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Gifted Child Quarterly

Gifted Child Quarterly

2017 Impact Factor: 1.179
2017 Ranking: 42/59 in Psychology, Educational | 21/40 in Education, Special
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The Official Journal of the National Association for Gifted Children

Jill L. Adelson Duke University, USA
Michael S. Matthews University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

eISSN: 19349041 | ISSN: 00169862 | Current volume: 62 | Current issue: 4 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.

Associate Editors
Seon-Young Lee Seoul National University, South Korea
Katie McClarty Questar Assessment, Inc.
Kate Snyder University of Louisville, USA
Associate Editor - Social Media
Christina M. Amspaugh University of Virginia, USA
Assistant Editor
Caroline Pittard University of Louisville, USA
Editorial Review Board
Cheryll M. Adams Ball State University, USA
Don Ambrose Rider University, USA
Christina M. Amspaugh University of Virginia, USA
Susan Assouline University of Iowa, USA
Lori Bland George Mason University, USA
Catherine Brighton University of Virginia, USA
Linda E. Brody Johns Hopkins 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
David Feldman Tufts University, USA
Megan Foley-Nicpon The University of Iowa, USA
Carlton J. Fong Texas State University, USA
Donna Ford Vanderbilt University, USA
Reva Friedman-Nimz University of Kansas, USA
Marcia Gentry Purdue University, USA
Jeffrey Gilger University of California, Merced, USA
Cindy Gilson University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
E. Jean Gubbins University of Connecticut, USA
Thomas Hebert University of South Carolina, USA
Nancy Hertzog University of Washington, USA
Jaret Hodges Duke University, USA
Francis Huang University of Missouri, USA
Scott Hunsaker Utah State University, USA
Jane Mary Jarvis Flinders University, Australia
Susan Johnsen Baylor University, USA
Jennifer L. Jolly University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia
Jae Yup Jared Jung The University of New South Wales, Australia
Leonie Kronborg Monash University
Joni Lakin Auburn University, USA
Catherine Little Governance Secretary
Ann Lupkowski Shoplik Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Matthew C. Makel Duke University, Durham, USA
C. June Maker University of Arizona, USA
Dona Matthews Psychoeducational Consultant, Toronto, Canada
Matthew McBee East Tennessee State University, USA
Betsy McCoach University of Connecticut, USA
Angie L. Miller Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Erin Miller Bridgewater
Sidney M. Moon Purdue University, USA
Tonya R. Moon University of Virginia, USA
F. Richard Olenchak University of Houston, USA
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius Northwestern University, USA
Nielsen Pereira Purdue University, USA
Christoph Perleth University of Rostock, Germany
Scott J. Peters University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, USA
Jonathan Plucker Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Karen Rambo-Hernandez West Virginia University, USA
Joseph S. Renzulli University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Anne Rinn University of North Texas, USA
Jennifer Ritchotte University of Northern Colorado, USA
Ann Robinson University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Kristy A. Robinson Michigan State University, USA
Nancy Robinson Professor Emerita, University of Washington, USA
Karen Rogers University of St. Thomas, USA
Lisa Rubenstein Ball State University, USA
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
Alane Starko Eastern Michigan University, USA
Kristen Stephens Duke University, NC, USA
Carol Tieso College of William & Mary, USA
Joyce L. VanTassel-Baska College of William & Mary, USA
Miriam Vock University of Potsdam, Germany
Jonathan Wai University of Arkansas, USA
Russell T. Warne Utah Valley University
Karen Westberg University of St. Thomas, USA
Hope Wilson University of North Florida, USA
Joshua Wilson University of Delaware, USA
Frank C. Worrell University of California, Berkeley, USA
Echo Wu Murray State University, USA
Albert Ziegler University of Ulm, Germany
Perry A. Zirkel Lehigh University, USA
National Association for Gifted Children—Board of Directors
Sally Krisel President
Jonathan Plucker President-Elect
George Betts Past President
M. René Islas Executive Director
Tarek C. Grantham President Appointment
Stephen L. Pruitt Presidential Appointment
Lauri Kirsch Governance Secretary
Stuart Omdal Treasurer
Ellen Honeck At-Large Member
Angela Housand At-Large Member
Kristina Collins At-Large Member
Jennifer Jolly At-Large Member
Dina Brulles School/District Representative
Laurie Croft Network Representative
Tracy Inman Parent Representative
Cheryl McCullough State Representative
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    Author's Rights and Responsibilities

    All authors should read the Author Submission Checklist prior to submitting. Manuscripts that do not meet the requirements on the 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, 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 reviewed for conformity to the submission guidelines. Once a manuscript is reviewed for APA formatting and relevance by the assistant editor, in consultation with the editors if necessary, manuscripts are assigned to an editor, and to an associate editor who guides the manuscript through the peer review process. The editorial staff members assigned within the SAGE Track system select and invite four or more external reviewers. 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 co-editors make the final publication decisions and communicate these 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 author.

    Manuscripts are subjected to masked peer review. Authors are requested to prepare for masked review by submitting manuscripts accompanied by a separate cover sheet that lists the title of the manuscript, the names of the authors, the authors’ institutional affiliations, the mailing address, and the date the manuscript is submitted. The first page of the manuscript should contain the title but should omit the authors’ names and any other identifying information. In addition, all references that would identify the authors should be omitted within the manuscript. Reference citations for works by the authors should be included provided they do not reveal the authors’ identify for the current submission.

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    Gifted Child Quarterly requires the citation of direct quotes from surveys, focus groups, interviews, classroom observations, etc... within manuscripts reporting qualitative data. All citations for direct quotes should identify how and when the information was obtained. The following is an example of a citation of a direct quote taken from an individual interview: Individual interview, June 1, 2009. The editors of Gifted Child Quarterly feel it is important to provide a context for the direct quotes. By providing information regarding how the quote was obtained and the date in which it was obtained you are providing the readers with a conceptual background in which to place the information you are reporting.

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