Global Studies of Childhood
ISSN 2043-6106

How to contribute

Global Studies of Childhood is a peer-reviewed international online research journal available at The journal publishes original articles, colloquia, critical pieces and book reviews and essays. 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

The Editors welcome manuscripts (4000-6000 words) pertaining to the ways in which globalization and new global perspectives impact on social constructions of childhood and on children’s life experiences. Papers submitted to Global Studies of Childhood will make a contribution to educational and social theory in strategic and significant ways. We encourage multidisciplinary methods and viewpoints, and welcome quality submissions from both new and established scholars. Consideration will be given to innovative, cutting-edge work that extends the empirical, methodological and theoretical boundaries of childhood research.

The Editors encourage submission of a variety of high quality manuscripts including:
-  reports and analyses of research findings from a variety of paradigms and disciplinary fields
- scholarly articles, including methodological and theoretical discussions
- critical literature reviews
- policy reviews, analyses and critiques
- book reviews and review essays
- colloquia and responses/critiques
- invited commentaries

Books for review should be sent:
Dr Kristina Gottschall
Centre for Indigenous Studies
Faculty of Education
Charles Sturt University
Panorama Avenue

or email

Detailed guidance for those wishing to submit Book Reviews and Review Essays is available here.

Call for reviewers of manuscripts

The journal is dedicated to publishing quality refereed articles which challenge, stimulate and engage readers. We would like to invite expressions of interest from those professionals who would wish to review articles. Please send your name, email address, affiliation, and area of expertise to us at

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 three years after publication, so authors are asked to respect that embargo period.

Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments in MS Word format, though any major word-processor is acceptable. Please do not over-format the manuscript 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. It is vital that we have a current email contact for you as this is our main form of communication. 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 & Masters (2009). If a direct quote is used the page number will need to be added. For example; Yelland & Masters (2009, p. 246).

All material/works cited in the article need to be included in an alphabetical reference list at the end. Please use the following style:

Yelland, N.J. (2007) Shift to the Future: rethinking learning with new technologies in education. New York: Routledge.

Chapter in a book
Saltmarsh, S. (2009) Writing Politically, in J. Higgs, D. Horsfall & S. Grace (Eds) Writing Qualitative Research in Practice. Rotterdam: Sense Publications.

Article in a journal
Saltmarsh, S. (2009) Becoming Economic Subjects: agency, consumption and popular culture in early childhood, Discourse, 30(1), 47-59.

Online document
Hull, G.A., Mikulecky, L., St Clair, R. & Kerka, S. (2003) Multiple Literacies: a compilation for adult educators.

Simpson Center. The Reclaiming Childhood Project. [accessed February 20, 2010]

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 ([1], [2] 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.


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