About AJEC

Aims and scope

Aims

  • Champion ethical research in the best interests of young children, families, communities and early years professionals.
  • Lead innovation in the conceptual, methodological and design aspects of research that contribute to new knowledge about research, policy and practice in the early years.
  • Encourage research contributions from a wide range of fields that contribute insight and/or evidence to improving the lives, education, health and wellbeing of young children.

Scope

AJEC is a peer-reviewed journal publishing in all aspects of research in the early years (birth to eight years). Submissions to this journal will create and disseminate new knowledge that encourages the critical exchange of ideas amongst an international community of scholarsPublished quarterly, AJEC welcomes papers from multiple theoretical and methodological orientations from a wide range of fields in the early years. AJEC invites original primary research, literature reviews and theoretical discussions that contribute insight and/or evidence to improving the lives, education, health and wellbeing of young children.

ECA’s partnership with SAGE Publishing

The Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) is Australasia’s foremost scholarly journal and the world’s longest-running major journal within the early childhood sector. AJEC offers research-based articles that are designed to impart new information and encourage the critical exchange of ideas among early childhood practitioners, academics and students. To enable this key work to reach a broader audience, ECA has proudly partnered with SAGE on the publication and dissemination of AJEC from March 2019 onwards. It is important to the profession that AJEC stays relevant and current, and that it reports contemporary early childhood research so that the knowledge base is stretched, challenged and grown.

With the journal now being published by SAGE, which specialises in academic journals, we have the opportunity to make a wider audience aware of the ground-breaking research being undertaken in the Australasian early childhood sector.