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Journal of Early Childhood Research

University of Sheffield, UK
Macquarie University, Australia
University of Sheffield, UK
Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Assistant Editors:
Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Australian Catholic University, Australia
University of Sheffield, UK
2013 SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) Score: 0.726
2013 Ranking: 204/1035 in Education (Scopus®) | 47/222 in Health (Social Science) (Scopus®) | 125/273 in Developmental and Educational Psychology (Scopus®)
Source: SCImago 2013 Journal Rankings

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The Journal of Early Childhood Research provides an international forum for the dissemination of early childhood research, bridging cross-disciplinary areas and applying theory and research within the professional community. This reflects the world-wide growth in research on learning and development in early childhood and the impact of this on provision. The journal has relevance to policy-makers, practitioners and researchers in the multidisciplinary fields of early childhood education and care.

The Journal of Early Childhood Research publishes high-quality, international early childhood research findings from the forefront of current theory and practice. Research that generates new knowledge to enhance the lives of young children, their families and educators, is a key feature of this journal.

The Journal of Early Childhood Research is interdisciplinary in scope, being true to the tradition that educational studies (and hence early childhood education studies) has traditionally drawn from psychology, sociology, philosophy and the history and law of education. The journal publishes papers in the fields of health, law, social work, therapy, education, sociology, history, and the arts, and welcomes papers from non-traditional as well as established territories of early childhood education.

" …so much going for it - international focus, interdisciplinary scope, empirically based practice, and online accessibility. I think that professionals in the field of early childhood education will find it to be an invaluable resource." Paula McMurray-Schwarz

" …a forum where important ideas about educating young children are examined cross-culturally. This is a journal that policymakers, teachers, and researchers will find informative and relevant to their work." Sharon Ryan

"Filling a huge gap, this journal will dramatically enhance global communication among scholars, policymakers, and students, with the twin goals of creating better world-wide understanding and better outcomes for children." Sharon Lynn Kagan

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

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Frequency: 3 Times/Year eISSN: 1741-2927 ISSN: 1476-718X
Months of Distribution: February , June , October Current Volume: 13 Current Issue: 1
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