EDITOR —Varda Mann-feder
The Journal of Child and Youth Care Work publishes articles on the practice of child care in public and private institutions, group homes, community-based programs, and daycare/ preschool facilities as well as the generic practice in child care in street programs or private practice. Articles must be of interest to practicing child care workers or child care supervisors. The Journal also considers articles on the selection and training of child care workers and professional issues related to the practice of child care. SENIOR AUTHORS MUST BE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AS CHILD CARE WORKERS, or have had extensive prior experience as child care workers. Reviewers are all child care practitioners and emphasis is given to works which have value to workers in the field. Manuscripts from new authors are encouraged.
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Instructions to Authors
Articles should be completely typewritten, double-spaced on standard letter-sized paper, with ample margins, and no handwritten corrections. Four copies of each article must be submitted. All articles should have implications for child care practice or child care education.
In general, articles should conform to the specifications in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. In the case of research articles, exact conformance to APA standards is expected. In addition, articles must include an abstract of 100-200 words. NOCCWA policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript to more than one publication at a time.
All articles are reviewed by at least two members of the editorial review board in addition to the editor. Because the editors subscribe to a blind review process, authors who submit manuscripts are required to include, with each copy, a cover sheet indicating the title of the manuscript, author's name and institutional affiliations, and date of submission. The first page of the text should repeat the title and submission date but omit the author's name or affiliations. Footnotes that identify the authors should be typed on a separate page. Authors should carefully examine manuscripts to insure that they contain no clues to the identity of the authors, or their institutional affiliations. Manuscripts will not be returned to authors unless accompanied by a self-addressed envelope and adequate postage.
The Journal of Child and Youth Care Work encourages contributions from new authors, particularly child care workers. Editorial assistance is available to child care workers who have not previously published. To request editorial assistance, new authors should submit a single copy of the manuscript (5-20 pages) along with a short biographical sketch. A self-addressed envelope with adequate postage must also be included. Manuscripts submitted in this format will not be considered for publication but will be critiqued by the editor or an associate editor and returned to the author with suggestions and comments.