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Journal overview

The European Early Childhood Education Research Journal (EECERJ) is the publication of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA), an international organisation dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of research in Early Childhood Education throughout Europe and beyond. CREC is the UK base for the European Early Childhood Research Association.

EECERA welcomes and encourages membership and contributions from across the world to share and participate in its European perspective. EECERJ aims to provide a forum for the publication of original research in early childhood education in Europe. With this as its principal focus, it should be emphasised that its definition of education embraces care and that its approach is multidisciplinary, embracing all related fields including psychology, sociology, child health and social work. Contributions from outside the European context are encouraged where there is a relevance to the EECERA’s stated aims. ‘Early Childhood’ is defined as being from birth to eight years of age. The Editorial Board intends to publish papers which have a clear application to early childhood education and care policy and practice and this must be made explicit in the paper. It also seeks to provide a common forum for shared issues in early childhood education research, and, on occasion, to provide a forum for controversy in the discussion of such issues. Papers may take the form of reports of research in progress, discussion of conceptual and methodological issues and review articles. All papers are peer reviewed. Papers are either selected from those presented as key notes at the EECERA Annual Conference or can be submitted directly to the Coordinating Editor.

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Peer Review Policy:
All articles published in the journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymised review by at least two independent reviewers.
The Journal reserves the right to reject submissions after editorial screening and no reviews, or just one review, should the submission not meet certain minimum requirements in terms of scope, compliance, or quality. Where a submission is rejected for publication formative feedback will be given in line with the developmental ethos of the Journal.

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Taylor & Francis and EECERA make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information (the “Content”) contained in its publications. However, Taylor & Francis and EECERA and its agents and licensors make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any views expressed in this publication are the views of the authors and are not the views of Taylor & Francis and EECERA.

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