Writing for the Research in Practice Series 

Early Childhood Australia accepts unsolicited manuscripts for consideration for its regular publications. The Publications Committee invites high-quality contributions on all aspects of the education and care of young children from birth to eight.

Given the multidisciplinary nature of the early childhood field, Early Childhood Australia welcomes submissions from a variety of perspectives, the main criteria being that they provide a contemporary and informative contribution to the early childhood field.

Interested authors should look closely at the guidelines for contributors, and seek further information on the preparation of manuscripts from the publishing and studio section.

Please find the Author Guidelines below for more information.
Research in Practice Series Author Guidelines.

Expressions of Interest

ECA is seeking authors for the following Research in Practice Series topics:

  • Observing and planning in early childhood settings
  • Thinking, learning and doing with three-year-olds
  • Building community

The call for Expressions of Interest, and further information on each of the topics, is available here. Submissions for the above EOI topics close Sunday 13 October 2019.

The review process

All manuscripts submitted to Early Childhood Australia are required to undergo a blind review, conducted by experienced early childhood professionals before being accepted for publication. Please note that this does not mean all submissions are guaranteed publication.

Quality assurance criteria

Every resource must:

  • be in the best interests of children
  • be evidence-based
  • be appropriate for the market
  • have broad application
  • be culturally inclusive
  • use accessible language—avoiding jargon and not patronising
  • have demonstrated a balanced approach
  • be related to current issues
  • address the appropriate age range
  • be attractively designed and presented
  • clearly acknowledge any commercial interests and/or biases.

Please contact the publishing and studio section if you have any questions or queries, see details are listed below.

Contact the publishing and studio section
T: 1800 356 900 (free call within Australia)
T: +61 2 6242 1800
F: +61 2 6242 1818
E: publishing@earlychildhood.org.au