The autism research world has recently seen the official launch of two new journals broadly focused on neurodiversity. Although they differ in size and initial backing, they are remarkably similar in scope and ambition.
The first publication is the Journal of Neurodiversity. It has been open for submissions since August 2022 and its creators expect to publish the first issue this fall. The journal’s initial leadership is small — it has just four members on its editorial board — and it was founded by Marie-Eve Lefebvre and Justine Castonguay-Payant, both at the University of Montreal in
Canada, who will serve as co-editors. It has not yet named a publisher.