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About the Journal

Aims & Scope

NICEP is an interdisciplinary international journal focusing on fundamental and applied research on child development from birth to adolescence, and educational practices at kindergarten and school. 

The first mission of the journal is to improve our understanding of children’s psychological development (cognitive, emotional, social, personality, etc.) and to promote the implementation at kindergarten and school of new, scientifically validated evaluations and interventions seeking to improve children’s psychological development and future in the world.

The journal values basic and applied research that supports interchanges between psychology and education.

The journal’s second mission is to promote non-Western (Africa, Asia, Latin America) as well as Western (Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand) perspectives on child developmental and educational practices. Giving a voice to researchers from all around the world is of high importance for the Journal. We will publish abstracts in English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

Theoretical and empirical research using both qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as replicated studies, are supported by the journal.

New Ideas in Child and Educational Psychology seeks collaboration between researchers and practitioners by adopting its Open Science principles.

Audience

Researchers, practitioners, and students in developmental psychology and educational sciences.

Publication types

The journal accepts full-length Original Articles (up to 7,000 words), Replicated Studies (up to 3,000 words), Short Scientific Reports (up to 1,000 words) and Invited Editorials (up to 2,000 words).

The language of the journal is English.

In accordance with the journal’s second mission, the quality of the English language of manuscripts submitted is one of the criteria in making decisions about acceptance.

All authors will be provided with English professional editing services free of charge after acceptance of the manuscript.

Reviewing policy

Similarity Check is used to verify all papers against plagiarism.

All manuscripts are evaluated by a native speaker editor to ensure language quality. Articles with low language quality may be rejected, but may be resubmitted after significant revision.

All submissions, including mathematical or statistical data, are reviewed by an expert in research statistics, evaluating their accordance with the criteria of the American Psychological Association's Publication Manual, 7th Edition.

Except for editorials, all papers are submitted to double-blind peer review. 

Open Access Statement

By adhering to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, the journal permits users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the complete texts of its articles, and to use them for any other authorized purpose.

Prompt access. All articles are available on the Internet free of charge to all users immediately upon publication.

The Journal’s content is licensed with a CC BY-NC “Attribution-NonCommercial” Creative Commons license.