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Gifted Child Quarterly

The Official Journal of the National Association for Gifted Children

eISSN: 19349041 | ISSN: 00169862 | Current volume: 68 | 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.

Individual member subscriptions: All individual member subscriptions are handled through the National Association for Gifted Children. For more information, visit


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. The GCQ audience includes researchers and educators around the world. As such, manuscripts should offer findings relevant to giftedness and talent development across multiple national and cultural settings.

Jennifer Riedl Cross William & Mary, USA
Associate Editors
Andrea Dawn Frazier Columbus State University, USA
Sakhavat Mammadov University of Georgia, USA
Angie L. Miller Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Administrative Editorial Assistant
Anyesha Mishra William & Mary, USA
Social Media Editorial Assistant
Dana L. Lockhart William & Mary, USA
Editorial Advisory Board
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius Northwestern University, USA
Franzis Preckel University of Trier, Germany
Joseph S. Renzulli University of Connecticut, USA
James B. Schreiber Duquesne University, USA
Beverly J. Vandiver The Ohio State University, USA
Frank C. Worrell University of California, Berkeley, USA
Editorial Review Board
Selcuk Acar University of North Texas, USA
Cheryll M. Adams Ball State University, USA
Jill Adelson Adelson Research & Consulting, LLC, USA
Brittany Anderson University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Susan Assouline University of Iowa, USA
Kadir Bahar University of Georgia, USA
Fred Bonner II Prairie View A&M University, USA
Nina K. Buchanan University of Hawaii, USA
Carolyn Callahan University of Virginia, USA
Carol Carman University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
Ashley Y. Carpenter William & Mary, USA
Soekee Cho St John's University, New York, USA
Pamela Clinkenbeard University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, USA
Nicholas Colangelo University of Iowa, USA
Tracy L. Cross William & Mary, USA
Jeff Danielian National Association for Gifted Children, USA
Felicia Dixon Ball State University, USA
Dante D. Dixson Michigan State University, USA
Holmes Finch Ball State University, USA
Maria Hernandez Finch Ball State University, USA
Chandra Floyd William & Mary, USA
Allison Fowler Spalding University, USA
Marcin Gierczyk University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Cindy Gilson University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Amy Graefe University of Northern Colorado, USA
Tarek C. Grantham University of Georgia, USA
Thomas Hébert University of South Carolina, USA
Nancy Hertzog University of Washington, USA
Jaret Hodges University of North Texas, USA
Jennifer L. Jolly University of Alabama, USA
Jae Yup Jared Jung The University of New South Wales, Australia
Mihyeon Kim William & Mary, USA
Leonie Kronborg Monash University, Australia
Joni Lakin University of Alabama, USA
Kristen Lamb University of Alabama, USA
Brandon LeBeau University of Iowa, USA
Lindsay Lee East Tennessee State University, USA
Seon-Young Lee Seoul National University, South Korea
Ann Lupkowski Shoplik University of Iowa, USA
Matthew C. Makel University of Calgary, Canada
C. June Maker University of Arizona, USA
Michael Matthews University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Renae D. Mayes University of Arizona, USA
Erin Miller Bridgewater College, USA
Tonya R. Moon University of Virginia, USA
Rachel Mun University of North Texas, USA
Megan Foley-Nicpon The University of Iowa, USA
Angela Novak East Carolina University, USA
Uzeyir Ogurlu Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, USA
F. Richard Olenchak Purdue University, USA
Paula Olszewski-Kubilius Northwestern University, USA
Nielsen Pereira Purdue University, USA
Scott J. Peters NWEA, Portland, OR, USA
Jeb Puryear University of Montana, USA
Karen Rambo-Hernandez Texas A&M University, USA
Lisa Ridgley Adelson Research & Consulting, LLC, USA
Anne Rinn The University of North Texas, USA
Jennifer Robins Baylor University, USA
Ann Robinson University of Arkansas, 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 Whitworth University, USA
Jonathan Wai University of Arkansas, USA
National Association for Gifted Children—Board of Directors
Shelagh Gallagher President
Lauri Kirsch Past President
Catherine Little President Elect
Tamra Stambaugh Treasurer
Michelle Swain Governance Secretary
Dante Dixson At-Large Member
Christine Deitz State Representative
Nancy Hertzog At-Large Member
Tracy Inman Parent Representative
D. Betsy McCoach University of Connecticut, USA
Dornswalo Wilkins-McCorey At-Large Member
Kristie Speirs Neumeister At-Large Member
Jennifer Stancil Presidential Appointment
Antonia Szymanski Network Representative
Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott University of West Georgia, USA
April Wells School/District 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.

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Author’s Rights and Responsibilities

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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.

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