Child Abuse Review is seeking to appoint an Associate Editor with responsibility for the new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) section of the journal.

The CPD Section

Child Abuse Review has a long history of providing a practice-orientated focus, actively promoting practice-relevant research and facilitating the use of research findings to enhance good practice and influence policy. The new CPD section was launched in 2018 with the first articles being published in 2019. 

CPD articles provide concise (2,000 words) distillations of the key learning points and implications for practice arising from recent research studies, and are intended to present the essentials of what practitioners/clinicians need to know about a particular area of practice. They should help readers to review and reflect on what they have learnt and may be used to provide evidence for the purposes of professional revalidation or accreditation.

See Author Guidelines 


The responsibilities of the CPD Section Editor include:

  • Proactively encouraging/inviting submissions of CPD articles, publishing 6-8 per year
  • Managing manuscript peer review through an online submission system within agreed timeframes
  • Helping Co-Editors to make final decisions on manuscript acceptance
  • Assisting with the continuous growth of the journal’s readership
  • Making suggestions for themed, special and virtual issues of the journal on relevant topics
  • Attending meetings of the Editorial Board and Editorial Team either in person or virtually (3-4 meetings per year)
  • Contributing to the journal’s ongoing development.


Candidates should have experience of:

  • Writing for and publishing in international research journals
  • Serving on the Editorial Board of a practice-focussed or research journal
  • Undertaking reviews of manuscripts as part of a journal peer review process, providing constructive and impartial judgement on the work of others.

In addition, this role requires:

  • Understanding the CPD needs of child protection professionals
  • Strong organisation skills.

Term of Service

Associate Editors are appointed for an initial term of three years. This may be extended further.


Please send a CV including list of publications with a short letter outlining your interest and suitability for the post by 30th June 2019 to: [email protected]

For further information, or to discuss any aspect of the role, please contact Professor Jane V. Appleton, Co-Editor: [email protected]