Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education



Philosophy of Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education

For more information, please see Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education provided she, they, or he owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that she, they, or he will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education, please contact the editor.

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Formatting Requirements

Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. APA style is preferred. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission when accepted for publication. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Pace

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@Pace all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of DigitalCommons@Pace, requires credit to DigitalCommons@Pace as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@Pace © 2024).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@Pace provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a psychology professor at Pace University can have her article appear in the Pace University's Department of Psychology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editor.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the DigitalCommons@Pace website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Pace service or software in any way.

The failure of DigitalCommons@Pace to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between DigitalCommons@Pace and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Book Review Guidelines

  • Step 1: A paragraph stating what the book is about (topic) and putting it in context.
  • Step 2: Note the format, length, and price.
  • Step 3: Discuss in detail how the book is laid out, chapters, and any additional supplemental materials such as appendices.
  • Step 4: Information about the intended readers/audience.
  • Step 5: A critique of the argument/content of the book. For this critique explain how this book utilizes recent research and if there are any gaps in the cited research.
  • Step 6: If needed, note how well the text is supported by tables, graphs, diagrams, etc.
  • Step 7: Note supporting references and provide in text citations in your review.
  • Step 8: Try to make your review readable, appealing to multiple audiences (e.g., faculty, practitioners, and educators), and entertaining.
  • Step 9: Indicate strengths and weaknesses of the book.
  • Step 10: Strengths and weakness related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Each book should have its own review and be uploaded separately to the portal. The review should be between 5-10 pages double spaced, including an abstract and cited references in APA style at the end.

This format was adapted from Singapore Med Journal feel free to read this article for more detailed instructions.

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