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Gifted Child Quarterly

Gifted Child Quarterly

2018 Impact Factor: 1.304
2018 Ranking: 41/59 in Psychology, Educational | 24/41 in Education, Special
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)
The Official Journal of the National Association for Gifted Children

Jill L. Adelson Duke University, USA
Michael S. Matthews University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

eISSN: 19349041 | ISSN: 00169862 | Current volume: 63 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Gifted Child Quarterly (GCQ) is the premier scholarly journal of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). Since 1957, GCQ has published articles that offer research findings and new and creative insights about giftedness and talent development in the context of the school, the home, and the wider society.

GCQ publishes original scholarly reviews of literature as well as quantitative or qualitative research studies that explore the characteristics of gifted students, program models, curriculum and other areas of importance in understanding and maximizing the development and education of gifted students. The journal also publishes articles that explore policy and policy implications.

All issues of GCQ are available to browse online.

Gifted Child Quarterly (GCQ) is the official journal of the National Association for Gifted Children. As a leading journal in the field, GCQ publishes original scholarly reviews of the literature and quantitative or qualitative research studies. GCQ welcomes manuscripts offering new or creative insights about giftedness and talent development in the context of the school, the home, and the wider society. Manuscripts that explore policy and policy implications are also welcome.

Associate Editors
Seon-Young Lee Seoul National University, South Korea
Katie McClarty Questar Assessment, Inc.
Kate Snyder University of Louisville, USA
Associate Editor - Social Media
Christina M. Amspaugh University of Virginia, USA
Assistant Editor
Caroline Pittard University of Louisville, USA
Editorial Review Board
Cheryll M. Adams Ball State University, USA
Don Ambrose Rider University, USA
Christina M. Amspaugh University of Virginia, USA
Susan Assouline University of Iowa, USA
Lori Bland George Mason University, USA
Catherine Brighton University of Virginia, USA
Linda E. Brody Johns Hopkins University, USA
Nina K. Buchanan University of Hawaii, USA
Carolyn Callahan University of Virginia, USA
Carol Carman University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
Soekee Cho St John's University, New York
Pamela Clinkenbeard University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, USA
Nicholas Colangelo University of Iowa, USA
David Yun Dai University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
Jeff Danielian National Association for Gifted Children, USA
Felicia Dixon Ball State University, USA
Dante D. Dixson Wayne State University, USA
David Feldman Tufts University, USA
Megan Foley-Nicpon The University of Iowa, USA
Carlton J. Fong Texas State University, USA
Reva Friedman-Nimz University of Kansas, USA
Marcia Gentry Purdue University, USA
Jeffrey Gilger University of California, Merced, USA
Cindy Gilson University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Amy Graefe University of Northern Colorado, USA
E. Jean Gubbins University of Connecticut, USA
Thomas Hebert University of South Carolina, USA
Nancy Hertzog The University of Washington
Jaret Hodges Duke University, USA
Francis Huang University of Missouri, USA
Scott Hunsaker Utah State University, USA
Jane Mary Jarvis Flinders University, Australia
Susan Johnsen Baylor University, USA
Jennifer L. Jolly University of Alabama, USA
Jae Yup Jared Jung The University of New South Wales, Australia
Leonie Kronborg Monash University
Joni Lakin Auburn University, USA
Catherine Little University of Connecticut, USA
Ann Lupkowski Shoplik University of Iowa, USA
Matthew C. Makel Duke University, Durham, USA
C. June Maker University of Arizona, USA
Dona Matthews Psychoeducational Consultant, Toronto, Canada
Matthew McBee East Tennessee State University, USA
Betsy McCoach University of Connecticut, USA
Angie L. Miller Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Erin Miller Bridgewater
Sidney M. Moon Purdue University, USA
Tonya R. Moon University of Virginia, USA
F. Richard Olenchak Purdue University, USA
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius Northwestern University, USA
Nielsen Pereira Purdue University, USA
Christoph Perleth University of Rostock, Germany
Scott J. Peters University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, USA
Jonathan Plucker Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Karen Rambo-Hernandez Texas A&M University
Joseph S. Renzulli University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Anne Rinn The University of North Texas
Jennifer Ritchotte University of Northern Colorado, USA
Ann Robinson University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Kristy A. Robinson Michigan State University, USA
Nancy Robinson The University of Washington
Karen Rogers University of St. Thomas, USA
Lisa Rubenstein Ball State University, USA
James B. Schreiber Duquesne University, USA
Bruce M. Shore McGill University, Canada
Susen R. Smith University of New South Wales, Australia
Bharath Sriraman University of Montana, USA
Tamra Stambaugh Vanderbilt University, USA
Alane Starko Eastern Michigan University, USA
Kristen Stephens Duke University, NC, USA
Carol Tieso College of William & Mary, USA
Joyce L. VanTassel-Baska College of William & Mary, USA
Miriam Vock University of Potsdam, Germany
Jonathan Wai University of Arkansas, USA
Russell T. Warne Utah Valley University
Karen Westberg University of St. Thomas, USA
Hope Wilson University of North Florida, USA
Joshua Wilson University of Delaware, USA
Frank C. Worrell University of California, Berkeley, USA
Echo Wu Murray State University, USA
Albert Ziegler Friedrich Alexader University Erlangen-Numberg
Perry A. Zirkel Lehigh University, USA
National Association for Gifted Children—Board of Directors
Sally Krisel President
Jonathan Plucker John Hopkins University
George Betts Past President
Tarek C. Grantham President Appointment
Stephen L. Pruitt Presidential Appointment
Lauri Kirsch Governance Secretary
Stuart Omdal Treasurer
Ellen Honeck At-Large Member
Angela Housand At-Large Member
Kristina Collins At-Large Member
Jennifer Jolly At-Large Member
Dina Brulles School/District Representative
Laurie Croft Network Representative
Tracy Inman Western Kentucky University, USA
Cheryl McCullough State Representative
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    Author Submission Guidelines for all submissions

    Author Submission Checklist for all submissions


    Types of Manuscripts and Their Specific Guidelines:

    • Feature Articles (see general Guidelines): share research findings and new, creative insights about giftedness, talent development, creativity, advanced academics, and individual differences in all contexts
    • Methods Briefs: are instructive and address quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods topics within the context of our field so that the practice of gifted education research may be improved
    • Research Brief Reports: report research that does not warrant a full Feature Article (e.g., a replication or extension of a previously-published study, an executive summary of a large study or group of studies, research that has an original empirical or theoretical contribution but is smaller or narrower in scope)
    • Registered Reports: submit research plans prior to the research being conducted so that peer-review feedback may inform the research, helping to minimize bias in science


    All authors should read the Author Submission Guidelines prior to submitting. While preparing to submit, authors are encouraged to check their manuscript using the Author Submission Checklist, which summarizes the Guidelines. We provide additional information for Methods Briefs, Research Brief Reports, and Registered Reports, which also should be consulted. Manuscripts that do not meet the requirements on the Guidelines/Checklist will be returned for corrections before being reviewed.

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at, where authors will be required to set up an online account in the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. Submission of a manuscript implies a commitment by the author to publish in the journal upon acceptance, and the Editors assume that any manuscript submitted to GCQ is not currently under consideration by any other journal.

    Specific questions or inquiries should be directed to the editorial team at

    Manuscripts submitted through the SAGE Track system are first checked for conformity to the Submission Guidelines. Manuscripts that meet formatting and content guidelines are then sent out for masked peer review. Each manuscript typically is assigned to a specific editor and associate editor who guide the manuscript through the peer review process. These editorial staff members select and invite four or more external reviewers within the SAGE Track system. The assigned associate editor uses reviewers' recommendations to make publication recommendations for the manuscript. After reviewing the manuscript and the recommendations of the reviewers and assigned associate editor, the assigned editor makes the final publication decision and communicates it to the author. Typically, this process takes 2 to 4 months from the time of initial submission of the manuscript to sharing the initial decision with the corresponding author.

    For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self-author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    Author’s Rights and Responsibilities

    For more information, please refer to the SAGE Manuscript Submission Guidelines.


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