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International Journal of Early Childhood

Journal of OMEP: l'Organisation Mondiale pour l'Education Prescolaire

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Aims and scope

The International Journal of Early Childhood (IJEC) aims to bring the global early childhood community together to facilitate exchange of research knowledge. Its purpose is to contribute to scientific debate and research in early childhood fields of practice in early education and care. Articles published in this journal have a primary focus on children aged from birth to eight years.

IJEC primarily publishes empirical research reports but also accepts reviews of research, including systematic literature reviews. IJEC accepts articles employing qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, using discipline knowledge from education, and across the social sciences, and including research conducted in low- and middle-income countries. IJEC has a strong applied focus and seeks articles that draw out implications for policy and professional practice across national contexts. The journal also publishes essays and book reviews focused on early childhood.

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