About the Journal

Focus and Scope

What to Consider when Submitting a Manuscript

When submitting a manuscript to IJWC, please consider the following issues as integral to the mission of the journal. Manuscripts should:

- Represent international relevance and highlight all children as members of a global community.
- Describe education and child well-being issues that are holistic in nature and contribute to the   overall well-being of the child.
- Discuss connections to childhood theories and concepts, as well as include recommended practices.
- Include innovative research-to-practice teaching strategies.
- Explore effective methods in early, elementary, and middle school teaching practices.
- Provide relevant examples and author vignettes.
- Describe how culture, ethnicity, and/or social, political, and economic conditions affect children’s learning and development.
- Discuss issues related to culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, ability, language, and sexual orientation.
- Be holistic in nature, appealing to a wide international readership, highlighting issues with global implications and promoting intercultural understanding.
- Recognize, as holistic in context, the importance of family and community involvement in education and childcare.

How Can I Create a Successful Article for IJWC?

- Reflect the most current knowledge in the related fields, citing recent research findings.
- Include practical implications of the research and describe the benefits for children.
- Write with clear and direct language, using the active voice as much as possible. Articles must be comprehensible to an international audience. Idiomatic use of language specific to a national or cultural context should be clearly explained or avoided to the extent possible.
- In order to enhance clarity and understanding, authors may include visuals (high-resolution photographs, children’s work samples, charts, and graphs).

What Types of Articles Appear in IJWC?

The readers of the International Journal of the Whole Child represent diverse backgrounds and interests; article styles may vary somewhat. The International Journal of the Whole Child is a refereed and academic journal offering practical applications and appealings to a wide breadth of readers.  Authors are asked to consider issues of readability. Citations support the discussion. The journal does not seek to publish summaries of theses or dissertations. However, students are permitted to submit other forms of scholarly papers for the Emerging Student Scholars section (link to more information).

What About Editing?

It is recommended that prior to submission, you review your article carefully. Often, it helps to have a colleague read your article and, when possible, your article should be professionally edited. Although we do review articles and prepare them for publication, we assume that all manuscripts submitted will arrive in almost print-ready condition.

While the views expressed in IJWC publication may not represent the views of the whole membership, they do adhere to ethical standards. Following the guidelines established in the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual (6th edition), IJWC seeks to reduce bias in language. As a journal respecting inclusion, we avoid content and language that may be construed as biased toward any one nation, religion, socioeconomic group, race, or gender.

To submit a manuscript, please contact the senior editor, Dr. Tiffany Wilson, at the identified address:



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Peer Review Process


All manuscripts will be blind-reviewed and forwarded to two reviewers with expertise in the area described in the manuscript. The review process should take approximately one month, and authors will have an opportunity to resubmit with revisions. In order to develop your manuscript most effectively, please review the submission guidelines for support. The IJWC will accept manuscripts as a rolling review process. 

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Open Access Policy, Archiving, and Reuse

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There are no article submission or processing charges. Each journal volume is preserved via the Walker Library's three level preservation methods including local and cloud storage. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles in this journal, and to use them for any other lawful purpose. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.


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