Author Guidelines

Journal of Childhood, Education & Society which accepts the research articles and review articles in English is a double-blind peer-review journal.

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Please prepare your manuscript according to the template of the Journal of Childhood, Education & Society. 

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*New submitted manuscripts should be blind.

*Authors could use either British (-ise) or American spelling for their manuscript; however one style should be used consistently throughout the manuscript.

*It is mandatory to do proofreading manuscripts before publishing. This is the author's responsibility.

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Writing Format:

Articles submitted to the Journal of Childhood, Education & Society main body should be Palatino Linotype style 10 fonts, single line spacing, the first line indented 1 cm and 6 nk between paragraphs. References should be prepared based on APA 6 references and citing displaying essences. Direct quotations are written within “”. If the direct quotation is longer than 40 words, then it should be written without using “” as a separate paragraph, indented, and in 8 fonts.

Word Limit: The JCES is more flexible in terms of the length of the article. Therefore, there are no word limits for any type of article.

Article Body

Abstract: Abstract of the article should be provided a general idea about research to readers, abstract should be written in Palatino Linotype, 8 fonts, between 150 to 250 words.

Introduction: It includes information about the purpose, significance, conceptual – theoretical framework, and study in general.

Method: It gives information about the method and the process followed in the study. This section should be included research design, research sample or group, data collection tools and process, analysis of data.

Results: It is the main section in which the collected data and findings are presented.

Conclusion and Discussion: It is the section where the conclusion reached through findings is presented and referring to similar studies about the same topic and discussions in the literature.


All manuscripts must contain the following sections under the heading 'Declarations': Acknowledgements, Authors’ contributions, Competing Interests, and Funding.

References: References should be prepared based on APA 6 references and citing displaying essences.  


The citation and reference presentation of works, which is to be submitted to the Journal of Childhood, Education & Society, should be prepared in accordance with APA 6 rules.

References in the article should be cited according to APA 6 rules (e.g. Bitner, 1994). If more than one citation is used, the citation should be given in alphabetical order. For example, the reference should be given as (Adams, 2014; Brown and Caste, 2004; Toran, Sackes and Gol-Guven, 2019).

When preparing the bibliography form, in MS Office Paragraph Indent and Space Tab on the Special section hanging next to the value should be 1 cm; Line Spacing should be single-spaced, and line spacing for the lower and upper part should also be set to 6 nk, the text-align should be set to justify (As shown in Figure 2).


References should be prepared based on APA 6 references and citing displaying essences.  


Surname, A. (2017). Title of the article. Journal of Childhood, Education & Society, 1(1), 11-18.

Adams, K. (2014). What is a child? Children’s perceptions, the Cambridge Primary Review, and implications for education. Cambridge Journal of Education, 44(2), 163-177.


Surname, A. (2017). Title of the book. City: Publisher

Buckingham, D. (2000). After the death of childhood: Growing up in the age of electronic media. Cambridge: Polity.

Chapter in Edited Books:

Surname, A., & Surname, B. (2017). Title of the chapter. In A., Editor and B. Editor (Eds.) Name of edited book (pp.xx-xx). City: Publisher

Prout, A., & James, A. (2015). A new paradigm for the sociology of childhood? Provenance, promise and problems.  In A. James and A. Prout (Ed.)  Constructing and reconstructing childhood: Contemporary issues in the sociological study of childhood (pp.6-28). Newyork: Routledge

Books with more than one edition:

Surname, N. (1998). Title  (xx ed.). Place: Publisher

Unpublished Doctorate and Master Thesis:

Surname, A. (2017). Title of the master thesis (Unpublished master thesis). University, City.

Surname, A. (2017). Title of the doctoral thesis (Unpublished doctorate thesis). University, City.

Savahl, S. (2010). Ideological constructions of childhood (Unpublished doctorate thesis). University of the Western Cape, Bellville.

Congress and Symposiums:

Surname, A. (Year, Month). Title of paper. Paper presented at Title of Conference: Subtitle of Conference (Date), Location. Place of publication: Publisher.

Brown, S., & Caste, V. (2004, May). Integrated obstacle detection framework. IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Detroit, MI.

Internet Documents:

Surname, A. (2017). Title of the article. 18 July 2019 retrieved from http://xxxx

National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC](2009). NAEYC standards for early childhood professional preparation programs. 18 July 2019retrieved from

Anonymous Internet Documents:

Anonymous. (2017). Citing from the page title. 18 July 2019 retrieved from http://xxxx

Electronic resources with DOI number:

Chan, H. F., Guillot, M., Page, L., & Torgler, B. (2015). The inner quality of an article: Will time tell?. Scientometrics, 104, 19-41. doi:10.1007/s11192-015-1581-y

Online first articles with DOI number

Chan, H. F., Guillot, M., Page, L., & Torgler, B. (2015). The inner quality of an article: Will time tell?. Scientometrics. Online first. doi:10.1007/s11192-015-1581-y

The article that is accessed from a corporate archive:

Bauer, J., Leydesdorff, L., & Bornmann, L. (in press). Highly-cited papers in Library and Information Science (LIS): Authors, institutions, and network structures. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 18 July 2019 retrieved from

Magazine article:  

Surname, N. (Year, Month). Article name. Magazine Name, 51, 38-39.

Online magazine article:

Dempsey, L. (2006, April). Libraries and the long tail: Some thoughts about libraries in a network age. D-Lib Magazine, 12(4). 18 July 2019 retrieved from

Newspaper article:

Toker, Ç. (2015, 26 June). Article name. Newspaper Name, pp. 13.

The Government/Official Papers

Title. (Year, Day Month). The source of Law, Statement, etc. (Issue: xxx). 18 July 2019 retrieved from http://xxxx


O’Keefe, E. (n.d.). Egoism & the crisis in Western values. 18 July 2019 retrieved from

A few volumes in a multi-volume work:

Cronin, B. (Ed.). (2000-2011). Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (Vol. 34-40). Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.

Reports prepared by civil society organizations with the known author(s):

Farmer, L., & Stricevic, I. (2011). Using research to promote literacy and reading in libraries: Guidelines for librarians (IFLA Professional Report No.125). The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. 18 July 2019 retrieved from 125.pdf

Online symposium abstract:

Surname., N. (Year, Month). Title [Abstract]. Symposium Name, Place. 18 July 2019 retrieved from http://xxxx