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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • I prepare my manuscript according to the Authors Guidelines.
  • I confirm that the submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • I confirm that I prepared my article according to the Manuscript Template.
  • I confirm that the manuscript includes a description of all necessary ethics according to Ethical Code for Early Childhood Researchers (ECR).
  • I confirm that the manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • I confirm that the authors hold full responsibility against issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism, or other breaches. Therefore, manuscripts including other work or third-party copyright material must contain permission or sufficient acknowledgment.
  • I confirm that the authors hold full responsibility for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.
  • I confirm that references and citations were shown according to APA 7 referencing style.
  • I confirm that I submitted the paper as blind.
  • I confirm that after the editorial decision I will not be able to add any authors.
  • I confirm that all authors registered during submission. As a correspondent author, this is my responsibility.
  • I confirm that I did language proofreading before the submission.

Author Guidelines

We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines

Research Articles

Research Articles

Research articles should be highly scientific papers using qualitative, quantitative, mix and single subject methodology, and focusing on the topics related to early childhood education, child development, family studies, teacher and professional development, and early childhood special education from birth through 8 years of age. JCES seeks for submissions connecting applicable suggestions with quality practices. Theory, policy and practice are expected be tightly connected in the submitted papers.

Review Articles

Critical Review Articles

Critical review articles should link theory and practice, and produce informative resources for educators, practitioners and policy makers critically.  JCES seeks for submissions connecting applicable suggestions with quality practices critically. Theory, policy and practice are expected be  tightly connected in the submitted papers.

Opinion Articles

Opinion Articles

Opinion articles should have an innovativeprovocative and original perspective between theory and practice in early childhood studies. Opinion articles are reviewed by the editors.

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