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2.3.9 Developing a manuscript: Publishing in Gifted and Talented International

What does a researcher, a PhD student, or early career academic need to consider if they want to convert their research into a publication for Gifted and Talented International (GTI), which is the journal of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children? In this session, the editors will individually share their ideas and insights on how they go about developing a manuscript for publication. They will discuss a range of questions that researchers who want their work published need to consider. What do the GTI guidelines advise?


Leonie Kronborg
Monash University

Dr. Leonie Kronborg, Senior Lecturer and Co-ordinator of Postgraduate Studies in Gifted Education at the Faculty of Education, Monash University teaches gifted education at pre-service and post graduate level, and supervises PhD students with research interests in gifted education and talent development. She is a past president of the Australian Association for the Education of Gifted Children and elected Executive Member of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, 2013-2017. She gained the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013; is Co-Editor of Gifted and Talented International journal and on the Editorial Board of Australasian Journal of Gifted Education.

C. June Maker
University of Arizona
United States

C. June Maker, PhD, professor in the department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona, prepares professors in special education and education of the gifted. She is an associate editor for Gifted and Talented International and the International Journal of Research in Education, and an Editorial Board member for other international journals. In 2015, she received the International Research Award from WCGTC and Doctor of Letters Degree from Western Kentucky University. Her research is on performance-based assessments and creativity development. She is a frequent keynote speaker. The website for her project, DISCOVER, is, and her email is

Nielsen Pereira
Purdue University
United States

Nielsen Pereira is an Assistant Professor of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University. His research interests include the design and assessment of learning in varied gifted and talented education contexts, understanding gifted and talented student experiences in talent development programs, and conceptual and measurement issues in the identification of gifted and talented populations. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Gifted and Talented International and on the editorial board member for the Journal of Advanced Academics and Gifted Child Quarterly. He taught English as a second language for 12 years in public schools and language institutes in Brazil.

Ann Robinson*

Ann Robinson, PhD, professor in the School of Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is the Founding Director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education. She is an associate editor for Gifted and Talented International and former editor of Gifted Child Quarterly. She also serves as an Alternate Delegate to the WCGTC. Her research is on evidence-based practices in gifted education and on biography as a qualitative method and as a curricular intervention for talent development. She currently collaborates on international research projects with colleagues in Australia, Canada, and Germany. The website for the Mahony Center is

Barbara Kerr*

Barbara Kerr is Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas and Director of the Counseling Laboratory for the Exploration of Optimal States, which provides both face to face and online services to creative people. Her research concerns the development of talent across domains, with a particular emphasis on gender issues and creativity. She is a licensed psychologist and Fellow of the American Psychological Association.She is lead author of the Smart Girls series of books and of Smart Boys, as well as six other books and over a hundred articles on giftedness, creativity, and talent.


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