The Journal for the Education of the Gifted offers information and research on the educational and psychological needs of gifted and talented children.
Devoted to excellence in educational research and scholarship, the journal acts as a forum for diverse ideas and points of view on gifted education, counseling, and parenting. As an internationally distributed journal committed to the analysis and communication of knowledge and research on gifted children, the journal acts as a highly respected voice for those involved with gifted and talented children.
The Journal for the Education of the Gifted is the official publication of The Association for the Gifted (a division of the Council for Exceptional Children). This respected journal reports the latest research findings on topics such as:
- the characteristics of gifted children,
- evaluating effective schools for gifted children,
- gifted children with learning disabilities,
- the history of gifted education, and
- building successful gifted and talented programs.
The Journal for the Education of the Gifted publishes articles that present:
- original research with practical relevance to the education of the gifted and talented,
- theoretical position papers,
- descriptions of innovative programming and instructional practices for the gifted and talented based on existing or novel models of gifted education,
- reviews of the literature in areas pertinent to the education of the gifted and talented, and
- historical perspectives.
The Journal for the Education of the Gifted is committed to the analysis and communication of knowledge and research related to the field of gifted education. As the official publication of The Association for the Gifted (a division of the Council for Exceptional Children), this respected journal reports the latest research findings on topics such as the characteristics of gifted children, effective schools for gifted children, gifted children with learning disabilities, the history of gifted education, and building successful gifted and talented programs.
|Hannah Davis||Baylor University, USA|
|Cheryll M. Adams||Ball State University, USA|
|Jill Adelson||Adelson Research & Consulting, LLC, USA|
|Susan Assouline||University of Iowa, USA|
|Carla Birgandi||West Virginia University, USA|
|Fred A. Bonner||Prairie View A&M University, USA|
|Jim Borland||Columbia University, USA|
|Eric Calvert||Northwestern University, USA|
|Carol Carmon||University of Texas Medical Branch|
|Scott Chamberlin||University of Wyoming, USA|
|David Yun Dai||State University of New York, Albany, USA|
|Debbie Dailey||University of Central Arkansas, USA|
|Dante Dixson||Michigan State University, USA|
|Amy Ellingson||Spring Branch ISD|
|Janine Ferminder||St. Johns University, USA|
|Denise Fleith||Universidade de Brasilia - Inicio, Brazil|
|Megan Foley Nicpon||University of Iowa, USA|
|Andrea Frazier||Columbus State University, USA|
|Matt Fugate||Bridges Graduate School, USA|
|Marcin Gierczyk||University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland|
|Keri Guilbault||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Thomas P. Hébert||University of South Carolina, USA|
|Nancy Hertzog||University of Washington, USA|
|Jaret Hodges||The University of North Texas, USA|
|Lianne Hoogeveen||Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands|
|Jane M. Jarvis||Australian Education Research Council, AUS|
|Susan K. Johnsen||Baylor University, USA|
|Jae Jung||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Todd Kettler||Baylor University, USA|
|Mihygon Kim||College of William & Mary, USA|
|Leonie Kronborg||Monash University, Australia|
|Joni Lakin||University of Alabama, USA|
|Lindsay E. Lee||East Tennessee State University, USA|
|Seon-Yong Lee||Seoul National University, South Korea|
|Katie D. Lewis||York College of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Catherine Little||University of Connecticut, USA|
|Owen Lo||The University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik||University of Iowa, USA|
|Matt Makel||University of Calgary, USA|
|Eric Mann||Hope College, USA|
|Michael S. Matthews||University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA|
|Matt McBee||East Tennessee State University, USA|
|D. Betsy McCoach||University of Connecticut, USA|
|Erin Morris Miller||Bridgewater College, USA|
|Ahmed Hassan Hemdan Mohamed||United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates|
|James L. Moore||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Dianna Mullet||Navajo Technical University, USA|
|Rachel Mun||University of North Texas, USA|
|Colm O’Reilly||Dublin City University, Ireland|
|Paula Olszewski-Kubilius||Northwestern University, USA|
|Nielsen Pereira||Purdue University, USA|
|Scott Peters||Northwestern Evaluation Association, USA|
|Jonathan Plucker||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Marion Porath||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Karen Rambo-Hernandez||Texas A&M University, USA|
|Anne Rinn||The University of North Texas, USA|
|Ann Robinson||University of Arkansas, USA|
|Nancy Robinson||The University of Washington, USA|
|Lisa Rubenstein||Ball State University, USA|
|Ugur Sak||Anadolu University, Turkey|
|Stephen Schroth||Towson University, USA|
|Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick||University of South Florida, USA|
|Bruce Shore||McGill University, Canada|
|Kristie Speirs Neumeister||Ball State University, USA|
|Tamra Stambaugh||Whitworth University, USA|
|Ricarda Steinmayr||TU Dortmund University, Germany|
|Rena Subotnik||American Psychological Association, USA|
|Margaret Sutherland||University of Glasgow, UK|
|Julie Swanson||College of Charleston, USA|
|Joyce VanTassel-Baska||College of William and Mary, USA|
|Jonathan Wai||University of Arkansas, USA|
|Hope Wilson||University of Northern Illinois, USA|
|Susannah Wood||University of Iowa, USA|
|Frank C. Worrell||University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|Albert Ziegler||Erlangen-Nuremberg University, Germany|
|Perry Zirkel||Lehigh University, USA|
|Wendy A. Behrens||Minnesota Department of Education, USA|
|Michelle Buchanan||University of Central Arkansas, USA|
|Debbie Dailey||University of Central Arkansas, USA|
|Ken Dickson||Educational Support & Consulting Network, USA|
|Claire Hughes||College of Coastal Georgia, USA|
|Tracy Ford Inman||Parent Representative|
|Javetta Jones-Roberson||McKinney ISD|
|Angela Novak||East Carolina University, USA|
|Bruce Riegel||Maryland Department of Education, USA|
The Journal for the Education of the Gifted (JEG) is the official journal of The Association for the Gifted, a Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Devoted to excellence in educational research and scholarship, the journal acts as a forum for diverse ideas and points of view on gifted education, counseling, and parenting. This internationally distributed journal is committed to the analysis and communication of knowledge and research on gifted children.
Articles that demonstrate a high degree of critical analysis in their treatment of salient themes relating to gifted and talented individuals will be given priority. The publication includes theoretical, descriptive, and research articles. The journal solicits articles covering a wide range of topics, including:
- original research with practical relevance to the education for gifted and talented individuals;
- theoretical position papers;
- descriptions of innovative programming and instructional practices for gifted and talented individuals based on existing or novel models of gifted education;
- reviews of the literature in areas pertinent to the education of gifted and talented individuals; and
- historical perspectives.
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
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jeg where authors will be required to set up an online account on the Sage Track system powered by ScholarOne.
Manuscripts submitted to JEG are reviewed only if they meet the following criteria:
- Manuscript is consistent with the purpose of the journal and is between 25–35 pages including all references, tables, and figures.
- Manuscript conforms to APA style (see Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed.), with special attention paid to the following:
- Manuscript is double spaced, with 1-inch margins.
- Manuscript is typed in Times New Roman 12-point font.
- All pages are numbered.
- Correct heading levels are used (see APA manual for information on the five heading levels).
- Digital object identifiers (dois) must be included in the reference list.
- Effect size information is provided for quantitative studies.
- All references in the manuscript are listed and in complete agreement with the text citations. References should reflect the most current thinking in the field (preferably within the past 10 years) except when citing a foundational publication.
- Remove all unnecessary formatting, including Word Field Codes.
To maintain anonymity during the anonymize peer-review process, authors should supply a separate title page with the title of the manuscript, the name(s) of the author(s) and institutional affiliations, contact information, and the date the manuscript is submitted. No identifying information should be included in the main document. An abstract of 100–150 words should accompany the manuscript.
Figures should be camera ready (saved as JPG, TIFF, or EPS files). All tables and figures should be included at the end of the submitted manuscript. Insert a location note of any tables and figures at the appropriate place in the manuscript (e.g., “Insert Table 1 around here”).
Authors are required to submit written permission from the original publisher to reprint copyright-protected material, including quoted material of 500 words or more from a single source (journal article or book).
Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in this journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editors.
Manuscripts do not have to strictly adhere to one particular structure if it is not appropriate to the type of research or manuscript being submitted, but a suggested format would include the following sections:
- Introduction/Literature Review
- Research Questions
Selection of manuscripts for publication is based on a anonymize peer-review process; however, all manuscripts are screened first by the editors. Manuscripts that do not meet all manuscript requirements, or that are not consistent with the purpose of the journal, are not forwarded for peer review. In such cases, the submitting author is notified that the manuscript is not acceptable for JEG or is requested to make changes to the manuscript so that it meets requirements.
Manuscripts that are consistent with the purpose of the journal and meet all requirements are assigned to two or more reviewers to evaluate the manuscript. Please note: Reviewers will not know the identity of the author(s). While under review, the manuscript should not be submitted elsewhere.
After reading and evaluating the manuscript and the reviews, the editors will e-mail the submitting author a written decision and the reviews. The decision will be one of the following:
- accept, with routine editing;
- accept pending minor revisions;
- revise and resubmit; or
The editors aim to provide a decision within 3 months of submission. However, some manuscripts may take longer to receive a decision, depending on the availability of reviewers and the timeliness of returned reviews.
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.
Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.
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.
Funding: JEG 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.
Declaration of conflicting interests: JEG encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends authors review the good practice guidelines on the Sage Journal Author Gateway. Please include any declaration in file separate from the main text, after any acknowledgements, under the heading “Conflicts of Interest.” When making a declaration, the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.
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. Journal policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for consideration by another journal and does not allow publication of a manuscript that has been published in whole or in part by another journal.
Plagiarism: JEG and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism, or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. All manuscripts submitted to JEG undergo review for plagiarism through iThenticate. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized 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.
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 editors at the address given below.
Dr. Jennifer L. Jolly and Dr. Jennifer H. Robins
Journal for the Education of the Gifted
University of Alabama
Gifted Education and Talent Development Office
Graves Hall, 215G
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in Sage Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. Upon acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let Sage know directly if you are choosing Sage Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit Sage Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at Sage, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access), visit Sage Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
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 unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, 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 recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
For more information, please refer to the Sage Manuscript Submission Guidelines.