Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. As a suggestion, Times New Roman could be used as font style given that published manuscripts will be, in the end, formatted using this font.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. Dates of access should be included for anything taken from an article or other link taken from the internet.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font, with times new roman font preferred but not required at submission; text employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. We are asking authors to use the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association for the reference/style formatting guide. If another style guide is strongly preferred, please choose that, and follow it consistently in journal article development before submission. Again see below about "Blind Review."
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.
- An abstract of not more than 150 words has been provided along with a short author bio.
Critical Policy or Curriculum Discussions, Links to share
This section provides a forum for distributing and discussing critical issues concerning early childhood policy. Contributions may include policy statements and positions, critiques of current policy initiatives, documents and developments at local, national, regional or global level. Relevant web links are also considered if appropriately annotated. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by the section editors or other journal editors before they are considered for publication by ICCPS. We also invite contributions to this section as original articles or essays, which must adhere to the ‘Author Guidelines’ as published on the journal website.
Please submit contributions directly to the section editor Mathias Urban (email@example.com) or through the journal website (http://journals.sfu.ca/iccps/index.php/childhoods/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions ).
Community/Teaching/Family PerspectivesSpecific discussions, or articles, videos, or new critiques that are largely from or based on community (family, teachers, caregivers, children's voices and experiences) should be submitted to (for now) firstname.lastname@example.org for possible inclusion in this section of the journal. These perspectives are very welcome; however, as this is a new section of the journal, contributions will be reviewed by the editor or editors before posting or inclusion. Thank you. Research articles focused on these same issues should be sent to the peer-reviewed article section of the journal.
Copyright NoticeAuthors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Those reproducing all or part of manuscripts first published in the journal are asked to acknowledge the International Critical Childhood Policy Studies Journal.