International Journal of Early Childhood Education Research
Author Guideline

Papers should attempt to present research, innovative theoretical and/or practical insights in relevant current literature and debate.

Authors should submit an anonymous version of their manuscript with all document information identifying the author removed from files to allow them to be sent anonymously to referees of their manuscript. A separate title page file should be uploaded containing the full title, a short title for use as a running head, author name(s), institutional and email addresses, and indicates the author responsible for correspondence related to a manuscript submission. The full postal address of the author who will check proofs and receive correspondence should also be included.

Articles should be typed in 12-point font on one A4 page, paginated and double-spaced with ample margins.

The title should be followed by an abstract of maximum 300 words.

Contributors should follow guidelines for articles.

Footnotes and endnotes need to be kept to a minimum.

All pages should be numbered.

Contributors should be aware that they are addressing an international audience. Articles should be original work, where appropriate should acknowledge any significant contribution by others, and should not have been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Style guidelines:

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Tables and captions to illustrations:

Tables must be typed out (double-line spacing) on the same document. The captions to illustrations should be gathered together and also typed out on a separate page. Tables and figures should be numbered. The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the manuscript. Captions should include keys to symbols.


All line diagrams and photographs are termed "Figures" and should be numbered consecutively. Figure captions must be saved separately, as part of the file containing the complete text of the paper, and numbered correspondingly. Figures should be given short descriptive captions.

As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as "derivative reproduction" (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).


Will be made available to corresponding authors. They should be corrected and returned to the publisher within three days. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.


It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to IJECER. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors retain many rights under the publisher rights policies, which can be found at  Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources.