Write an article

Disseminate your research and best practice with practitioners and researchers internationally

Child Abuse Review  welcomes contributions from the full range of research and practice communities engaged in child welfare and protection, including:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical Sociology
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics
  • Public Health
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work.

Child Abuse Review  maintains a practice orientated focus and authors of research papers are encouraged to examine and discuss implications for practitioners. By always emphasising research/practice links, the Journal aims to promote practice relevant research and to facilitate the use of research findings, to enhance good practice and influence policy.

The Editors welcome submissions of:

  • Original articles
  • Short reports (e.g. local research studies or accounts of local initiatives)
  • Training Updates: reviews of new training materials or publications
  • Book Reviews
  • Letters to the Editors

See detailed Author Guidelines

Why publish in Child Abuse Review?

Global readership
Disseminate your research and best practice with practitioners and researchers in over 4400 institutions worldwide

Impact Factor (2019)
Impact factor: 1.190
5-Year Impact Factor: 1.982

Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 18/43 (Social Work); 29/46 (Family Studies)

Efficient and constructive double-blind peer review
Online submission – submit and track the progress of your article through the online peer review system ScholarOne Manuscripts
Quick turnaround on editorial decisions – the editors aim to provide a decision within 60 days of submission

Early online publication
Accepted papers are published with a citable DOI in the Wiley Online Library before being allocated to an issue on EarlyView


Become an anonymous peer reviewer

Utilise your professional expertise and critically and constructively evaluate the work of your peers

All articles submitted to Child Abuse Review are subject to rigorous double-blind peer review to ensure that the Journal maintains the highest scientific standards. This means that both the identities of reviewer and author are concealed from each other throughout the review process. A minimum of two reviewers, with appropriate professional expertise in the topic addressed and a knowledge of research methodologies, are selected to review each article. The Journal uses the online peer review system ScholarOne Manuscripts.

To register your interest in becoming a peer reviewer, contact the Editorial Manager: [email protected]

Evaluate professional resources

Review a new book or professional training programme

The journal publishes short reviews of books and training resources of interest to those working in all aspects of child protection.

Book reviews should be 360 words maximum and provide a concise evaluation of the text, keeping in mind the diverse interprofessional readership of the journal.
If you would like to undertake a review, please provide your details and areas of interest by completing the Book Review Form.
If there is a book you would like to recommend for review in the journal, please contact the Editorial Manager: [email protected]

The Training Update section of the journal features professional development resources and materials in a variety of formats on a wide range of topics. Reviews are usually 800 words and provide an assessment of the training and its impact on practice.

Recommendations for training materials to be featured in the journal are welcomed, as are expressions of interest in becoming a reviewer. Please contact the Editorial Manager: [email protected]


Join the Editorial Team

Help shape the future direction of the journal

Child Abuse Review is supported by an international team of Editors, Associate Editors and Editorial Board members bringing expertise from a diverse range of disciplines and professions.  The Editorial Board plays an active role in reviewing manuscripts, sharing developments in policy, research and practice in their fields, promoting the journal and advising on current and future journal issues. View the current Editorial Team