Call for Papers

Special Issue

First years: development, early childhood intervention, and inclusion

Guest Editors

Ana Tomás Almeida, Minho University

Ana Maria Serrano, Minho University

Ana Paula Pereira, Minho University


The topic of this Special Issue of the Child Studies journal aims at addressing areas of research and intervention with an increasing projection for children’s well-being. Aligning development, early childhood intervention and inclusion in early years, we seek to revisit the conceptual meaning of each of these key concepts in empirical studies and policy briefs featuring a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives.

The editors are inviting papers from contributors focusing on interrelated aspects of young children’s development, evidence-based practices in early childhood intervention, inclusion perspectives and approaches in early childhood education, as well as illustrative works of specific theoretical, methodological and practical issues involved in the innovation and advances of real-world practices led by comprehensive research frameworks.

Papers for this Special Issue are accepted in the English language and varying extension up to 4000 words for short papers and between 6000 to 8000 for long papers.  

If you are interested in publishing with us, please submit us a complete article by February 29, 2024. 

For more information, please visit the journal website:

Child Studies Journal follows universally accepted ethics and APA 7ed. standards on publication.

Important dates:

Submission: until February 29, 2024

Reviewing: until May 31, 2024

Publication: June 30, 2024

Join us with your contributions, foster the understanding of your topics of research and enrich the scientific perspectives within Child Studies. We look forward to hearing from you,

The Editorial team