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.
|Seon-Young Lee||Seoul National University, South Korea|
|Katie McClarty||Questar Assessment, Inc.|
|Kate Snyder||University of Louisville, USA|
|Christina Amspaugh||University of Virginia, USA|
|Caroline Pittard||University of Louisville, USA|
|Cheryll M. Adams||Ball State University, USA|
|Don Ambrose||Rider University, 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|
|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|
|Tarek Grantham||President Appointment|
|Elena L. Grigorenko||University of Houston, USA|
|Miraca U. M. Gross||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|E. Jean Gubbins||University of Connecticut, USA|
|Thomas Hebert||University of South Carolina, USA|
|Nancy Hertzog||University of Washington, USA|
|John C. Houtz||Fordham 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|
|Lannie Kanevsky||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Yung Che Kim||Keimyung University, Korea|
|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|
|J. Patrick Meyer||University of Virginia, USA|
|Franz Monks||Raboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands|
|Sidney M. Moon||Purdue University, USA|
|Tonya R. Moon||University of Virginia, USA|
|James L. Moore, III||The Ohio State University, 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|
|Jean Peterson||Purdue University, USA|
|Jonathan Plucker||Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Karen Rambo-Hernandez||West Virginia University, USA|
|Sally Reis||University of Connecticut, Storrs, 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|George Betts||Past President|
|M. René Islas||Executive Director|
|Tarek C. Grantham||President Appointment|
|Stephen L. Pruitt||Presidential Appointment|
|Lauri Kirsch||Governance Secretary|
|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|
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 http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gcq, 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.
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All manuscripts submitted to Gifted Child Quarterly must adhere to the formatting guidelines provided in the 6th Edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual including in text citations, headings, tables, figures, and references should follow APA formatting.
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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