Early Years Manuscript Guidelines


Early Years Manuscript Guidelines

Editorial Policies

You are invited to submit manuscripts for publications in Early Years. It is peerreviewed interdisciplinary journal publishing articles of value to educators and practitioners in all aspects of child development and early childhood education. Articles of interest include research that bridges theory with practice, literature reviews, program and curriculum development, and assessment as well as informed practice in the field.

Invited professionals will review manuscripts with special competence in the area represented by the manuscript. Manuscripts from those working directly in programs with young children are especially invited.

Preparation and Submission

A system of anonymous peer reviewing is used by Early Years. Please remove all identity information form the manuscript and include personal information on the cover sheet only. All manuscripts should be sent in word format and include a brief biography of 3-4 sentences per author on the coversheet.

Authors will be notified within 2 months via e-mail regarding acceptance or rejection of a manuscript. Manuscripts may not be submitted simultaneously to Early Years and other journals.

Submit manuscripts electronically to the editor at cindysimpson@shsu.edu


Manuscripts must be double-spaced throughout, including references with a length of 3-8

(12 type) pages. The separate cover sheet should contain the title of the manuscript, the name (s) of the author (s) and affiliations (s). Also, include the street address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding senior author. The title, but not names of the author(s), should also appear on the first page of the text, and the manuscript must follow the style provided in the Publication Manual (6 th

ed.) of the

American Psychological Association (APA).