Journal of Research in Childhood Education Call for Papers

Journal of Research in Childhood Education

The Journal of Research in Childhood Education, the quarterly research journal of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), focuses on children and early adolescents’ learning and development from birth through age 13, the childhood years.  We are seeking articles about research from around the world that advances knowledge and theory of the education of children, infancy through early adolescence. The journal primarily publishes reports of original, rigorously conducted research employing diverse theoretical approaches, methodologies, and disciplinary perspectives, and conducted in a variety of settings (variety of settings (homes, centers, classrooms, hospitals, and other community environments). Authors should exercise due rigor in interpreting data.  Pilot studies, and other research efforts of limited scope or duration, are not typically considered for publication—exclude research with very brief intervention (treatment) periods. Qualitative studies (e.g., case studies) are welcome. Submissions from outside North America are encouraged.

Readers are teacher educators and education researchers in universities around the world, and researchers in public and private agencies.

Types of Articles
ACEI’s publishing program strives to support the Association’s mission, which is to promote children’s education and development, and influence educators’ professional growth. Manuscripts are judged according to how well they reflect that mission (see for the complete mission statement).

In addition, successful articles:
• Address international concerns
• Reflect the most current knowledge in the related field
• Recognize the importance of family and community involvement in child care, schools, and other educational organizations
• Show respect for and support inclusion of all children, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, or ability.

Submission Procedures

The Journal of Research in Childhood Education receives all manuscript submissions electronically via the ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via

A guide for authors along with other relevant information can be found on the journal’s homepage.