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Gifted Children: Vol. 5: Iss. 2, Article 1


Welcome to the 2nd issue of volume 5 of Gifted Children, the electronic journal of the AERA Special Interest Group (SIG) for Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent. It is with great excitement that I announce several major changes to Gifted Children. The SIG leadership decided last year at the annual AERA meeting to change the journal to a peer-reviewed format, with SIG executive committee members serving as editorial board reviewers. In addition, Marcia Gentry worked with Purdue University Libraries to establish online manuscript submission and publication for the journal. As a result, all future issues of Gifted Children will be processed and published through the Libraries’ Purdue e-Pubs system and all previous issues of Gifted Children are now available in this system. The first issue using Purdue e-Pubs was published in December 2011, and this current issue is the first peer-reviewed issue of Gifted Children using the e-Pubs system for handling manuscripts. Already I have noticed that using this system results in a streamlined approach for finding reviewers, communicating with authors, and publishing the journal. I am also delighted to report that changing Gifted Children to a peer-reviewed journal has resulted in more manuscript submissions. I am no longer begging for submissions! Visit to view past issues of Gifted Children, as well as to submit new manuscripts for consideration for publication in the journal.