Global Studies of Childhood
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Global Studies of Childhood


Editors
Nicola Yelland Victoria University, Australia
Yim Mei Esther Chan Education University of Hong Kong
Sue Saltmarsh University of Southern Queensland, Australia
I-Fang Lee The University of Newcastle, Australia
Reviews Editor
Kristina Gottschall Charles Sturt University, Australia


eISSN: 20436106 | ISSN: 20436106 | Current volume: 7 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Global Studies of Childhood was conceptualized as a multidisciplinary space for researchers to share work that interrogates and challenges the complexities inherent to young people’s lives in the 21st century. Over seven years it has been at the forefront of innovation from its inception as an online-only journal with alternative and cutting edge papers from authors in the disciplines of Education, the Social Sciences and Humanities. GSC is a discussion forum for ideas and empirical examples of the ways in which globalization and the associated conditions are experienced by children in multiple locations. Our Aims and Scope detail the wide range of interests that we have and this is also reflected in the depth of our Editorial Board. We are seeking papers from researchers who work with children and young people in a world context, where the impact of global imperatives on the lives of children has yet to be fully understood.

Global Studies of Childhood is a peer-reviewed, internationally focused, online research journal. GSC aims to present opportunities for scholars and emerging researchers to interrogate the ways in which globalization and new global perspectives impacts on childhoods. We hold a broad view of childhoods that goes beyond the traditional biological and chronological age definitions. We are interested in alternative conceptualisations of childhoods and the challenges inherent to young peoples contemporary and future lives in increasingly complex globalised world contexts.

Global Studies of Childhood Call for Book Reviews

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Global Studies of Childhood publishes peer-reviewed research about issues that pertain to contemporary childhoods in a globalised era. The impact of global imperatives on the lives of children has been significant. The experiences of childhood that take place within the situated spaces of geographic locales and culturally specific frames of reference are subject to global forces that complicate, disrupt and reconfigure the meanings associated with childhood/s on the local and global stage.

Our conceptualisation of childhood refers to a socially constructed category whose parameters are not necessarily fixed by factors such as biological development or chronological age. GSC is therefore interested in issues that pertain to childhood, here broadly conceived, and the challenges these pose to children’s lives and futures in an increasingly complex world. Issues around what constitutes childhood are therefore fundamental to discussions, as are ways in which we need to ensure that all children have basic human rights and are protected from exploitation. We are therefore interested and concerned about the lives of children, young people and young adults in a globalised context.

In canvassing and promoting quality research we hope to be better able to understand childhoods and extend our notions about the ways in which Global Studies of Childhood can make a contribution to educational, cultural and social theory in strategic and significant ways. GSC will enable the significant issues to be showcased and interrogated in a dedicated space. This will include interdisciplinary research, using various research design and methodologies.

The Editors and Editorial Advisory Board encourage the submission of a relevant high quality manuscripts that will include: reports of research and conceptual pieces; commentaries on published research articles, literature reviews; book reviews; colloquia and from time to time we will commission special editions and commentaries.

The primary audience for Global Studies in Childhood will be those in Education, Social Science and Humanities Programs, as well as professional educators and those involved in associated family and community services (for example, social welfare workers, health workers, and those working for NGOs). The journal aims to assist readers from a range of disciplinary and professional fields towards a better understanding of the substantive issues facing children globally. The multi-disciplinary focus ensures that the journal is relevant to professionals from a wide variety of inter-related disciplines that consider issues related to the lives of young children. For example, these may include social workers, allied health professionals and policy-makers as well as professionals who conduct research into the social contexts of education, literacy and numeracy, the new information technologies, the sciences and the arts. Additionally, it has a broad appeal to teachers and researchers interested in specific aspects and applications of curriculum, popular culture and social issues related to children and youth.

Editorial Advisory Board
Ebru Aktan Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Eugenia Arvanitis University of Patras, Greece
Yin Kun Paul Chang National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan
Amy Chapman Australian Catholic University, Australia
Carl Corter OISE, Toronto, Canada
Patrick Cox Rutgers University, USA
Keri Facer University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Sue Grieshaber Monash University, Australia
Rachel Holmes Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Allison James University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Zhu Jiaxiong East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Anna Kilderry Deakin University, Sydney, Australia
Rajani Konantambigi Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Jeongwuk Lee Duksung Women's University, South Korea
Claudia Mitchell McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Sui Ngan Sharon Ng Education University of Hong Kong
John Nimmo Portland State University, USA
Andrea Nolan Deakin University, Sydney, Australia
Alan Prout University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Affrica Taylor University of Canberra, Australia
Marek Tesar University of Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Vicars Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Debbie Watson University of Bristol, UK
Karen Wells Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Mun Amanda Wong Education University of Hong Kong
Johanna Wyn University of Melbourne, Australia
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Word processing formats
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Journal layout
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 How to submit your manuscript
      5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      5.3 Corresponding author contact details
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Access to your published article
      6.3 Online First publication
    7. Further Information

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

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

    Please read the guidelines and submit articles for consideration via SAGE Track at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gsc.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Global Studies of Childhood will be reviewed.

    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.

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    1. Article types

    Global Studies of Childhood is a peer-reviewed international online research journal. All contributions should be original and should not be under consideration elsewhere. Authors should be aware that they are writing for an international audience and should use non-discriminatory language.

    The Editors encourage submission of a variety of high quality manuscripts including:

    -  reports and analyses of research findings from a variety of paradigms and disciplinary fields
    - scholarly articles, including methodological and theoretical discussions
    - critical literature reviews
    - policy reviews, analyses and critiques
    - book reviews and review essays
    - colloquia and responses/critiques
    - invited commentaries

    The Editors welcome manuscripts (4000-6000 words) pertaining to the ways in which globalization and new global perspectives impact on social constructions of childhood and on children’s life experiences. Papers submitted to Global Studies of Childhood will make a contribution to educational and social theory in strategic and significant ways. We encourage multidisciplinary methods and viewpoints, and welcome quality submissions from both new and established scholars. Consideration will be given to innovative, cutting-edge work that extends the empirical, methodological and theoretical boundaries of childhood research.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    GSCH adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review.

    Decisions on manuscripts will be taken as rapidly as possible. Authors should expect to have reviewer’s comments within approximately (eg) 6 weeks. In general, Editors will seek advice from two or more expert reviewers about the scientific content and presentation of submitted articles.

    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.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Global Studies of Childhood 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

    GSCH 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 articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    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 our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open Access and author archiving

    GSCH 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.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. 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. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Journal layout

    GSCH conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    4.4 Reference style

    Global Studies of Childhood adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard output file here and the SAGE Vancouver output file here

    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

    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    GSCH is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gsc 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.

    When submitting articles authors should add a statement confirming that the text is original and has not been published or submitted elsewhere.

    Figures and tables should have their positions marked clearly and be provided on separate pages. Figure numbers should be shown as Arabic numerals, table numbers as Latin numerals.

    Headings and sub-headings should be clearly distinguished.

    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. It is essential that an Abstract (100-200 words) be provided for each article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    5.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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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 in PDF format to the author designated to receive them, and should be corrected and returned immediately to the Editors. Contributors will be notified when the article has been published on the Journal’s website.

    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

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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 GSCH editorial office as follows:

    gsch@ied.edu.hk

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