Aims and scope
- 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.
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 scholars. Published 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 acknowledges the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our society, the past and current injustices and realities for them across Australia as well as the enduring strength of their cultures and identities. We commit to be at the forefront of achieving a reconciled nation that values, respects and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being. AJEC welcomes submissions from authors who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, First Nations or Australian South Sea Islanders.
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.