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

Research Reviews

Children & Society encourages the submission of Research Reviews

A Research Review appears in alternate issues of the journal (except the special edition), so there are two each year. Research Reviews describe and compare a range of recent research studies on a particular topic. Sometimes these studies are the product of a particular initiative by a government department or other funding body. On other occasions they are reviews of diverse research on a topic of particular interest. Recent reviews have been on couple relationship breakup, children’s use of the internet and childhood obesity. Research Reviews tend to be amongst the highest accessed papers in the journal.

Whilst the review should cover the main themes of research on the topic in question, it is not meant to be a review and critique of all available literature, like a systematic review. Rather the aim is to introduce recent research issues which are of interest to the multi-disciplinary audience of the journal.

The word limit of the Research Review has recently been increased to a maximum of 6,000 words including references and abstract, to bring it in line with other papers in the journal. They are subjected to anonymous peer review.

Please contact the Research Review Editor, Christopher Hall for further information

Read recent Research Reviews online today!

The Varied Impact of Couple Relationship Breakdown on Children: Implications for Practice and Policy
Lester Coleman & Fiona Glenn

On the Rapid Rise of Social Networking Sites: New Findings and Policy Implications
Sonia Livingstone & David R. Brake

Listening to Children in Care: A Review of Methodological and Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Looked after Children's Perspectives
Sally Holland

A Broader View of Language in School: Research from Linguistic Ethnography
Janet Maybin