Journals

Keep up to date with current good practice and research.

Subscribing to one of our journals is a cost effective way to support your continuous professional development and to share information with colleagues and friends.

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Fill in the online subscription form

You can telephone 0121 415 6960 or email subscriptions@bild.org.uk to subscribe  or for more information.

 

The British Journal of Learning Disabilities (BJLD) and The Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities (JARID) are available as free subscription choices for BILD members.

Journals that introduce you to new ideas and explore what good practice looks like

The International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support

A peer-reviewed publication that aims to:

  • define and promote good practice in relation to the use of PBS
  • add to the evidence base regarding such interventions
  • demonstrate how PBS interventions can support people to change their challenging behaviours, improve their quality of life, and result in reductions in the use of restrictive procedures (such as physical intervention, seclusion and as required medication)
  • bridge the gap between academic research and service practice

It is published twice a year. Access to online back issues is available as part of the subscription.

The editors
Peter Baker, senior editor, Tizard Centre, University of Kent, UK
Sandy Toogood, associate editor, Bangor University, UK
Joseph M Lucyshyn, associate editor, University of British Columbia, Canada

Sample content
You can download the editorial and a paper from the autumn 2013 special issue defining what PBS is. The editorials from other special issues are also available to view:

Defining positive behavioural support editorial
Definition and scope for positive behavioural support
Reactive strategies for situational management - opening editorial
Reactive strategies for situational management - closing editorial
PBS, trauma and mental ill health editorial

Submitting an article for publication in the journal
The journal’s aim is to increase awareness of the use of positive behavioural interventions. It will inform practice and increase knowledge related to the evidence base for effective behavioural support in educational settings, community settings, social care settings and healthcare settings. We accept three types of papers and you can download the guidelines here:

Research paper guidelines
Practice paper guidelines
Brief report guidelines

Good Autism Practice

Including peer reviewed articles written by practitioners, academics, parents and people with autism, the journal encourages good and innovative practice in supporting children and adults with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

It is published twice a year. Access to online back issues is available as part of the subscription.

The editor
Glenys Jones, University of Birmingham, UK

Sample content
To give you a better idea of the kind of articles published in Good Autism Practice, you can download the articles below by clicking on the titles.

Friendship and sociality in autism services
Diagnosis of autism in adulthood what can we learn
Creating ‘Autism Friendly’ education in an inclusive mainstream primary school

Submitting an article for publication in the journal
The aim of the journal is to publish examples of good practice (or an analysis of the issues affecting practice) in working with, or supporting, individuals with autism spectrum and their families throughout their lives. All submitted articles go through a peer review process. You can download the guidelines here:

Guidelines for authors

Good Autism Practice is a collaborative journal produced by Bild in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, Autism West Midlands and Scottish Autism.