Infants & Young Children

Editor-in-Chief: Mary Beth Bruder, PhD
ISSN: 0896-3746
Online ISSN: 1550-5081
Frequency: 4 issues / year
Impact Factor: 0.239
Open Access Announcement

We are pleased to announce that a hybrid Open Access option is now available on Infants & Young Children!

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LWW’s hybrid Open Access option is offered to authors whose articles have been accepted for publication. With this choice, authors of accepted peer-reviewed articles have the choice to pay a fee to allow perpetual unrestricted online access to their published article to readers globally, immediately upon publication. The article processing charge for IYC is $2,000. The article processing charge for authors funded by the Research Councils UK (RCUK) is $2,540. The publication fee is charged on acceptance of the article and should be paid within 30 days by credit card by the author, funding agency or institution. Payment must be received in full for the article to be published open access. All articles are subject to the journal’s standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

LWW’s hybrid Open Access publishing offers authors, institutions, research funding agencies and others high-quality publishing services including:

• Innovative publishing platform from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
• Global distribution of freely available, quality open access research on our journals platform
• Article deposit in PubMed Central
• Rapid publication
• Rigorous peer review
• High-quality editorial services and support
• Compliance with federal funding mandates such as NIH, RCUK, and Wellcome Trust

We are pleased to offer this new publishing option, and encourage you to consult the journal’s Information for Authors section and the Open Access page for complete details.

Thank you for your continued support of Infants & Young Children.


From the Editor . . .

Synergy had been defined as 1) the increased effectiveness that results when two or more people or entities work together; and, 2) the interaction of elements that when combined, produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.

This concept serves as the foundation of effective and efficient early childhood intervention (ECI).

Synergy begins with the core of ECI: families. A relationship between a family and their child's ECI service providers is created at the beginning of a family's journey in ECI, and continues throughout every phase of service delivery: assessment, design, delivery and evaluation. The relationship should be one of respect and trust, with the result being a partnership between a family and service providers for the child's benefit. If a partnership is not apparent in every interaction a family member has with ECI providers, they will disengage. One result of this being fewer opportunities to focus on facilitating the child's development and behavior in collaboration with service providers. As the family is with their child far more often and across many more activities than a service provider, the overall efficiency and subsequent effectiveness of learning will be diminished for the child.

Read the full Editorial here...

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In collaboriation with the International Society on Early Intervention, one article from each issue of Infants & Young Children is selected to be made OPEN and FREE for all.

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