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International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care

Currently known as "Southeast Asia Early Childhood"


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Social Sciences
         - Education & educational research

E-ISSN: 2550-1763
Print ISSN: 2289 -3156
Publisher: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 1 time(s) per year

Contact Info

National Child Development Research Centre (NCDRC),
NCDRC’s Complex,
Sultan Idris Education University,(UPSI)
35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak.

Phone: 6015-4879 7135 / 7136 / 7137
Fax: 6015-4879 7294
Email: ncdrc@upsi.edu.my
Homepage: http://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/journal/IJECEC

International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care (ISSN - 2289 -3156, eISSN 2550-1763) began its first issue in 2012. IJECEC published annually (October), scholarly peer-reviewed publication, with an Editorial Board comprised of eminent scholars and is managed by the Nasional Child Development Research Centre of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia) with the support of Penerbit UPSI (UPSI Press). IJECEC is a global voice for both research and practice concerning early childhood education and care. This refereed journal extends across various social/cultural contexts and contributes to the international debate on holistic development for young children. This global voice for children explores a range of topics such as multicultural issues, indigenous early education, children’s learning, sustainable development, advocacy, and other issues involving early childhood education and care for the world’s children.


  • Publishable manuscripts will be referred to the Editorial Advisory Board members and/or other reviewers.
  • The manuscripts will give back to writers for correction and addition after review.
  • Author will be notified about editorial decision within two weeks from the date of manuscript receipt.
  • Manuscript are accepted conditionally, pending author’s revision of the material.

International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care is single blind. The editorial processes follow standard procedures thus:
  • Call for submissions / Online submissions
  • Article submissions and acknowledgements
  • Initial evaluation
  • Allocation of reviewers based on article content
  • Reviewing process
  • Author re-submissions if necessary
  • Further editing and processing
  • Evaluation for publication



Dr. Mazlina Che Mustafa (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)

Editorial Board

  • Dr. Rosline Sandai (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)
  • Dr. Che Ton Mahmud (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)
  • Dr. Christine Chen (Association for Childhood Education Singapore)
  • Prof Dr. Anna Christina (University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Dr. Simon Pratt-Adams (Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom)

    Editorial Advisors
  • Prof. Dato Dr. Noraini Idris (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)
  • Prof. Dr. Sopia Md Yassin (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)



    Manuscript must be written in English and include a cover letter and affirmation that the manuscript is not under consideration by any other journal. It must also attest that research reported in the manuscript has been conducted in accordance with ethical guidelines of the relevant countries. Writers are advised to refer to the ‘Publication Manual of the American psychological Association’ (APA Manual) pertaining to aspects that are covered in the guideline given below :
    1. Page 1: Should contain the title of the manuscript and author information, including name (s), affiliation (s), position, telephone number, email and mailing address.

    2. Page 2: Should contain the title and an abstract of 250-300 words with the title of the article, accompanying 5 key words.

    3. Page 3: Text should begin. Beside the title page, the abstract and the first page of text, begin each of the following on a new page : references, appendix, footnotes, tables, figure captions, figures.

    4. Font & Font Size: Times New Roman, 12-point unless stated otherwise.

    5. Margin: 1 cm on all sides of every page (top, bottom and sides).

    6. Length: Should be between 10-25 single-spaced manuscript pages including references. Text should be left justified. The document size should be 8 ½ x 11 – cm.

    7. Page numbers: bottom right

    8. Others: Style of the manuscript including tables, figures and references should follow the guidelines of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed. 2009). The manual is available through online : www.apa.org/books/

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