Editors: Margo Mastropieri, George Mason University
  Thomas Scruggs, George Mason University

Exceptional Children, an official journal of The Council for Exceptional Children, publishes original research and analyses that focus on the education and development of exceptional infants, toddlers, children, youth, and adults. This includes descriptions of research, research reviews, methodological reviews of the literature, data-based position papers, and policy analyses. Exceptional Children publishes quantitative, qualitative, and single-subject design studies.

Articles published in Exceptional Children must have implications for research, practice, or policy in special or gifted education. Although Exceptional Children publishes research studies that examine the effectiveness of specific interventions, it does not publish descriptions of instructional procedures except as a part of an intervention study or classroom materials, accounts of personal experiences, letters to the editor, book or test reviews, and anecdotal single case studies. Non-data-based reports on innovative techniques, programs, policies, or models as well as studies involving a pretest-posttest only design with no comparison condition are also not published in Exceptional Children. Investigations involving questionnaires and survey are generally not published unless the sample is reasonably representative of the population being studied.

  • Impact Factor: 2.766
  • Ranked: highest Special Education print journal
  • Source: 2011 Journal Citation ReportsĀ® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)
  • For more information about Exceptional Children Journal and the Council for Exceptional Children please visit CEC's Exceptional Children site.
  • To submit an article for consideration, visit SAGETrack.
  • Contact the Editors:

    Tom Scruggs, Editor
    Margo Mastropieri, Editor
    Exceptional Children
    George Mason University
    College of Education and Human Development
    Mail Stop Number 1F2
    Fairfax, VA 22030-4444