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Journal of Children and Poverty

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The Journal of Children & Poverty publishes innovative research in the areas of education, health, public policy, and the socioeconomic causes and effects of poverty in the developed world. JCP seeks papers that will impact policy and practice in the fields of child and family welfare.

The Journal is a peer-reviewed publication of the Taylor & Francis Group and the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, an independent research and policy think tank. The Journal targets a cross-disciplinary audience that includes policymakers, academics, and community leaders. 

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Why publish with us?

  • Increase your opportunities for future collaboration.
  • Enjoy a rapid publication process and validate your research with our robust peer review.
  • Gain recognition from an interdisciplinary, international readership.
  • Share your research with 50 free e-prints and tips on promoting your article courtesy of our Author Resources site.
  • Immediately see the impact of your research in the community: track downloads, citations, and the Altmetric Score of your article through My Authored Works.

Submission guidelines

The Journal of Children & Poverty welcomes scholarly investigations of issues surrounding children and families in poverty, including such topics as housing, education, child care, employment, domestic violence, health, mental health, assets, income supports, public assistance, social welfare, and economic policy. Researchers from all fields are welcome to submit, and interdisciplinary and collaborative research is encouraged. The Journal is particularly interested in receiving community-based research and work that emerges from research-practice partnerships. 

Submit manuscripts on JCP's ScholarOne site and please read our full "Instructions for Authors" prior to submitting.

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Editorial information

  • Editor: Ralph da Costa Nunez, Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, New York; Columbia University (jcp@icphusa.org)

Review Process

The editorial staff evaluates submissions and determines whether to proceed with peer review. If an article merits external review, at least two anonymous reviewers provide comments on the manuscript. The Journal of Children & Poverty accepts manuscripts with the understanding that they are original works for publication solely in the Journal of Children & Poverty and that the manuscripts submitted have not been published, nor are they under consideration for publication, elsewhere.

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