Instructions for Authors

To submit the paper for publication in “NICEP”, carefully read the instructions below. Articles formatted in accordance with the Template as well as Signed statements you can send to

New Ideas in Child and Educational Psychology invites contributions from authors with original theoretical and empirical studies in developmental and educational psychology, as well as basic and applied research supporting the interchanges between psychology and education.

We welcome authors from both non-Western countries (Africa, Asia, Latin America) and Western ones (Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand). All article abstracts will be published in English, French, Russian, and Spanish to support the principles of open science and diversity of knowledge.

New Ideas in Child and Educational Psychology will publish four issues a year (online).

To submit a manuscript for publication, read the instructions for authors and fill out the forms for Registration and Manuscript Submission.

The authors will sign a conflict-of-interest statement in English.

Technical Points

The journal accepts manuscripts in MS Word (.doc / .docx). format. Please use this Template to make preparation easier.

Signed statements should be in .pdf or graphic formats (.png, .jpeg).

Please assign one of the authors to be the corresponding author, who will handle correspondence at all stages. Ensure that the corresponding author’s contact information is valid.

Preparation of the manuscript

The paper must be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition.

Text structure

The extended abstract is not only a traditional summary of the article, but is also intended to ensure that as many readers as possible can get acquainted with your research. The extended abstract will be translated into four languages to help non-English-speaking readers to access the key elements of your research.

The primary objective of the abstract is to quickly summarize the purpose of the research, the main findings, and key conclusions. Because an abstract is frequently presented separately from the article, it must be able to stand on its own. Avoid using acronyms in the abstract, and do not cite references or use figures and tables.

Try to avoid complex wording, considering the need for subsequent translation.

An abstract should:

• Be 400–450 words long.
• Include the following sections: Background / Objective / Design / Results / Conclusion


Highlights condense the paper to the most informative and crucial points of your study, and help search engines to discover your research among the millions of articles. They consist of 3–5 sentences in bullet points, capturing the main results of your study. Highlights are placed next to the extended abstract—each item on a separate line, with the header "Highlights".


All articles require 5–7 keywords, separated with semicolons.

Main Text

The main text should be 3,000–5,000 words long and be organized in the following parts:

1) Introduction
literature review
2) Methods
goals and tasks of research, research design and procedure, description of the sample and the methods used
3) Results
description of findings, including tables, figures, etc.
4) Discussion

5) Conclusion
summary of results, suggestions for future research
6) Limitations
possible issues in generalization of results, e.g., sample size, limited access to data
7) Funding
Please provide information on all funding sources, including grant numbers if applicable.
8) Acknowledgments
should be placed in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.
9) Ethics Statement
Please include an ethical approval statement in your article (or a statement that it was not required and why). In the statement, provide the name of the ethical committee(s) or institutional review board(s), as well as the approval number/ID(s). A statement stating that informed consent was obtained from participants should also be included.
Tables should be placed in the text, in an editable format, according to their sequence. Ensure that all tables and figures are mentioned in the text. Tables are numbered in the order that they appear in the text. Place the table headline immediately before the table with the relevant label, for example "Table 1." Place footnotes to the table immediately below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Please avoid excessive numerical data in tables.

Use uniform lettering and sizing for your original artwork. Resolution should be minimum 600 dpi. Images must be submitted in the color mode RGB or black and white mode (.tif or .eps format is strongly recommended). Please ensure sufficient contrast between the text and its background. Figures should be in the same order as they are referred to in the text. The names of the files should have the number the way it would appear in the text.


are formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

References should be placed at the end of the document, following the main text.

Transliteration should follow the Library of Congress transliteration system (ALA-LC). Avoid spaces between initials. Add a DOI to each reference (if any), using this format:

For formatting of references, we recommend that you use a special service (,,

Examples of references by type, and in-text citations

Books and journal articles with one author

In the reference list:

book: Thompson, A. (1981). Early experience: The new evidence. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

article: Koen, F. (2012). The problem of moral development in early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 6, 45–56.

In-text citation: A. Thompson (1981) discusses…

Parenthetical in-text citation: (Thompson, 1981)

Books and journal articles with several authors

In the reference list: Krause, K.-L., Bochner, S., & Duchesne, S. (2006). Educational psychology for learning and teaching (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Thomson.

In-text citations: N.B. When a book or journal article has three, four or five authors, cite all authors the first time, and in subsequent citations include only the first author, followed by et al.

First in-text citation: Krause, Bochner, and Duchesne (2006) discuss...

Subsequent in-text citation: Kraus et al. (2006) discuss...

First parenthetical in-text citation: (Krause, Bochner, & Duchesne, 2006)

Subsequent parenthetical in-text citation: (Krause et al., 2006)

Chapter in an edited book

Helber, L.E. (1995). Emotional development. In M.V. Conlin & T. Baum (Eds.), Early childhood: Educational approaches (pp. 105-113). Chichester, England: John Wiley.

Parenthetical in-text citation (Helber, 1995)

Journal article (internet only – no printed version)

In the reference list: Snell, D., & Hodgetts, D. (2012). Psychology of intergroup communication. Social Psychology1. Retrieved from

In-text citation: D. Snell and D. Hodgetts (2012)

Conference paper online

Bochner, S. (1996, November). Mentoring in higher education: Issues to be addressed in developing a mentoring program. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Singapore. Retrieved from

In-text citation: Bochner (1996)

Editing policy

The quality of the English language is significant for publication of the manuscript. Therefore, the paper should be well written, with a good narrative flow and adherence to grammatical norms. Please note that the quality of the English language will be a criterion in deciding on acceptance for publication.

The author's interest is to guarantee the quality of language, so that experts can review the manuscript.

The online submission system is the only way to send your manuscript to the journal. After the submission, your paper will be initially screened by an editor for approval and then forwarded for subsequent reviewing procedures.

The journal uses the double blind peer-review process to achieve a high quality of publications and to give an independent, unbiased opinion of the submitted manuscript.

The most significant step is the expert review process. The journal will try to find an appropriate expert to review your paper. The reviewer's opinion is the most important in the decision whether to accept or reject the manuscript. A decision to accept with either minor or substantial modifications is a milestone on the way to publication. The authors will be requested to submit a revised version of their article, which will be sent back to the reviewer for additional feedback.

After the final version of your work is approved, it will be edited by a professional editor to ensure a quality of publication.

Because of the uniformity of the journal's editing approach, articles will be edited in American English.


All figures, tables, and images will be published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC license, and permission must be obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including re-published/adapted/modified/partial figures and images from the Internet).

It is the responsibility of the authors to acquire the licenses, copyright permission for reproducing illustrations, tables, figures taken from other authors and/or third-party rights holders, and to cover any supplementary charges. Permission must be placed at the foot of each figure.

Authors provide the journal with non-exclusive copyright. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restriction.

After the volume is published, all authors receive the link to the electronic version of the journal.

By submitting their manuscripts, authors agree with the journal’s Open Access Policy ( and publication ethics (