Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood (CIEC) is a peer-reviewed international online-only research journal. The journal publishes original articles, colloquia, and book reviews. Papers accepted for publication become the copyright of the journal, unless otherwise specifically agreed. All contributions should be original and should not be under consideration elsewhere. Authors should be aware that they are writing for an international audience and should use non-discriminatory language.
Articles for consideration should be sent by email attachment to CIEC@qut.edu.au
The Editors welcome manuscripts (4000-6000 words) which include reports and discussion of interdisciplinary, cutting-edge work that may include, for example, the following areas: poststructuralist, postmodern and postcolonial approaches, queer theory, sociology of childhood, alternative viewpoints of child development, and deal with issues such as language and identities, the discourse of difference, new information technologies, stories and voices, curriculum, culture and pedagogy, or any combination of such ideas.
The Editors encourage submission of a variety of high quality manuscripts including:
Colloquium A colloquium is intended to be a shorter piece of writing (900-1200 words) on a topic of interest that may include, for example:
Books for review should be sent to either:
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS Authors are welcome to deposit their original/personal manuscript files 'live' in their institution's archive (ideally with a link to the final version of the article as it appears on the journal's website) but the journal asks that authors do not deposit the final typeset version (i.e. the website version) until two years after formal publication. Please note that all articles published within Symposium journals automatically become free-access two years after publication, so authors are asked to respect that embargo period.
Manuscripts should be submitted as files on disk, or as email attachments in RTF (Rich Text Format), but any major word-processor is acceptable. Please do not over-format the manuscript with the word-processor as this impedes the publication process.
The author's name and affiliation should appear at the beginning of the article, together with full postal and email addresses. This should be followed by a short description of their current position and research/teaching interests.
When submitting articles authors should add a statement confirming that the text is original and has not been published or submitted elsewhere.
It is essential that an Abstract (100-200 words) be provided for each article.
Figures and tables should have their positions marked clearly and be provided on separate pages. Figure numbers should be shown as Arabic numerals, table numbers as Latin numerals.
Headings and sub-headings should be clearly distinguished.
References should be provided in the text with the authors name followed by the year in brackets, for example: Yelland & Grieshaber (1998). If a direct quote is used the page number will need to be added. For example; Yelland & Grieshaber (1998, p. 13).
All material/works cited in the article need to be included in an alphabetical reference list at the end. Please use the following style:
BookCannella, G. S. (1997) Deconstructing Early Childhood Education: social justice and revolution. New York: Peter Lang.
Article in a journal Grieshaber, S.J. (1997) Mealtime Rituals: power and resistance in the construction of family mealtime rules, British Journal of Sociology, 48(4), 648-666.
Chapter in a bookYelland, N.J. & Grieshaber, S.J. (1998) Blurring the Edges, in N.J. Yelland (Ed.) Gender in Early Childhood. London: Routledge.
Online documents Lather, P. (2004) Getting Lost: feminist efforts toward a double(d) science. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, San Diego, 12-16 April. http://www.coe.ohio-state.edu/plather/pdf/conferences/preface_aera%5B1%5D.doc.pdf
When first mentioned, acronyms should be preceded by the title in full. Journal titles should not be abbreviated.
Footnotes should not be used. Endnotes need to be located in the text by numbers within square brackets (,  etc) as normal-size numbers/brackets and not as superscripts.
Proofs will be sent in PDF format to the author designated to receive them, and should be corrected and returned immediately to the Editors. Contributors will be notified when the article has been published on the Journal's website.
Please contact our publishers (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or need further information about the preparation of word-processed documents for publication.