Journal of Childhood, Education & Society (JCES) is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal that accepts research and critical review articles and publishes three times per year open-access. JCES intends to provide a medium for sharing interdisciplinary research studies that focus on childhood internationally, and the implications of this work for social and educational practices in collaboration with researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. In this way, this journal publishes both qualitative and quantitative research and critical review articles on childhood from developmental, pedagogical, and sociological areas. Also, the research and review articles that link theory and practice, and produce informative resources for educators, practitioners, and policymakers are our current priority and are particularly welcome.

JCES accepts manuscripts only in English. Authors could use either British(-ise) or American spelling for their manuscript; however, one style should be used consistently throughout the manuscript.

JCES is a member of PILA-Crossref (Publishers International Linking Association, Inc.  Crossref) since 2020 and is open access, a non-profit, independent academic journal. JCES adopts EECERA Ethical Code for Early Childhood Researchers (ECR).

Publication Frequency: JCES publishes triennially from 2021 (February, July, and November*).

* November issue is a thematic issue every year.

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2024:Call for Papers for Thematic Issue


Policies and Practices of Early Childhood Education: Studies of Critical Conceptualizations

Thematic Issue Editors

  • Ziya Toprak, Independent Researcher, Türkiye
  • Mehmet Toran, Istanbul Kültür University, Türkiye

This thematic issue of JCES seeks to explore policies and practices addressing alternative conceptualizations of childhood and issues of availability, accessibility, affordability of early childhood services and teacher labor regimes across different geographies in order to understand the reciprocal relationship between early childhood education and contemporary relations of power and inequality. We invite papers that report empirical studies, reviews, policy analyses, theoretical trends related to policies and practices of early childhood education across different geographies.  Papers can be comparative across time and space or present research findings and theorizations of specific locations.

Scholars are invited to submit proposals that are between 400 and 500 words. Please email these to: and include ‘JCES Special Issue Policies and Practices of Childhoods’ into the ‘subject’ box of your email.

The authors of selected proposals will be invited to submit a full paper, which will undergo a double-blind peer review by the editorial board members and external reviewers.

Key Dates:

  • November 15, 2023: Submit a proposal of no more than 500 words to the following email address
  • December 20, 2023: Abstract proposal decision sent to author/s
  • March 31, 2024: First full paper submission due for review via JCES submission portal.
  • October 2024: Anticipated date for publication
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Vol. 4 No. 1 (2023): Journal of Childhood, Education & Society
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