Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Early childhood research journal (ECRJ) is a scientific journal of early childhood education program of FKIP University of Surakarta focusing on publication of scientific research result conducted by UMS's internal and external academicians, especially in early childhood education. Early childhood research journal (ECRJ) publishes scientific articles in the field of pure and applied science about early childhood education including innovative and creative learning and teaching on early childhood education, early detection of early childhood development, early childhood studies and nutrition and health. The article is a research article, a study or a critical and comprehensive scientific study of the important and current issues covered by the journal Early childhood research journal (ECRJ).


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Prospective authors should consult the author guidelines prior to submitting their works. All submissions are double blind reviewed by peer reviewers


Publication Frequency

ECRJ is published two times a year in every june and december


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Plagiarism Policy

ECRJ of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS)   recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable for all author and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified by REGISTER  JOURNAL  anti-plagiarism software detection (we are using iThenticate.com )  in an article that is submitted for publication.
Plagiarism is copying another person’s text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. You must both delineate (i.e., separate and identify) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism.  Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course."

This definition of plagiarism applies for copied text and ideas:
 1. Regardless of the source of the copied text or idea.
 2. Regardless of whether the author(s) of the text or idea which you have copied actually copied that  text or idea from another source.
 3. Regardless of whether or not the authorship of the text or idea which you copy is known
 4. Regardless of the nature of your text (journal paper/article, web page, book chapter, paper submitted for a college course, etc) into which you copy the text or idea
 5. Regardless of whether or not the author of the source of the copied material gives permission for the material to be copied; and
 6.  Regardless of whether you are or are not the author of the source of the copied text or idea (self-plagiarism).
When plagiarism is identified by the Plagiarism Checker  software,  the Editorial Board responsible for the review of this paper and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article in agreement with the following guidelines:
Minor Plagiarism
A small sentence or short paragraph of another manuscript is plagiarized without any significant data or idea taken from the other papers or publications.
Punishment: A warning is given to the authors and a request to change the manuscript and properly cite the original sources.
Intermediate Plagiarism
A significant data, paragraph, or sentence of an article is plagiarized without proper citation to the original source.
Punishment: The submitted article is automatic rejected.
Severe Plagiarism
A large portion of an article is plagiarized that involves many aspects such as reproducing original results (data, formulation, equation, law, statement, etc.), ideas, and methods presented in other publications.
Punishment: The paper is automatic rejected and the authors are forbidden to submit further articles to the journal.