The Scientific Methodological Journal “Main Issues in Special Education” promotes the development of higher pedagogical, inclusive and special education. Scientific-theoretical and scientific-methodological articles are published in the scientific-methodological journal, that reveal the actual issues of special pedagogy and psychology.

The journal is designed for special pedagogues, psychologists, representatives of the sphere of higher education, post-graduate students, degree-seekers, MA students, pedagogues of preschool, inclusive, special institutions, specialists of rehabilitation centers, as well as parents of children with special needs.

The Scientific Methodological Journal “Main Issues in Special Education” is included in the list of scientific periodicals for the publication of thesis and results of dissertations. The journal is published once a year.



The Journal “Main Issues in Special Education” (MISE) provides research articles and scholarly reviews on special education for individuals with mild to severe disabilities. The journal publishes traditional, ethnographic, and single-subject research; intervention studies, integrative reviews on timely issues, and critical commentaries; and special thematic issues.


MISE is the official journal of Armenian State Pedagogical University.


The Journal “Main Issues in Special Education” (ISSN 1829-4294) is a multidisciplinary peer reviewed international journal edited by the Faculty of Special Education at Armenian State Pedagogical University. The following articles will be considered for publication: original and review articles, short reports, letters to the editor,  clinical experiences, survey of cases, editorials, rapid communications and other contributions from all the fields of special education: related fields of medicine, special psychology, art therapy, pedagogy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social policy, and other related sciences.

Special educators, medical doctors, psychologists, pedagogues, social workers, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other employed in the public and special schools, higher education institutions, health departments and centers have the right to publish. The aim of the journal is to share and disseminate knowledge between all disciplines that work in the field of special education.

All articles will be critically reviewed within 2 months. All manuscripts must comply with Authors Instructions. There are around 20 articles published per year.


MISE  allows free access (Open Access) to its contents. The  journal is focused on the scientific study of special education. The subject matter is broad and includes, but is not restricted to, findings from biological, educational, genetic, medical, psychiatric, psychological and sociological studies, and ethical, philosophical, and legal contributions that increase knowledge on the technologies applied in special education, and/or contribute to public policy and practice.


Manuscripts are published in English language. Publication in MISE is free of charge (There are no submission or article processing charges).



Style guidelines


  • Manuscripts should be in English, in 12-point type, double-spaced throughout including the reference section, with 2.5 cm margins.
  • The title page of the submission should include the article title, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the complete mailing address of the author to whom all correspondence should be sent and up to five key words. This information should be included on a separate page.
  • Figures should be supplied as sharp, black and white graphs or diagrams, drawn professionally or with a computer graphics package. To ensure quality reproduction, figures should be supplied as high-resolution (minimum 300 d.p.i.) files, saved in .tif or .eps format.
  • Authors wishing to remain anonymous during the review process should ensure that no clues remain as to the identity of the author(s) following removal of the title page.
  • Please write clearly and concisely, stating your objectives clearly and defining your terms. Your arguments should be substantiated with well-reasoned supporting evidence.
  • Double “quotes” are used for quotations rather than single ‘quotes’, unless the “quote is ‘within’ another quote”.




Papers may be submitted in Word format. Figures should be saved separately from the text.




References should follow American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines. Where a reference is cited within the text and contains more than two but less than six authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs; thereafter, only the surname of the first author followed by “et al.” and the year need be included. In the reference list, references should be listed alphabetically then chronologically under each author.

Please include no more than 40 references for articles and no more than 50 references for reviews.



References should be as follows:



References to an entire book

Bernthal, J. E., Bankson, N. W., & Flipsen Jr., P. (Eds.) (2009). Articulation and phonological disorders: Speech sound disorders in children. (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

References to a chapter in a book

Ingram, D. (2008). Cross-linguistic phonological acquisition. In M. J. Ball, M. R. Perkins, N. Müller & S. Howard (Eds.), The handbook of clinical linguistics (pp. 626-640). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Reference to an article in a journal

Tomblin, J. B., O’Brien, M., Shriberg, L. D., Williams, C., Murray, J., Patil, S., et al. (2009). Language features in a mother and daughter of a chromosome 7;13 translocation involving FOXP2. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52(5), 1157-1174.

Proceedings, technical reports and unpublished literature

Langevin, M. (1997). Peer teasing project. In E. Healey and H. F. M. Peters (Eds.) 2nd World Congress on Fluency Disorders: Proceedings (pp. 169-171). The Netherlands: Nijmegen University Press.

Unpublished literature: Use brackets, if necessary, to indicate that the material is a description of content, not a title.

Bordi, F., & LeDoux, J. E. (1993). [Auditory response latencies in rat auditory cortex]. Unpublished raw data.

Reference to an Internet source

Give the universal resource locator in full

Chambers, J. G., Kidron, Y., & Spain, A. K., (May, 2004). Report 8: Characteristics of high-expenditure students with disabilities, 1999-2000. United States Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs, American Institutes for Research. accessed 16th August, 2005.





  1. Author details

All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include ORCiDs. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author, with their email address normally displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal) and the online article. Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.


  1. A structured abstractof 200 words. For papers reporting original research, a structured abstract with the following headings should be included:

Purpose: State the primary objective and any hypothesis tested;

Method: describe the research design and your reasons for adopting that methodology; state the methods and procedures employed, including where appropriate tools, hardware, software, the selection and number of study areas/subjects, and the central experimental interventions;

Results: state the main outcomes and results, including relevant data; and

Conclusion: state the conclusions that might be drawn from these data and results, including their implications for further research or application/practice.

For review manuscripts, your structured abstract should follow this format:
Purpose: state the primary objective of the review;
Method: state the reasoning behind your literature selection; and the way you critically analyse the literature;
Result: state the main outcomes and results of your review; and
Conclusion: state the conclusions that might be drawn, including their implications for further research or application/practice.


The world limit for the review manuscripts is 10000.


Letters to Editor and Short Communications must not exceed 2500 words.

  1. 6 keywords. For the and search engine optimisation.
  2. Funding details. Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows:


For single agency grants

This work was supported by the under Grant .

For multiple agency grants

This work was supported by the under Grant ; under Grant ; and ; under Grant

Please email your articles to the executive editor of the journal:  or






1. At the beginning of the first page the heading of the article (in capital letters, Bold), the
author’s/authors’ initials and surname, position, scientific degree and full name of the institution, city, country are mentioned, after which the key words (5-7 words) of the article are written in a separate paragraph.
2. The article should contain 7 pages, in MS Word format, line spacing – 1.5 cm, font – Sylfaen(for Armenian), Times New Roman (for Russian and English), font size – 12, all margins – 2cm, paper format – A4 (201x297mm).
3. The relevance, aim, objectives and methods, analysis of the results and conclusions of the work should be revealed in the presented article.
4. The bibliography should be typed with double line spacing, the authors are listed in alphabetical order with enumeration. References are mentioned in the text in brackets. In the end, summaries are written within the framework of 50 words – Russian and English for Armenian texts, Armenian and English for Russian texts.
5. The articles, with the recommendation of corresponding chairs and departments, should be presented to Armenian State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan, 5-th floor, room 514 (Tigran Mets 17, Yerevan).
6. The file should be e-mailed to the address:
7. The editorial is not responsible for the information presented by the authors.