Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists


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Assoc. Prof.  Hasan Said TORTOP

Istanbul Aydin University, Faculty of Education, Special Education Department, Gifted Education Division, Istanbul, TURKEY.  E-mail: . Phone: + 90 5053835795 

Assoc. Prof. Hasan Said TORTOP is a Assoc. Prof. of Special Education in the School of Education of Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is researches on science education in advanced learners, gifted education, special education and curriculum and instruction at gifted education.  Assoc. Prof. Tortop is an editor, assoc. editor, consultant editor, and reviewer for more than 5 international journals which are deal with gifted education, science education and higher education. He has around 35 articles dealt with gifted and science education, which has been published in national and international journals. Assoc. Prof. Tortop is head of Special Education Department at Istanbul Aydün University since January 2017. Besides, he is coordinator of Education Program for the Gifted Students with University (EPGBU).

Research interests: Gifted education, science education in advanced learners, curriculum and instruction at gifted education, higher education, environmental education.

Associate Editors

Prof. Franz MONKS
Radboud University Nijmegen, NETHERLAND. E-mail:

Prof.Dr. Franz J. Mönks became a member of the Department of Developmental Psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 1962 and in 1967 he became full professor and head of the same department. In 1988 he was awarded a professorship on a newly established chair at the Radboud University Nijmegen The Development of Gifted Children, and he also became director of the newly founded Center for the Study of Giftedness (CSG) there. Mönks has published and edited numerous books and articles about developmental psychology and gifted education. In cooperation with Prof. Kurt Heller from the University of Munich (Germany), Prof. Robert Sternberg from Tufts University (USA), and Rena Subotnik from the American Psychological Association Center for Gifted Education Policy (USA), he is an editor of International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent, Second Edition (2000). Dr. Mönks was elected as president of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA) in 1992, and again in 1996; he was elected for the third time in 2004. He served as Vice-President of WCGTC from 1989 until his first election to the ECHA presidency. At present he is Professor Emeritus at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has been and is currently involved at the University of Münster (Germany) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in matters related to gifted education and gifted education research.  In addition, he teaches courses throughout Europe leading to specialization in gifted education.

Research interests; gifted education

Prof.Dr. Hanna DAVID 
Tel Aviv University (Emirata), ISRAEL. E-mail:

Hanna David, PhD was born in Jaffa in 1952 to a father immigrating to Israel from Vienna in 1938, and Hungarian mother, a survivor of Auschwitz. Prof. David has become a popular counselor for gifted students, with or without disabilities; a known expert of gifted education in Israel and abroad, an often invited lecturer in national and international conferences and meetings; an expert evaluator for the European commission, and a prolific writer of 12 books and over 150 articles. She has taught in 5 other high education institutions, including the MA counseling program at the Ben Gurion University, and instructed many students in the fields of gifted education, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and educational psychology.

Research interests: Gifted education.

Prof. Dr. Ann ROBINSON

Gifted and Talented Education
Office: DKSN 419G
Office Phone: 501.569.3428

Ann Robinson is Professor of Educational Psychology and founding Director of the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a former editor of the Gifted Child Quarterly, served as the Past President of the National Association for Gifted Children and Distinguished Scholar, and received the Early Leader, the Early Scholar, and the Distinguished Service Awards from the Association. In 2004, she and co-author Sidney Moon received the Gifted Child Quarterly Paper Year Award for a qualitative study, 'The National Study of State and Local Advocacy in Gifted Education'. With Shore, Cornell and Ward, Ann co-authored Recommended Practices in Gifted Education: A Critical Analysis which was identified as one of the 50 most influential works in Gifted Education by the Research and Evaluation Division of the National Association for Gifted Children. She was a charter board member of the Special Interest Group on Giftedness, Creativity and Talent of the American Educational Research Association. In 2000, Ann was recognized as the Purdue University Alumna of Distinction for the College of Education. Her own institution honored her with the University Award of Faculty Excellence in Research in 1999 and in 2012 and the University Award for Public Service in 2001. Ann is the Past President of the Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education, the Past President of the Arkansas Association of Gifted Education Administrators, and is active in advocacy at the state and national levels. She was honored by the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library for her public service to Arkansas and was named “A Visionary” by The Arkansas Times in 2013. She has held visiting appointments at Cambridge University, at Brunel University near London at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Research interests: Gifted and Talented Education.

Associate Editors

Editorial Board Members (International)

Assoc. Prof. Hasan Said Tortop: (Scopus ID: 55220208300, h-index: 2) İstanbul Aydın University, Gifted Education, İstanbul, Turkey.

Prof. Dr. Franz Mönks: (Scopus ID: 6603387601, h-index:3) Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Developmental Psychology, Gifted Education, Nijmegen, Netherland.

Prof. Dr. Ann Robinson: (Scopus ID: 7403386820, h-index: 9) University of Arkansas, Educational Psychology, Little Rock, USA.

Prof. Dr. Albert Ziegler: (Scopus ID: 7201553896, h-index: 16) University of Erlangen, Gifted Education, Erlangen, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Aikaterini Gari: (Scopus ID: 6506528959, h-index: 3) National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Athens, Greece.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mojca Kukanja Gabrijelčič: (Scopus ID: 56017981100, h-index: 2) Faculty of Education, Unversity of Primorska, Slovenia.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jasna Arrigoni: (Scopus ID: 57156371600Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Rijeka, Croatia.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prasart Nuangchalerm: (Scopus ID: 35099135800, h-index: 4) Mahasarakham University, Department of Science Education, Mahasarakham, Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Faruk Levent: Marmara University, Department of Education Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Hatice Kadıoğlu Ateş: (Scopus ID: 57205343654İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Department of Education Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

Tracy Ford Inman: Western Kentucky University, The Center for Gifted Studies, Bowling Green, USA

R. Ahmad Zaky El Islami: (Scopus ID: 57203096770, h-index: 1) Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Teacher Training and Education, Tirtayasa, Indonesia

Hanna David: (Scopus ID: 16042165300, h-index: 2) Tel Aviv University, Gifted Education, Tel Aviv, Israel

Elena Leonidovna Grigorenko: Yale School of Public Health, Department of Psychology, Yale, USA

Naif Kara: Sakarya University, Communication Sciences, Sakarya, Turkey. 

Mag. Maruška Željeznov Seničar: MIB EDU, Slovenia.

Carmen Ferrandiz: (Scopus ID: 17433935900, h-index: 16) University of Murcia, Gifted Education, Murcia, Spain

İsmail Satmaz: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Gifted Education, Çanakkale, Turkey

János SZABÓ: Eszterházy Károly University, Institute of Psychology, Hungary

Dr. Polonca Pangrčič: University of Maribor, Slovenia.

Dr. Hamza Omari Mokiwa: (Scopus ID: 56004704400, h-index:1) University of South Africa, Distance Education, South Africa

Dr. Mesut Öztürk: (Scopus ID: 55220455200, h-index:1) Bayburt University, Maths Education, Bayburt, Turkey

Dr. Rizhal Ristanto: University of Negeri Jakarta, Department of Biology, Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr. Abu Yazid Abu Bakar: (Scopus ID: 36631428900, h-index:3) University of Kebangsaan, Department of Special Education, Bangi, Malaysia

Dr. Derya Girgin: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of Educational Sciences, Çanakkale, Turkey.

Margaret J., Sutherland. (Scopus ID: 26032393100, h-index:3) University of Glasgow, Department of Special Education, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Aznan Che AHMED - School of Educational Studies - Universiti Sains – MALAYSIA

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