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Gifted Child Quarterly

Gifted Child Quarterly

The Official Journal of the National Association for Gifted Children

eISSN: 19349041 | ISSN: 00169862 | Current volume: 66 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Gifted Child Quarterly (GCQ) is the premier scholarly journal of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). Since 1957, GCQ has published articles that offer research findings and new and creative insights about giftedness and talent development in the context of the school, the home, and the wider society.

GCQ publishes original scholarly reviews of literature as well as quantitative or qualitative research studies that explore the characteristics of gifted students, program models, curriculum and other areas of importance in understanding and maximizing the development and education of gifted students. The journal also publishes articles that explore policy and policy implications.

All issues of GCQ are available to browse online.

Gifted Child Quarterly (GCQ) is the official journal of the National Association for Gifted Children. As a leading journal in the field, GCQ publishes original scholarly reviews of the literature and quantitative or qualitative research studies. GCQ welcomes manuscripts offering new or creative insights about giftedness and talent development in the context of the school, the home, and the wider society. Manuscripts that explore policy and policy implications are also welcome.

Jill L. Adelson Adelson Research & Consulting, LLC, USA
Michael S. Matthews University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Associate Editors
Joni Lakin University of Alabama, USA
Seon-Young Lee Seoul National University, South Korea
Kate Snyder Bates College, USA
Associate Editor – Operations
Caroline Pittard Adelson Research & Consulting, LLC, USA
Assistant Editor for Social Media
Rachel Renbarger Accelerating Systemic Change Network
Editorial Advisory Board
D. Betsy McCoach University of Connecticut, USA
Ann Robinson University of Arkansas, USA
James Schreiber Duquesne University, USA
Beverly J. Vandiver Ohio State University, USA
Frank C. Worrell University of California, Berkeley, USA
Editorial Review Board
Cheryll M. Adams Ball State University, USA
Brittany Anderson University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Susan Assouline University of Iowa, USA
Kadir Bahar University of Georgia, USA
Fred Bonner II Prairie View A&M University, USA
Nina K. Buchanan University of Hawaii, USA
Carolyn Callahan University of Virginia, USA
Carol Carman University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
Soekee Cho St John's University, New York
Pamela Clinkenbeard University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, USA
Nicholas Colangelo University of Iowa, USA
David Yun Dai University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
Jeff Danielian National Association for Gifted Children, USA
Felicia Dixon Ball State University, USA
Dante D. Dixson Michigan State, USA
Holmes Finch Ball State University, USA
Maria Hernandez Finch Ball State University, USA
Megan Foley-Nicpon The University of Iowa, USA
Carlton J. Fong Texas State University, USA
Allison Fowler Spalding University, USA
Marcia Gentry Purdue University, USA
Cindy Gilson University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Amy Graefe University of Northern Colorado, USA
E. Jean Gubbins University of Connecticut, USA
Thomas Hébert University of South Carolina, USA
Nancy Hertzog University of Washington, USA
Jaret Hodges University of North Texas, USA
Susan Johnsen Baylor University, USA
Jennifer L. Jolly University of Alabama, USA
Jae Yup Jared Jung The University of New South Wales, Australia
Leonie Kronborg Monash University, Australia
Brandon LeBeau University of Iowa, USA
Lindsay Lee East Tennessee State University, USA
Catherine Little University of Connecticut, USA
Ann Lupkowski Shoplik University of Iowa, USA
Matthew C. Makel Duke University, Durham, USA
C. June Maker University of Arizona, USA
Dona Matthews Psychoeducational Consultant, Toronto, Canada
Matthew McBee Data Scientist with Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, USA.
Betsy McCoach University of Connecticut, USA
Angie L. Miller Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Erin Miller Bridgewater
Tonya R. Moon University of Virginia, USA
Rachel Mun University of North Texas, USA
F. Richard Olenchak Purdue University, USA
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius Northwestern University, USA
Nielsen Pereira Purdue University, USA
Karen Rambo-Hernandez West Texas A&M University, USA
Lisa Ridgley Adelson Research & Consulting, LLC, USA
Anne Rinn The University of North Texas, USA
Jennifer Robins Baylor University, USA
Ann Robinson University of Arkansas, USA
Lisa Rubenstein Ball State University, USA
Shahnaz Safitri University of Indonesia, Indonesia
James B. Schreiber Duquesne University, USA
Bruce M. Shore McGill University, Canada
Susen R. Smith University of New South Wales, Australia
Bharath Sriraman University of Montana, USA
Tamra Stambaugh Vanderbilt University, USA
Kristen Stephens Duke University, NC, USA
Jonathan Wai University of Arkansas, USA
Hope Wilson University of North Florida, USA
Charles Wood University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
National Association for Gifted Children—Board of Directors
Jonathan Plucker John Hopkins University
Lauri Kirsch President-Elect
Sally Krisel Past President
John Segota Executive Director
Scott J. Peters Association Director
George Betts Past President
Stephen L. Pruitt Presidential Appointment
Dina Brulles Governance Secretary
Stuart Omdal Treasurer
Kristina Collins At-Large Member
Shelagh Gallagher At-Large Member
Tamra Stambaugh At-Large Member
Tarek C. Grantham At-Large Member
Catherine Little University of Connecticut, USA
April Wells School/District Representative
Tracy Inman Parent Representative, USA
Keri Guilbault Johns Hopkins University, USA
Laurie Croft Network Representative
Steven J. Fredericks President Appointment
Cheryl McCullough State Representative
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  • Author Submission Guidelines for all submissions

    Author Submission Checklist for all submissions

    Types of Manuscripts and Their Specific Guidelines:

    • Feature Articles (see general Guidelines): share research findings and new, creative insights about giftedness, talent development, creativity, advanced academics, and individual differences in all contexts
    • Methods Briefs: are instructive and address quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods topics within the context of our field so that the practice of gifted education research may be improved
    • Research Brief Reports: report research that does not warrant a full Feature Article (e.g., a replication or extension of a previously-published study, an executive summary of a large study or group of studies, research that has an original empirical or theoretical contribution but is smaller or narrower in scope)
    • Registered Reports: submit research plans prior to the research being conducted so that peer-review feedback may inform the research, helping to minimize bias in science

    All authors should read the Author Submission Guidelines prior to submitting. While preparing to submit, authors are encouraged to check their manuscript using the Author Submission Checklist, which summarizes the Guidelines. We provide additional information for Methods Briefs, Research Brief Reports, and Registered Reports, which also should be consulted. Manuscripts that do not meet the requirements on the Guidelines/Checklist will be returned for corrections before being reviewed.

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at, where authors will be required to set up an online account in the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. Submission of a manuscript implies a commitment by the author to publish in the journal upon acceptance, and the Editors assume that any manuscript submitted to GCQ is not currently under consideration by any other journal.

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    Manuscripts submitted through the SAGE Track system are first checked for conformity to the Submission Guidelines. Manuscripts that meet formatting and content guidelines are then sent out for masked peer review. Each manuscript typically is assigned to a specific editor and associate editor who guide the manuscript through the peer review process. These editorial staff members select and invite four or more external reviewers within the SAGE Track system. The assigned associate editor uses reviewers' recommendations to make publication recommendations for the manuscript. After reviewing the manuscript and the recommendations of the reviewers and assigned associate editor, the assigned editor makes the final publication decision and communicates it to the author. Typically, this process takes 2 to 4 months from the time of initial submission of the manuscript to sharing the initial decision with the corresponding author.

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