A Routledge Title: Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development - Instructions for Authors 
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Instructions for Authors:

***Note to Authors: please make sure your contact address information is clearly visible on the outside of all packages you are sending to Editors.***

Early Years welcomes articles of up to 5000 words. Manuscripts, which should be original and written in clear, straightforward English, should be sent electronically to the Editors at: rparker-rees@plymouth.ac.uk. Where this is not possible, three copies should be submitted to: The Editors, c/o Rod Parker-Rees, University of Plymouth, Faculty of Arts Education, Douglas Avenue, Exmouth EX8 2AT, UK.

All pages should be numbered and a total word count given at the end of the article. Please send one file containing the title of the article, an abstract of around 150 words, a list of no more than six key words, the paper and any tables/figures. This file should be anonymised. Please remove any reference to the author /s in the file name and in any header/footer. Contact details for the authors, with brief details about their position, affiliation and research interests should be sent in a separate file, together with the paper title.

The Reviews section of the Early Years journal now contains reviews of websites as well as books. Increasingly, useful information, analysis and discussion in relation to Early Years education is contained on websites and many of us use these sites for these and other purposes on a regular basis. Click here for more information.

Articles submitted to Early Years: an international journal of research and development should not be under consideration by any other journal, or have been published elsewhere, and the letter accompanying the submission of any manuscript should contain a clear statement to this effect.

Please conform to the house-style of the journal in all respects:

  • Tables, figures and artwork should not be included in the text but must be supplied on separate sheets in a finished form suitable for reproduction.
  • Illustrations should be good contrast, black and white drawings or photographs (preferably gloss finish) or slides. If only colour photographs are available, negatives should be supplied.
  • Status and placing of sub-headings should be clear, as should (pencilled) instructions about the position of tables, diagrams, etc.
  • No footnotes should be included and endnotes should be used sparingly, numbered in the text and placed at the end of the article just before the list of references.

* Formatting guide
* Reference style information : style, quickref

This journal allows UK or US spelling. Please use single quotation marks with double within if needed.

This journal requires a short paragraph of bibliographical details for all contributors.
If you have any questions about references or formatting your article, please contact authorqueries@tandf.co.uk

Final decisions about the inclusion of articles, illustrations, etc. are made in the light of referees' comments and rest with the Editors and the Editorial board, who may be consulted about all matters relating to the journal.

We strongly encourage you to send the final, revised version of your article, electronically, by email. More help and guidelines on submitting articles already accepted for publication. Please note that this information applies only to authors whose articles have been reviewed, revised, and accepted for publication.

Free article access: Corresponding authors can receive 50 free reprints, free online access to their article through our website (www.informaworld.com) and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Complimentary reprints are available through Rightslink® and additional reprints can be ordered through Rightslink® when proofs are received. If you have any queries, please contact our reprints department at reprints@tandf.co.uk

Copyright: It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or licence the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to TACTYC. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication without prior permission from Taylor & Francis, provided that acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication, and that Taylor & Francis is notified so that our records show that its use is properly authorised. Authors retain a number of other rights under the Taylor & Francis rights policies documents. These policies are referred to at www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authorrights.pdf for full details. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

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