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Contributions are invited from all those employed in and concerned with the field of Child Care.

Submissions describing practice and research as well as book reviews, research reviews, training, and conference/course reviews are all welcomed. Child Care in Practice is distributed quarterly and publishes a variety of multi-disciplinary Child Care articles. Although the majority of the Journal’s readership are located in the UK and Ireland, it has a growing international audience and international contributions are actively welcomed.

All submissions should be made online at the Child Care in Practice Manuscript Central site


New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre.

Authors should prepare and upload two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second all document information identifying the author should be removed from the files to allow them to be sent anonymously to reviewers. When uploading files authors will then be able to define the non-anonymous version as “File not for review”.

Acknowledgement and Assessment of Submissions: All submissions are acknowledged immediately, papers then undergo our peer review process. On the basis of the reviewers’ feedback, papers will be accepted unconditionally, accepted subject to revision or rejected. On acceptance, the Editor retains the right to make necessary stylistic changes and decide on the date of publication (generally within three to six months of acceptance).

On the Manuscript Central site you will be asked to select three Key Words from a set list, as well as two additional key words of your own choice.  These will help the Editor to assign the most appropriate peer reviewers for your paper. 

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