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Gifted Education International

Gifted Education International

Michael Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University, USA
Founding Editor (1981-2016)
Belle Wallace TASC International
Consultant Editors
Gillian Eriksson College of Education, University of Central Florida, USA
Marie Huxtable Hon. Research Fellow, University of Cumbria, UK
Barry Hymer Professor of Education, University of Cumbria, UK
Hilary Lowe Formerly Dean of Education, University of Oxford Brookes, UK
Kobus Maree University of Pretoria, South Africa
John Senior Independent Consultant
Dorothy Sisk Lamar University
Ian Warwick Director, London Gifted & Talented, UK
Jack Whitehead Visiting Professor, University of Cumbria, UK; Action Research UK, UK

Other Titles in:
Special Education

eISSN: 20479077 | ISSN: 02614294 | Current volume: 35 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

Founded in 1981, Gifted Education International (GEI) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides support, information and guidance on all aspects of 'gifted' education. It propagates a view of 'gifted' education that provides all learners with enrichment opportunities in order to discover their gifts, whilst at the same time acknowledging that manifest, varying individual needs require differentiated and extended curricula. A major focus is on the development of 'giftedness' across all aspects of human abilities, with an emphasis on creativity, problem-solving and self-efficacy.

The Editorial Board has always recognised the complexity of defining, identifying and nurturing 'gifted' behaviours and welcomes innovative articles that explore these themes.

GEI has been recognised as truly international since the broad policy of the Journal is to solicit articles from around the world in order to convey an informed awareness of the policies and practices of different countries. Articles should combine both theory and practice since the objective is to improve educational practice through informed psychometric and qualitative research and case studies of good practice. Another particular emphasis is on the identification and nurturing of potential giftedness in disadvantaged communities.

Gifted Education International is essential reading for teachers, parents, lecturers in education, psychologists and social workers, administrators and anyone interested in the development of equal opportunities in education.

Gifted Education International is a peer reviewed journal that provides support, information and guidance on all aspects of gifted education. It is essential reading for teachers, parents, lecturers in education, psychologists and social workers, administrators and anyone interested in the field of gifted education.

Gifted Education International aims to:

  • Awaken and develop awareness of the particular needs of gifted children
  • Disseminate information concerning relevant assessment procedures for the identification of gifted children with special emphasis on:
  • Under-achieving pupils
  • Pupils in multi-racial communities
  • Pupils from deprived backgrounds
  • Feature general activity in the development of curriculum extension materials providing reviews and information on the sources of such materials
  • Report on examples of good practice in schools thereby encouraging the sharing of ideas and experience
  • Reflect current national and international thinking with exchange of comment and views
  • Provide teachers and parents with guidance and information on courses and activities both for themselves and their children
  • A major emphasis is given to making provision for gifted children in schools. The approach is essentially a practical one dealing with problems relevant to teachers, parents and pupils.
Editorial Board
Eunice Alencar Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil
Seokhee Cho Dept. of Administrative and Instructional Leadership, St John's University, USA
Christina M. Cupertino Director of Programa Objectivo for Fostering Talent, Universidade Paulista, Brazil
Joan Freeman University of Minnesota, USA
Maria Herskovits National Consultant Art and Design, Hungary
Krishna Maitra Department of Education, University of Delhi, India
C. June Maker Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona, USA
Roger Moltzen Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Joseph S. Renzulli University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Andrzej Sekowski Department of Psychology of Individual Differences, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
Jiannong Shi Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Bruce M. Shore McGill University, Canada
Dorothy A. Sisk Lamar University
Klaus Urban University of Hannover, Germany
Wu-Tien Wu National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Senior Reviewer Books
John Senior Independent Consultant
  • Contents Pages in Education (T&F)
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Educational Research Abstracts Online (T&F)
  • Exceptional Child Education Resources
  • Language Teaching
  • Taylor & Francis: Special Educational Needs Abstracts
  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Gifted Education International

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Gifted Education International will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
    3. 2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    4. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    5. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    6. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    7. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    8. Further information


    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Gifted Education International, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Gifted Education International publishes original research, review articles and case reports on the subject of gifted education and articles pertinent to the upliftment of education. Manuscripts can focus on any group of pupils ranging from Early Years to Tertiary.

    Manuscripts should be between 1,000 and 6,000 words in length (including references) and we encourage authors to include photographs and examples of pupils' work, subject to appropriate permissions being secured (see section 8).

    Many Book Reviews published in the journal are produced by the Senior Reviewer, John Senior. However, Gifted Education International does accept unsolicited reviews for consideration, and these will be subject to peer review, as with all submissions to the journal.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Gifted Education International operates a peer review policy to ensure that each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    Gifted Education International requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Gifted Education International encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Gifted Education International and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Gifted Education International offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    Gifted Education International adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Gifted Education International is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit Gifted Education International to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact the Editorial Office at the following address:

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Gifted Education International editorial office as follows:

    Individual Subscription, Print Only

    Institutional Subscription, E-access

    Institutional Subscription, Print Only

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content)

    Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)

    Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998)

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, Combined Plus Backfile (Current Volume Print & All Online Content)

    Individual, Single Print Issue

    Institutional, Single Print Issue