The International Journal of
Nurture in Education

The Journal presents the latest research on how nurture principles and practice improve pupils’ socio-emotional functioning and academic achievement.

Research demonstrating nurture groups’ effectiveness tends to be spread over publications in different academic fields. The IJNE is therefore designed as a central hub for all relevant nurture research and findings.

The Journal is aimed at researchers in the field, practising psychologists, special needs practitioners, school leaders, nurture practitioners, consultants, local authority officers, and any other professionals who are concerned with improving schools.

Call for papers for Volume 9 of the International Journal of Nurture in Education

On behalf of the International Journal of Nurture in Education, the editorial advisory board is issuing a call for research-led papers relating to nurture and the wider application of nurturing principles in education.

The advisory board welcomes papers exploring themes related to the effectiveness of nurture groups, nurture in education, whole-school approaches to nurture and related subjects in the field of social and emotional wellbeing. The intention of the Journal is to present the most up-to-date research on how nurture principles and practice improve the socio-emotional functioning and academic achievements of children and young people.

Topics of particular interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Longitudinal studies investigating changes in social emotional behavioural difficulties following nurture provision
  • Views of nurture children and/or parents
  • Application of nurture in educational settings
  • Application of nurture principles to the whole school
  • Role of the senior leadership to promote and support nurture in school
  • Quantitative data from the Boxall Profile® and other tools measuring social emotional and mental health difficulties (eg. SDQ, BIOS)
  • Support and supervision of staff engaged in social and emotional dimensions of education
  • Professional development of staff in social and emotional dimensions of education

Manuscripts should not exceed 6,000 words excluding an abstract of under 200 words and references. Further guidance on writing and submitting a paper can be found here:

Authors should submit their manuscripts for double-blind peer review before midday 6th February 2023.

For any queries, or to submit your manuscript, please contact the Editor, Tristan Middleton via email at tmiddleton1@glos.ac.uk  

Journals

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IJNE Volume 8 – 2022

The International Journal of Nurture in Education (Volume 8) We are delighted to present the eighth volume of the International Journal of Nurture in Education – the only journal solely…
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IJNE Volume 7 – 2021

The International Journal of Nurture in Education (Volume 7) We are delighted to present the seventh volume of the International Journal of Nurture in Education – the only journal solely…
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IJNE Volume 6 – 2020

The International Journal of Nurture in Education (Volume 6) We are delighted to present the sixth volume of the International Journal of Nurture in Education – the only journal solely…
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IJNE Volume 5 – 2019

The International Journal of Nurture in Education (Volume 5) We are delighted to present the fifth volume of the International Journal of Nurture in Education – the only journal solely…
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IJNE Volume 4 – 2018

The International Journal of Nurture in Education (Volume 4) We are delighted to present the fourth volume of the International Journal of Nurture in Education – the only journal solely…
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IJNE Volume 3 – 2017

The International Journal of Nurture in Education (Volume 3) It is a pleasure to welcome you to our third annual issue of the International Journal of Nurture in Education. The…

Our editorial board

Editors

Tristan Middleton - University of Gloucestershire
tmiddleton1@glos.ac.uk

Editorial advisory board

Dr Carol Brown - Oxford Brookes University
Prof Liberato Camilleri - University of Malta
Dr Valerie Cavioni - University of Milano-Bicocca
Prof Carmel Cefai - University of Malta
Dr Marianne Coleman
Dr David Colley - Oxford Brookes University
Prof Caroline Couture - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Prof Helen Cowie - University of Surrey
Dr Susan Davis - Cardiff Metropolitan University
Kim Insley - University College London Institute of Education
Prof Tommy MacKay - University of Strathclyde
Dr Alison Pyle - Learning and Improvement Service Camden Council
Dr Tina Rae - University of East London
Dr Mark Turner - Real Group

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Contributions guidelines

If you’re interested in submitting a manuscript for publication in the IJNE, you can send it via email to the Editor, Tristan Middleton (tmiddleton1@glos.ac.uk). 

There is no fee to publish an article in the IJNE.

Please note that we only accept manuscripts during calls for papers.

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure that it follows our guidelines, which you can download below.