Organization:Children & Society

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Children & Society  
DisciplineSocial work
Edited byJanet Broddy, Sara Bragg, Wendy Sims-Schouten, Rachael Stryker.
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the National Children's Bureau
1.15 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Child. Soc.
ISSN0951-0605 (print)
1099-0860 (web)

Children & Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal publishing high quality research and debate on all aspects of childhood and policies and services for children and young people children and young people. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the National Children's Bureau.

The journal embraces academic research, policy and practice in relation to the health, education and welfare of children from infancy through to adulthood. The journal informs all those who work with and for children, young people and their families by publishing innovative contributions on research and practice across a broad spectrum of topics, including: theories of childhood; children's everyday lives at home, school and in the community; children's culture, rights and participation; children's health and well-being; child protection, early intervention and prevention.

The current editors-in-chief are Janet Boddy, (University of Sussex, UK) Sara Bragg, (University of Sussex, UK) Wendy Sims-Schouten, (University of Portsmouth, UK) and Rachael Stryker, ( California State University, East Bay, USA). The Book Review Co-Editors are Sarah Crafter, (The Open University, UK) and Martin Robb, (The Open University, UK).

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 1.15, ranking it 17th out of 42 journals in the category "Social Work".[1]


  1. "Journals Ranked by Impact: Social Work". Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 

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