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Gifted Education International

Gifted Education International

eISSN: 20479077 | ISSN: 02614294 | Current volume: 40 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

Founded in 1981, Gifted Education International (GEI) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides support, information and guidance on all aspects of 'gifted' education. It propagates a view of 'gifted' education that provides all learners with enrichment opportunities in order to discover their gifts, whilst at the same time acknowledging that manifest, varying individual needs require differentiated and extended curricula. A major focus is on the development of 'giftedness' across all aspects of human abilities, with an emphasis on creativity, problem-solving and self-efficacy.

The Editorial Board has always recognised the complexity of defining, identifying and nurturing 'gifted' behaviours and welcomes innovative articles that explore these themes.

GEI has been recognised as truly international since the broad policy of the Journal is to solicit articles from around the world in order to convey an informed awareness of the policies and practices of different countries. Articles should combine both theory and practice since the objective is to improve educational practice through informed psychometric and qualitative research and case studies of good practice. Another particular emphasis is on the identification and nurturing of potential giftedness in disadvantaged communities.

Gifted Education International is essential reading for teachers, parents, lecturers in education, psychologists and social workers, administrators and anyone interested in the development of equal opportunities in education.

Gifted Education International is a peer reviewed journal that provides support, information and guidance on all aspects of gifted education. It is essential reading for teachers, parents, lecturers in education, psychologists and social workers, administrators and anyone interested in the field of gifted education.

Gifted Education International aims to:

  • Awaken and develop awareness of the particular needs of gifted children
  • Disseminate information concerning relevant assessment procedures for the identification of gifted children with special emphasis on:
  • Under-achieving pupils
  • Pupils in multi-racial communities
  • Pupils from deprived backgrounds
  • Feature general activity in the development of curriculum extension materials providing reviews and information on the sources of such materials
  • Report on examples of good practice in schools thereby encouraging the sharing of ideas and experience
  • Reflect current national and international thinking with exchange of comment and views
  • Provide teachers and parents with guidance and information on courses and activities both for themselves and their children
  • A major emphasis is given to making provision for gifted children in schools. The approach is essentially a practical one dealing with problems relevant to teachers, parents and pupils.
Editor in Chief
Ugur Sak Anadolu University, Turkey
Founding Editor (1982-2016)
Belle Wallace TASC International, UK
Past Editor (2016-2020)
Michael Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University, USA
Social Media Editor
Bilge Bal Sezerel Anadolu University, Turkey
Editorial Assistant
Arda Atakaya Anadolu University, Turkey
Gamze Kayacan Anadolu University, Turkey
N. Ece Unal Anadolu University, Turkey
Advisory Board
Seokhee Cho St. John's University, USA
Tracy L. Cross William & Mary, USA
Gillian Eriksson University of Central Florida, USA
Marie Huxtable University of Cumbria, UK
James C. Kaufman University of Connecticut, USA
Todd Lubart Paris Descartes University, France
C. June Maker Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona, USA
Kobus Maree University of Pretoria, South Africa
Steven I. Pfeiffer Florida State University, USA
Sally Reis University of Connecticut, USA
Joseph S. Renzulli University of Connecticut, USA
Andrzej Sekowski JP II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
John Senior Independent Consultant, UK
Michael Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University, USA
Bruce M. Shore McGill University, Canada
Dorothy Sisk Lamar University, USA
Robert J. Sternberg Cornell University, USA
Belle Wallace TASC International, UK
Jack Whitehead University of Cumbria, UK
Frank C. Worrell University of California, Berkeley, USA
International Editorial Board
Selcuk Acar University of North Texas, USA
Doehee Ahn Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Yavuz Akbulut Anadolu University, Turkey
Anies Al-Hroub American University of Beirut, Lebanon
M. Bahadir Ayas Anadolu University, Turkey
Kadir Bahar University of Georgia, USA
Julie Ballantyne University of Queensland, Australia
Tanja Gabriele Baudson Mensa Germany, Germany
Sebastian C. Bergold TU Dortmund University, Germany
Kevin D. Besnoy University of Alabama, USA
Sheyla Blumen Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
Carol A. Carman University of Houston, USA
Hanna David Tel Aviv University, Israel
Ophélie Desmet Valdosta State University, USA
Salaheldin Farah Bakhiet King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Carmen Ferrandiz Garcia University of Murcia, Spain
Mercedes Ferrando Prieto University of Murcia, Spain
Denise Fleith University of Brasilia, Brasil
Megan Foley Nicpon University of Iowa, USA
Marcin Gierczyk University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Vlad Glaveanu Dublin City University, Ireland
Peter Gouzouasis University of British Columbia, Canada
Igor Grossmann University of Waterloo, Canada
Sule Gucyeter Usak University, Turkey
Eva Gyarmathy Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Ahmed Hemdan United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Daniel Hernández-Torrano Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Jaret Hodges University of North Texas, USA
Weiping Hu Shaanxi Normal University, China
Marcia B. Imbeau University of Arkansas, USA
Chee Keng John Wang Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jennifer L. Jolly University of Alabama, USA
Jae Yup Jared Jung The University of New South Wales, Australia
Maciej Karwowski University of Wroclaw, Poland
Fatih Kaya Istanbul Kultur University, Turkey
Todd Kettler Baylor University, USA
Immaculate Kizito Namukasa Western University, Canada
Leonie Kronborg Monash University, Australia
Yi-Lung Kuo BNU-HKBU United International College, China
C. Owen Lo University of British Columbia, Canada
Guadalupe López-Íñiguez University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
Eric Mann Hope College, USA
Omar Muammar Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Ut Na Sio University of Sheffield, UK
F. Richard Olenchak Purdue University, USA
Roland S. Persson Jönköping University, Sweden
Margaret Plunkett Federation University Australia, Australia
David D. Preiss Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Meihua Qian Clemson University, USA
Matthew R. Reynolds University of Kansas, USA
Hugo Sarmento University of Coimbra, Portugal
Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick University of South Florida, USA
Bharath Sriraman University of Montana, USA
Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott University of West Georgia, USA
Dmitry Ushakov Moscow University of Psychology and Education, Russia
Miriam Vock Universität Potsdam, Germany
Mantak Yuen University of Hong Kong, China
David Yun Dai State University of New York, USA
Moshe Zeidner University of Haifa, Israel
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Gifted Education International

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Gifted Education International will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal. Open Access options are available - see section 3.3 below.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    If you have any questions about publishing with Sage, please visit the Sage Journal Solutions Portal

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplemental material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 Sage Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information


    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Gifted Education International, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Gifted Education International publishes original research, review articles and case reports on the subject of gifted education and articles pertinent to the upliftment of education. Manuscripts can focus on any group of pupils ranging from Early Years to Tertiary.

    Manuscripts should be between 1,000 and 6,000 words in length (including references) and we encourage authors to include photographs and examples of pupils' work, subject to appropriate permissions being secured (see section 8).

    Many Book Reviews published in the journal are produced by the Senior Reviewer, John Senior. However, Gifted Education International does accept unsolicited reviews for consideration, and these will be subject to peer review, as with all submissions to the journal.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources. Sage Author Services also offers authors a variety of ways to improve and enhance their article including English language editing, plagiarism detection, and video abstract and infographic preparation.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Gifted Education International uses an anonymized peer-review process and ensures that each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. First, the editor reviews the manuscript. If a manuscript does not meet the manuscript requirements or is not consistent with the journal’s purpose, it is not forwarded for peer review. Reviewers evaluate manuscripts on their importance, quality and originality of the work, and clarity of writing. Reviewers may be chosen from the journal’s International Editorial Board, or external based on subject expertise. The Editor-in-Chief makes preliminary editorial decisions based on reviewers’ evaluations. Editorial decisions may be acceptable with editing, minor revision, major revision, or rejection.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Third party submissions
    Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

    • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
    • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
    • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

    Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

    2.4 Funding

    Gifted Education International requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Gifted Education International encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the Sage Journal Author Gateway

    2.6 Research Data

    The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the Sage Research Data policy pages.

    Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:

    • share your research data in a relevant public data repository
    • include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
    • cite this data in your research

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Gifted Education International and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Sage the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than Sage. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the Sage Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Gifted Education International offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme and Open Access agreements, where authors can publish open access either discounted or free of charge depending on the agreement with Sage. Find out if your institution is participating by visiting Open Access Agreements at Sage. For more information on Open Access publishing options at Sage please visit Sage Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Sage after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files

    4.4 Reference style

    Gifted Education International adheres to the APA reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Gifted Education International is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit Gifted Education International to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact the Editorial Office at the following address:

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized. 

    The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the Sage Author Gateway

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 Sage Production

    Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the Sage Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Gifted Education International editorial office as follows:

    Individual Subscription, Print Only

    Institutional Subscription, E-access

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content)

    Institutional Subscription, Print Only

    Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)

    Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998)

    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, Combined Plus Backfile (Current Volume Print & All Online Content)

    Individual, Single Print Issue

    Institutional, Single Print Issue