Gifted Child Quarterly

GCQ cover April 2014.jpgGifted Child Quarterly (GCQ) is the scholarly journal of the National Association for Gifted Children. Since 1957, GCQ has published manuscripts offering new information 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 and qualitative  research studies written by experts in gifted education and related fields. The journal also publishes manuscripts reviewing policy and policy implications and offers reviews and critiques of books and tests with an emphasis on scholarly texts, texts with policy implications, or instruments with potential use in assessing gifted children and youth. In addition, GCQ on occasion publishes special issues devoted to current topics of interest to the field.

NAGC individual members now have free electronic access to the entire library of GCQ articles back to Volume 1. 

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GCQ Editors

Dr. D. Betsy McCoach and Dr. Del Siegle of the University of Connecticut are co-editors of GCQ.  Contact them.

Special Issue on Poverty and Giftedness:  Call for Proposals

Children of high academic potential from low-income backgrounds face considerable challenges in achieving academic excellence, particularly as compared to their more economically advantaged peers. Nearly all states show large excellence gaps between children living in poverty and those who are not. Gifted Child Quarterly is soliciting manuscripts on gifted education and poverty for a special issue to be co-edited by Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Tamra Stambaugh. We are interested in empirical and theoretical work from within and outside the field of gifted education on the intersection of advanced potential and the challenges of poverty, including emphasis on issues presented by low income at both the family level and the school level. Submitted papers will go through a full peer review process, with reviews by experts in gifted and talented education and in understanding the influence of poverty on educational systems and outcomes.

If you are interested in writing for the special issue, please submit a brief summary of the content of the paper/study (3-5 pages), with a list of any co-contributors/co-authors and their contact information.

The timeline for the special issue is as follows:

  • January 22, 2016: Article proposal deadline
    • February 26, 2016: Proposal status notification deadline
    • September 30, 2016: Full papers due
    • November 15, 2016: Review deadline
    • January 15, 2017: Revisions due
    • March 1, 2017: Final manuscripts to the publisher
  • June, 2017:  Publication of the Gifted Child Quarterly special issue

Please submit article proposals for the special issue on gifted education and poverty to Gifted Child Quarterly  by January 22, 2016. If you have any questions about the special issue, please contact the editors.


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