eceLINK Peer Reviewed Collection

Masthead_Black.pngAs announced in the Summer 2016 issue of the eceLINK (pg.4), an editorial committee has been established to develop eceLINK into a professional, peer-reviewed journal for Ontario’s early years and child care community.

The new eceLINK Peer Reviewed Collection will be featured in both Spring and Fall issues. If you are interested in participating on the editorial committee or have any questions about the submission process, please contact the provincial office. As always, we want to hear from you!

Call for articles 

Issue: Spring/Summer 2018
Special issue: Indigenous Practices and Knowledge in Early Childhood Education
Submission deadline: January 4, 2018
Please email manuscript submission to
  • Please note that you can submit manuscripts following the subject parameters below at any time to be considered for the peer review process,  please send manuscripts in Microsoft Word format to You can also submit general content articles (non peer reviewed) at anytime to be considered for publication in the eceLink magazine, please send general content to  


Author Guidelines

Subject parameters (unless a special issue is announced): Early Childhood Policy, Early Childhood Practice, Early Childhood Pedagogy, Social Justice in ECE, Professionalism, Disability and Inclusion in ECE, Environmentalism in ECE, Collaborative Practices, Diversity in ECE, Action Research in ECE, Early Childhood Classroom Issues at the Program Level, Pedagogical documentation, Engaging How does Learning Happen?

Form and Style

Style should be consistent with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). The journal uses Canadian spelling; please consult the Oxford Canadian Dictionary. The editors welcome manuscripts between 5000-8000 words.

  • All citations must contain DOI information where relevant.
  • An abstract should be included at the start of the manuscript and not exceed 100 words.
  • 4-5 keywords should be included following the abstract.
  • Footnotes should not be used. We prefer that endnotes be avoided, but if you find it necessary to include them, please use the Insert Endnote function in Microsoft Word to insert them into your text rather than typing the numbers manually. This will ensure that your endnotes do not get lost in the copyediting process.
  • When using names of children in your article, please use pseudonyms and advise us that you have done so.
  • Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font and do not use any special formatting or styles.
  • Articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word format as per the submission instructions below.

Additional Submission Guidelines

  • All author information (including full name, mailing address and biographical information) must be included
    • Please include a brief bio (4-5 sentences) including the author(s) full name, title, professional affiliation, and other relevant information.
    • Authors are to obtain releases for use of photographs prior to submitting the manuscript.  Completed photograph permission agreements need to be included in the submission.  
    • It is expected that authors will not submit articles to more than one publisher at a time.

Acceptance and Publication

The editor will acknowledge receipt and will review all manuscripts received. The final publication decision rests with the publication co-chairs and will be communicated within three months. Proofs will be sent to the author designated to receive them, and should be corrected and returned immediately. Contributors will be notified when the article has been published.


The editor reads all of the submissions and sends to reviewers. The editor can’t review, submit or make the final decisions. 

Dr. Rachel Langford PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University. From 2006 to 2016 she served as the director of the School. Her research and scholarly work focuses on childcare advocacy and policy development, workforce professionalization, and conceptualizations of care and care work. She is a co-editor of a UBC Press edited volume, Caring for children: social movements and public policy in Canada. She has also published widely on inclusion in early childhood settings, early childhood pedagogy and provincial curriculum frameworks.

Publication Co-Chairs 

The co-chairs will liaison between the board and the Editor and, for example, would bring any changes requested by the Editor to the board for consideration. They will also chair the editorial committee that advises on overall content for eceLink.

Laura Coulman, RECE graduated from Ryerson’s Early Childhood Education program in the early 1990s. She completed her MSC in Child Studies at the University of Guelph and is now a PhD candidate in the Applied Psychology and Human Development programme at OISE/University of Toronto. Laura works as the child care planning and policy analyst for the County of Wellington.

Brooke Richardson is a part-time faculty member in the Early Childhood Studies program at Ryerson University and has recently completed her Ph.D. in Policy Studies (also at Ryerson). Her research focuses on the childcare advocacy movement, the devaluation of care in neoliberal political climates as well as the representation of childcare in mainstream media.  

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