About the Journal

Journal summary

Child Studies is a biannual journal edited by the Research Centre on Child Studies (CIEC) - University of Minho, Portugal.

Child Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes empirical and theoretical articles focusing on children’s social contexts and relations in everyday life, taking a holistic perspective. This journal is a multidisciplinary forum for sharing and discussing issues such as children’s rights, development and well-being, generational and intergenerational relations, and the broad societal, political and cultural aspects impacting children’s lived realities.


Aims & Scope

Child Studies publishes high quality original articles in English (mandatory) with a Portuguese version (optional).

All manuscripts must be submitted in English. After acceptance, authors must provide a version of the title, the abstract and the keywords in Portuguese. If required, the editors can make these elements available for non-Portuguese speaking authors. A complete version of the article in Portuguese may also be published, if made available by the authors.

Child Studies only accepts original manuscripts that have not been otherwise published (in print or digital format, in any language), or submitted at the same time to any other publication.

Child Studies also publishes book reviews. Anyone wishing to submit a book review for Child Studies should contact the Editors with their details and any specific interests. Reviews should be around 1000 words in length and should refer to the significance of the text for child studies and for an international audience.

Anyone who has a book they wish to be reviewed should also contact the Editors.

Child Studies is an open access journal that does not charge any publication fees.


Peer Review Policy

In order to maintain the high standards appropriate to the journal, all contributions received are submitted for blind review by two peers, additionally to review by the Editorial Board. The decision of the editor on the acceptance of articles is final and no correspondence can be entered into on reasons for rejection of a submitted contribution.