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.

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

* November issue is a thematic issue every year.

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2023:Call for Papers for Thematic Issue


Children’s Experiences Outdoors: Education and Community Contexts

Thematic Issue Editor(s):

  • Helen Little, Ph.D., Macquarie University, Australia
  • Mehmet Mart, Ph.D., Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
  • Helen Bilton, Ph.D., University of Reading, England
  • Michaela Kadury-Slezak, Ph.D., Levinsky College of Education, Israel

Scholars are invited to submit proposals that are between 400 and 500 words. Please email these to: and include ‘JCES Special Issue ‘Children’s Experiences Outdoors’ in the ‘subject’ box of your email. The authors of selected proposals will be invited to submit a full paper, which will undergo a double anonymous peer review by the editorial board members and external reviewers.

Key Dates:

  • October 15, 2022: Submit a proposal of no more than 500 words to the following email address
  • December 1, 2022: Abstract proposal decision sent to author/s
  • March 1, 2023: First full paper submission due for review via JCES submission portal.
  • October 2023: Anticipated date for publication
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Vol. 4 No. 1 (2023): Journal of Childhood, Education & Society
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Published: 2023-02-15

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