Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education

Publication Ethics Statement

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). 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/he/they 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.

Editorial Board Guidelines

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) provides guidelines for the peer review process. Reviewers will abide by the 21 day review schedule. Reviewers will be objective throughout the process, and omit any personal bias or discrimination based on cultural background. The reviewers will treat all documents included in the review process as confidential. Reviewers will not partake in reviewing any manuscripts with which they have a conflict of interest (COPE Council, 2017).

COPE Council. COPE Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers — English. https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.1.9 Version 2: September 2017.

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice (EDIJ) Statement

PECPE has a strong commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDIJ). We value the editing, writing, and participation of diverse scholars. Submissions and contributions from authors and reviewers who have been historically underrepresented in psychology and research are encouraged. We believe that diversity, in its broadest sense, increases the potential of research and appropriately reflects the nature of early childhood psychology and education. PECPE attempts to bring more voices to the table by...

  • Breaking down barriers to research by hosting seminars and trainings for undergraduate and graduate students to become involved in research and publishing
  • Utilizing research incubators to help faculty and students launch ideas and receive feedback prior to beginning projects
  • Developing an editorial board that includes diverse individuals, involving those with a variety of expertise, unique career paths, and various ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Inviting our board members and authors to write positionality statements and to periodically reflect on their scholarly practices
  • Stratifying our board into junior faculty, mid-career, and senior faculty to ensure that all levels of the professorate are represented
  • Finding opportunities for interested community members, practitioners, consultants, and others to contribute to the board

Additionally, PECPE actively encourages research that utilizes inclusive methodology, such as participatory and collaborative research methods, research grounded in the views and experiences of respondents, and inclusive samples. Manuscripts submitted to our journal must include an impact statement describing how it contributes to the community.

Our editorial team acknowledges that promoting EDIJ is an on-going process that requires continuous learning and listening. We are committed to continuously monitoring our policies, practices, and standards, and will update them as needed to further promote justice for our communities.