Children & Society

Cover image for Vol. 29 Issue 3

Edited By: Mary Jane Kehily, Heather Montgomery, Lindsay O'Dell and Rachel Thomson

Impact Factor: 0.684

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 23/40 (Social Work)

Online ISSN: 1099-0860

Recently Published Issues

See all

Children & Society 25th Anniversary Issue

Children & Society's 25th Anniversary Virtual Issue

Children & Society 25th Anniversary Issue
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Children & Society, the editors have created a "virtual" issue which brings together a selection of papers that the editors consider among the most significant and influential. The papers highlight some of the changes in the content of the journal, as well as many of the continuities. The changes reflect the shifting social context and policy environment, including social reforms that were shaped in part by work published in Children & Society. The continuities reflect the journal's core goals: to offer high-quality scholarship on a wide range of childhood issues, with a strong focus on policies and services and an underlying commitment to promote the well-being of children and articulate their place in society.

To read the full editorial and articles from the Anniversary Issue, please click here.

Special Initiatives

Interested in submitting a Research Review?
Children & Society continues to encourage submissions of Research Reviews. For information, please click here.

Online Submissions
Authors are now able to submit their paper to Children & Society online using Scholar One Manuscripts. Please click on Submit an Article in the left hand menu for more information.

Sign up for Content Alerts

Children & Society news


Children & Society Podcast
Children & SocietyPodcast
Please click on the journal banner to listen to the podcast interview between Lindsay O'Dell, editor of Children & Society, and Nigel Parton, author of the article The Munro Review of Child Protection: An Appraisal.

Ann Phoenix

Ann Phoenix, Professor and Co-Director at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, seen here giving the inaugural 'NCB/Children & Society Lecture'. Professor Phoenix spoke on 'Contextualising policies for good childhoods: Complexity, difference and non-normative experiences'.

Read the cluster of articles on Youth Gangs in British Cities: research informs the policy response

To Read Children & Society's Aims & Scope, please click here

Special Issues

Special Issues

2013 Special Issue:
Children and Value: Education in Neo-liberal Times
Volume 27, Issue 4, July 2013
Guest Editors: Dympna Devine and Wendy Luttrell

2015 Special Issue - Proposals are invited for the 2015 Special Issue.

Recent Special Issues:
Researching the Lives of Disabled Children and Young People
Volume 26, Issue 3, May 2012
Guest Editor: Kirsten Stalker

Bullying: The Moral and Social Orders at Play
Volume 25, Issue 4, July 2011
Guest Editors: Susan Danby & Karin Osvaldsson