© International Society on Infant Studies (ISIS)
Edited By: Martha Ann Bell
Impact Factor: 1.725
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 32/68 (Psychology Developmental)
Online ISSN: 1532-7078
Infancy is the official journal of the International Society on Infant Studies. The Journal emphasizes the highest quality original research on normal and aberrant infant development during the first 2 years. Research from children older than 2 years of age may be included if the results add to an understanding of infant development. Most of the research will involve human infants, although some infant animal work may also be included. The criteria for acceptance will be rigorous science with logical arguments and conclusions. Any theoretical approach is welcome; the reporting and discussion of statistical effect size when appropriate, as recommended in the APA publication manual, is required. The emphasis of the journal is on original research articles and brief reports (3,000 words), but target articles with peer commentary will also be included, as well as thematic collections with peer commentary. A unique aspect of the journal is that authors will have the opportunity to submit additional archival material such as color photographs, sound files, QuickTime movies, and large data sets to the companion web page, Infancy Archives (www.infancyarchives.com), which will accompany each issue of the Journal.
Research Articles: Original research articles that present recent research findings (typically multiple experiments) related to infancy or infant development.
Brief Reports: Short research articles (up to 3,000 words of text) that present recent research findings related to infancy or infant development.
Target Articles With Peer Commentary: Theoretical or research-based articles that present recent research findings and/or theoretical ideas related to infancy or infant development. Peer commentary will follow target articles; authors are invited to submit suggestions for peer commentators.
Thematic Collections With Peer Commentary: Three or four research-based articles from independent laboratories that contribute new findings on a common topic related to infancy or infant development. Thematic collections will include peer commentary as well. Authors are invited to submit suggestions for commentators along with the submitted collection of articles.
Submission of Manuscripts: Manuscripts should be submitted to Infancy via the Manuscript Central site located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hifc by one of the authors of the manuscript. The Corresponding author should be designated and that author is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and review process. New users can create an account on Manuscript Central and then submit a manuscript using the Author Center. To facilitate the anonymous review process, every effort should be made by the Corresponding author that the manuscript contains no information as to the identity of the authors.
The Manuscript Central site will ask authors to verify that the paper has neither been published nor simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere and to verify that the research complied with the American Psychological Association (APA) ethical standards for the treatment of participants. Information regarding APA standards is available at http://www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html
All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to reprint or adapt a figure or table or to reprint a quotation exceeding the limits of fair use. For additional information about permissions, please visit http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1532-7078/homepage/Permissions.html. Reprints of individual articles will be available for order at the time page proofs are provided to the corresponding author.
References. Contributors should follow the guidelines specified in the most recent edition of the APA Publication Manual for reference style in both the text and the reference list, and check consistency in spelling and dates between the two.
Color Reproduction. Infancy is published in black and white. Any figures provided in color will be published in black and white in print and in color online. Color can be purchased for print manufacturing. Please contact the editorial office for color cost estimates. For more information on figure guidelines, please visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp
OnlineOpen. OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms
Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:
Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.
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Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version
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If you decide to select the OnlineOpen option, please use the links below to obtain an open access agreement to sign [this will supersede the journal’s usual license agreement]. By selecting the OnlineOpen option you have the choice of the following Creative Commons License open access agreements:
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If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.
Graduate Student Authors. Beginning in 2012, the International Society on Infant Studies gives a Graduate Student Paper Award at each biennial meeting of the Society. To be eligible for the award, the graduate student must be first author of a paper published in Infancy during the previous two calendar years and the original version of the manuscript must have been submitted prior to the awarding of the PhD. To help Infancy editors identify eligible papers, graduate students who are first authors of manuscripts are encouraged to self-identify as a graduate student in the cover letter when submitting a manuscript.
Infancy Archives website: www.infancyarchives.com. Supplementary materials (e.g., visual images or sound files) submitted to the Editor in conjunction with a final accepted manuscript will be archived on this site. These materials will be limited in scope (jointly determined by the Editor and Publisher), will provide information highly useful to the readership, and will be available on-line when the PDF of the article is posted on the web.