About the Journal

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, 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. Authors are asked to ensure any personal identifiers are included on a separate cover page only so articles can be sent out for blind review.

Each submitted manuscript is evaluated on the following basis:

  • The originality of its contribution to the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities.
  • The soundness of its theory and methodology given the topic
  • The coherence of its analysis
  • Its ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style)

Open Access Policy

The International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies is published under the Open Access model (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International 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.

Publication Frequency

The International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies journal is published four times a year (January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December).

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

The journal doesn't have APC or any submission charge.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.