilitation, Race and Ethnicity
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
USA

Dawn A. Rowe, PhD
Transition, Secondary-Level Curriculum, Customized Employment
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614
USA

Stuart Rumrill
Rehabilitation Counseling
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

Carol Schall, PhD
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Academic Instruction
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284
USA

Jared C. Schultz, PhD, CRC, LVRC, HS-BCP
Transition
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23298-0330
USA

LaRon A. Scott, Ed.D., B.C.S.E.
Academic Instruction, Race and Ethnicity, Transition
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284-2020
USA

Michael S. Shafer, PhD
Substance Abuse
Arizona State University
Tucson, AZ 85745
USA

Linda R. Shaw, PhD
Rehabilitation Counseling
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0069
USA

Karrie Shogren, PhD
Self-Determination, Transition
Kansas University
Lawrence, KS 66045
USA

Øystein Spjelkavik
Supported Employment
Oslo Metropolitan University - OsloMet
Oslo, Norway

David Strauser, PhD, CRC
Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

Connie Sung, PhD, CRC, LLR
Vocational Rehabilitation, Positive Psychology, Transition
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
USA

Timothy Tansey, PhD
Vocational Rehabilitation, Postsecondary Education, Self-Determination
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53796
USA

Joshua Taylor
Academic Instruction, Disability Policy, Community Engagement
VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Richmond, VA 23220
USA

David Test, PhD, MEd
Persons with Significant Disabilities, Customized Employment, Supported Employment
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223
USA

Colleen Thoma, PhD
Postsecondary Education, Transition, Supported Employment
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284-2020
USA

Magnus Tideman
Disability Policy, European Employment, Supported Employment
La Trobe University 
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Ayse Torres, PhD, CRC, LMHC
Veterans, Interviewing
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
USA

Audrey Trainor, PhD
Transition
New York University
New York, NY 10003
USA

Lance E. Trexler, PhD, HSPP, FACRM
Return-to-Work, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vocational Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN 46268
USA

Phil Tuckerman, PhD
Customized Employment, Supported Employment, Transition
Job Support
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Wei-Mo Tu, PhD
Vocational Rehabilitation, Transition
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-5017
USA

Veronica Umeasiegbu, PhD, CRC, LPC
Rehabilitation Counseling
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX 78539
USA

Emre Umucu
Assessment Development, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Statistics
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
USA

Miguel Angel Verdugo, PhD
European Employment, Supported Employment
University of Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain

Ming Hung Wang, PhD, CRC
Vocational Rehabilitation
National Changhua University of Education
Changhua City, Taiwan

Michael Wehmeyer, PhD
Self-Determination, Positive Psychology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
USA

Steven West, PhD, CRC
Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Veterans
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
USA

Katie Wolf Whaley, MSW
Supported Employment
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40511
USA

Holly Whittenburg
Transition, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2114
USA

Gwendolyn J. Williams, PhD
Transition, Career Planning and Development, Race and Ethnicity
Jacksonville State University
Byram, MS 39272
USA

Dave Wittenburg, PhD
Return-to-Work, Transition, Social Security Disability Benefits
Mathematica
Princeton, NJ 08543
USA

Alex W.K. Wong, PhD, DPhil, OT, CRC
Neurology, Assessment Development
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63108
USA

Dan Zhang, PhD
Transition, Self-Determination
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
USA

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By default, articles published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.

Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1250 / US$ 1450 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 1850 / US$ 2080 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.

Green open access
Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.

Peer Review Policy

The Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a double-blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is unknown to the reviewers and the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors.

All submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be that the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.

Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned to a handling editor. The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work and might consider inviting the reviewers suggested by the author(s). Editors and reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict of interest makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s).

As a standard policy, decisions are based on three reviews, in some specific circumstances a minimum of two reviews may be deemed sufficient to make a decision on a paper. The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.

Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:

  • Logical, concise ordering of ideas
  • Use of sound research methods
  • Adequacy of documentation    
  • Material has good applied use in the field    
  • Readability and interest level

Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editor in Chief a recommendation:

  1. Accept article as submitted
  2. Accept article revision by the author according to suggestions made in review
  3. Revise and resubmit
  4. Reject
  5. Consider for another issue/publication

They mean the following:

  1. The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
  2. The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editor in Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  3. In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases. The resubmitted manuscript will be considered as a new submission.
  4. The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
  5. The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be better suited for a different journal or publication.

Authors are notified by the Editor-in-Chief, whose decision is final.

The journal is associated with APSE, the Association for Persons in Supported Employment. www.apse.org.

Proceedings of the 2020 Annual APSE National Conference are now freely available online. Please click here and read the articles.

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Sustainable Development Goals

This journal supports IOS Press' actions relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commits to the Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

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More information will be available in due course. Check the SDGs page for updates.