Children & Society

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Edited By: Janet Boddy, Sara Bragg, Wendy Sims-Schouten and Rachael Stryker

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 21/41 (Social Work)

Online ISSN: 1099-0860

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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.

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New team of editors for Children & Society

The National Children’s Bureau and Wiley are delighted to announce the appointment of a new team of editors for Children & Society, who will be taking up their posts on 1st March 2017.

We are thrilled to have Janet Boddy (University of Sussex), Sara Bragg (University of Brighton), Wendy Sims-Schouten (University of Portsmouth) and Rachael Stryker (California State University – East Bay) join the team from 2017!

“I am delighted that we will have another strong team of co-editors from a broad range of academic backgrounds, with excellent knowledge of the field and sound experience of editing and publishing. For the first time in our history, we will have an international team, reflecting the fact that Children & Society is now a truly international journal. I wish the new team every success in their endeavours, and I want to thank the outgoing editors for all their excellent work.” Professor Nigel Thomas, Chair of the Editorial Board.

Children & Society is an international, interdisciplinary journal publishing high quality research and debate on all aspects of childhood and policies and services for children and young people. Children & Society is published by Wiley on behalf of the National Children's Bureau.
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Noteworthy Features:

What's wrong with being poor? The problems of poverty, as young people describe them, an article by Children & Society author Rys Farthing, was featured on the BBC Radio 4 show ‘Thinking Allowed’. To listen to this 15 minute piece follow this link -

Children & Society Policy Review and Audiocast

Click here to listen to an audiocast with Children & Society author, Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, and editor, Rachel Thomson, reflecting on ideas linked to Melissa's policy review, Children's Participation, Childhood Publics and Social Change: A Review, published in the March 2015 issue of Children & Society.

You can read the policy review for free here.

Listen to further podcasts from Children & Society on our podcasts page

Special Issues

Special Issues

Recent Special Issues:

Children Affected By Armed Conflict
Volume 30, Issue 5, September 2016
Guest Editors: Myriam Denov and Bree Akesson

Documentation in Childhood
Volume 29, Issue 3, May 2015
Guest Editors: Maarit Alasuutari and Helga Kelle