The Association for Science Education

Submission Guidelines

Contributions can be of two main types:

  • full length papers of up to 5,000 words in length and shorter reports of work in progress
  • completed research of up to 2,500 words.

In addition, the journal will review book and resources on early years science.

Contributors should bear in mind that the readership is both national UK and international and also that they should consider the implications of their research on practice and provision in the early years. Articles submitted to JES should not be under consideration by any other journal, or have been published elsewhere, although previously published research may be submitted having been rewritten to facilitate access by professionals in the early years and with clear implications of the research on policy, practice and provision.

Please send all submissions to: in an electronic form.

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Deadline for unrefereed submissionEditing DeadlineIssue
Mid-March   Mid-June Summer
Mid-August  Mid-November Winter