CALL FOR ARTICLES


The 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 

Please note that you may 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 [email protected]

  • Subject parameters: 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?  

You may also submit general content articles (non peer reviewed) at anytime to be considered for publication in the eceLink magazine, please send general content to [email protected]

Calling for Submissions


Issue: Fall 2021

 

Special issue: Post pandemic possibilities: Exploring new ideas and spaces in ECEC emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered and continues to alter ECEC in Ontario. In times of uncertainty, desperation and fear there is an understandable longing to get back to “normal”. This call asks how the pandemic may have prompted new thinking about the pre-pandemic status quo in ECEC at the program and policy level. Some topics/questions that could be explored include:

  • How have the dominant ideas about the purpose, value and scope of ECEC been challenged and/or reinforced throughout the pandemic?
  • How has the pandemic challenged the public/private (market-state-family) positioning of ECEC at the policy level in Ontario and/or Canada?
  • What can we learn from the varied responses of ECEC professionals to the pandemic as we continue to move through it and beyond?
  • Has the COVID-19 pandemic provided new ways of thinking or doing pedagogy in ECEC in Ontario?

Relevant to all of these questions is how new ideas or ways of thinking emerging out of the pandemic are having an impact on children, families and educators involved in ECEC programs and policies in Ontario.  

Submission deadline:  June 1, 2021

Please email submissions to: [email protected]

Download a PDF copy of this Call for Submissions

Manuscript Guidelines


Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted undergo a rigorous peer review. Two peer reviewers who have or are working towards a PhD in early childhood studies or a related discipline provide a detailed assessment of the manuscript based on the following criteria: relevancy of subject, writing style, interest level for AECEO-eceLINK readers, organization, and presentation of ideas/research.

Possible outcomes of the peer review process are:

  • accepted for publication with no revisions
  • accepted for publication with minor revisions
  • invited to resubmit the manuscript with accompanying document showing how feedback has been addressed. When resubmitted, the manuscript will be accepted or rejected
  • rejected

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. 

Please email submissions to: [email protected]

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 (7th Edition). The journal uses Canadian spelling; please consult the Oxford Canadian Dictionary.

  • 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 that represent the content of the article 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 journal's copyediting process.
  • Manuscripts must be 3000-5000 words
  • In order to enable blind review, manuscripts must be anonymized.  No author information should be included in the manuscript.
  • 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-point 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 in a separate document.
    • Please include a brief biographical sketch (4-5 sentences) including the author(s) full name, title, professional affiliation, and other relevant information.
  • Once a manuscript is submitted a copy of a signed copyright transfer agreement must be completed.
  • Authors are to obtain releases for use of photographs.  Completed photograph permission agreements need to be included in the manuscript submission.  Please see additional form.
  • 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 of all manuscripts received. The final publication decision rests with the editors and will be communicated in reasonable time. Manuscript revisions 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.

Editor


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

Rachel Langford, PhD

 

 

 

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, MSC, PhD Candidate

Brooke Richardson, RECE, MA, PhD