Policies for Gifted Children


Philosophy of Gifted Children

For more information, please see Gifted Children Aims and Scope page.

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Gifted Children provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Gifted Children, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Gifted Children. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Gifted Children, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Gifted Children encourages use of the editorial style guidelines documented in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. A free online guide can be found at this website. Detailed knowledge of this style is not essential. The main formatting requirement for papers is that they should use provide a full reference list in author:date style. Because Gifted Children does not have a dedicated editorial staff, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors

As described in the Gifted Children submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors license the right to publish their article but retain the copyright and expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of this website and/or software agree not to misuse the service or software in any way.

The failure of Gifted Children to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Gifted Children and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Authors must guarantee that submitted manuscripts have not been published elsewhere, are not currently under review elsewhere, and have been submitted with the full knowledge of their institutional home.

Any manuscripts that do not meet originality requirements will be rejected without peer-review.

All manuscripts will be reviewed based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or political philosophy of the authors.

All manuscripts submitted for peer-review are kept strictly confidential by editors and reviewers. At no time will editors or reviewers utilize submitted materials without the consent of the authors.

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