Focus and Scope
The International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (IJCYFS) is a peer reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary, cross-national journal that is committed to scholarly excellence in the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities. This journal takes an inclusive approach and publishes articles about basic and applied research using quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods; position papers; literature reviews; research reports; briefing papers; book reviews and letters to the editor. IJCYFS seeks to foster and support the dissemination of knowledge about children, youth, families and their communities and the challenges they face. This journal welcomes guest editors and writers who wish to publish special issues that provide in-depth, innovative information about global concerns that impact children and youth, their families and communities.
Peer Review Process
All original research and feature articles are reviewed by two members of the Editorial Advisory Team using a double blind reviewing process.
Each submitted manuscript is evaluated on the following basis:
The originality of its contribution to the field of
The soundness of its theory and methodology given the topic
The coherence of its analysis
Its ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style)
The International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies journal is pubished four times a year (January, April, July and October).
Open Access Policy
The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies is published under the Open Access model (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported license) and is therefore free for anybody to read and download, and to copy and disseminate for educational purposes. Articles will be posted online immediately as they are ready for publication.
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...
International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies ISSN (online) 1920-7298
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This journal is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported license.