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Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Emilia Exchange is a quarterly periodical published by the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) that focuses on the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education. Innovations was developed in 1992 through an agreement with Loris Malaguzzi, the founder of the Reggio Emilia educational project, and the Innovations editors continue to work in collaboration with Reggio Children and the Istituzione, Preschools and Infant-Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy.
The mission of Innovations is to provide an ongoing professional development resource that respectfully represents the values and educational principles of the municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools in Reggio Emilia as well as those of educators in schools, centers, universities, and colleges in North America and beyond who are actively engaged in the study of the Reggio Emilia Approach with children, colleagues, and families in their community.
NAREA is interested in articles:
In general, Innovations articles address pertinent issues for the Reggio-inspired early childhood and primary school community, including:
When submitting an article to Innovations, please follow the following formatting and submission guidelines:
Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged via email. Submissions will be reviewed based on their contribution to the field, timeliness, freshness of approach, and clarity and cohesiveness of presentation. Articles selected for publication are considered a contribution to the profession; authors do not receive fees or royalties. Innovations does not accept previously published articles or adaptations of previously published articles, whether published in print or electronic format. Term papers by students of higher education are not published in Innovations.
The review process generally takes two to four months from receipt of manuscript. After review by the editors, the author will be informed via email about the possibility of publication in Innovations. The editors may decide that an article could be considered for publication after suggested revisions are made. Once revisions are made, the author can re-submit the article. It is also a possibility that the editors find an article unsuitable for publication in Innovations and may suggest another vehicle for publication. Articles published in the Spring, Summer, and Winter issues of Innovations are not subject to external peer-review; the NAREA editorial team reviews them and has final decision on publishing. Articles may be kept in the queue for future publication.
If an article is approved for publication, the editors will decide in which issue it will be published and notify the author(s). If not previously submitted, authors must submit their bio paragraph, head shot, and photographic releases at this time. The editors will review, edit, and prepare the article for publication. The edited draft will be returned to the author(s) for approval prior to publication along with a copy of the Innovations Periodical Publishing Agreement, which the author(s) must sign and return within a week. Authors grant NAREA an irrevocable, royalty-free license to publish and distribute their article in Innovations, and to publish the article in any media, whether paper or electronic.
Innovations regularly features a review of a recent or historical book, video, or other resource material. NAREA is interested in book, video, or resource material reviews that reflect the Reggio Emilia Approach, including: projects in Reggio Emilia, Italy, or other areas of the world; issues in early childhood education; and/or innovative approaches in early childhood education.
When submitting a review to Innovations, please consider the following:
Please follow the following formatting and submission guidelines:
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