Aim and Scope

Indonesian Journal of Elementary and Childhood Education (IJECE) publishes scholarly papers that focus on the teaching and learning of science in school settings ranging from early childhood to university education. It bridges the gap between research and practice, providing information, ideas and opinion. 

IJECE is concerned with advance knowledge and theory of the education of children.

Submissions that are concerned with science (as distinct with science education) or with general educational matters will not be considered for publication. Authors with any questions about the likely acceptability of a paper are invited to contact the 
Editor-in-Chief before making a submission.

ECE carries the following types of articles:

Empirical research papers
These are accounts of empirical investigations that are theory-based and embedded in a critical review of relevant literature. Manuscripts should include an account of the methodology and procedures used, explain the analysis carried out and the conclusions reached, draw implications for educational theory and practice, and point to possible future research.

Position papers
These consist of analytical, interpretive, or persuasive essays on the origin, nature, and possible address to, identified problems, challenges, or opportunities, either being faced or likely to be faced by the practice of
elementary and childhood education across the world, including educational, social, or philosophical issues and trends. This category particularly seeks to promote informed dialogues about elementary and childhood education and carefully reasoned papers representing disparate viewpoints are welcomed.

Theoretical papers
These discuss the academic standing of theories about research into and the practice of
elementary and childhood education. Theoretical papers can be written from a particular historical or philosophical perspective. Critical reviews and analyses of the research literature about a certain topic or theme fall into this category.

Comments and criticisms
These should contain expressions of opinion or information relating to articles published previously. This section of IJ
ECE allows readers the opportunity to express any reasonable view on a matter relevant to science teaching and learning. Submissions for this category are limited to 2000 words.