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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

Special issue

Submit an abstract for the 2019 special issue 

The 2019 special issue will be on the theme of ‘Addressing child sexual abuse and exploitation: Improvements in understanding and practice’. The guest editors invite contributions which investigate practice improvements around CSA and CSE, and/or improve understanding, producing new knowledge for professional practice. See Call for papers

Why publish in Child Abuse Review?

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

Improved impact factor – 1.543 (2016)
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking – 2015: 9/42 (Social Work); 19/43 (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