About this journal

Print ISSN 1226-9557|eISSN 2733-9653

Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Early Childhood Education [IJECE], a research journal of the Korean Society for Early Childhood Education [KSECE], is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes empirical and theoretical studies on all topics relating to early childhood education and care. IJECE began in 1996, with one issue per year, but began publishing two issues bi-annually in 2002.

KSECE, established in 1975, is the oldest academic association in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in South Korea. It has more than 1,800 research members across the country and 7 regional affiliate chapters. It hosts two domestic conferences every year as well as biennial international conferences. KSECE publishes both Korean (Research of Early Childhood Education) and English journals (International Journal of Early Childhood Education), and has been at the forefront of development and progress of ECE in South Korea.

Open Access

IJECE is a scholarly, online, open-access, and peer-reviewed journal. Publishing open access means that your article will be free to access online immediately after publication, increasing the visibility, readership, and impact of your research.

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English. IJECE accepts the following types of article: Original Articles.

Peer Review Policy

All submitted articles undergo rigorous peer-reviewing, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least three referees. However, manuscripts that were orally presented or that were awarded poster excellence at the KSECE conference within the last one year are sent for formal review to two primary referees, instead of three referees. If needed, authors may be requested to revise their manuscripts.