The Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care

 

Aims and scope

The Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care is a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal which aims to provide a rich forum for debate and dissemination about the topical issues in residential child care research, policy and practice.

The topics covered are wide ranging and relate to all aspects of residential child care, including the interface between residential care and other contexts, such as health, education and other care settings, as well as topics relating to children’s wellbeing in public care.

We publish: 

  • Peer-reviewed academic papers 
  • Short reflections or commentaries on research, policy or practice 
  • Methodological papers from doctoral studies 
  • Accounts of relevant conferences 
  • Book reviews 
  • Obituaries

And every year we also publish the text of the annual Kilbrandon Lecture.

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Get involved

Although published here in Scotland, the Journal has an international outlook. And this makes sense because concern about the welfare of children in care is a global one, and international comparison provides us all with an opportunity to develop research, policy, and practice.

We’re always looking for contributors from across the globe to share their wide and varied experience - from practitioners, managers, researchers, and policy folk, to young people with experience of the care system.

Call for papers

We have an open call for articles on all topics related to residential child care.

We also plan specific themed issues.

Find out more about our Call for papers including the topics for our Special Editions and submission deadlines.

Open call: what can I submit to the Journal?

We're always looking for contributors from across the globe to share their wide and varied experience - from practitioners, managers, researchers, and policy folk, to young people with experience of the care system.

  • Peer-reviewed academic papers
  • Short reflections or commentaries on research, policy or practice
  • Methodological papers from doctoral studies
  • Accounts of relevant conferences
  • Book reviews
  • Obituaries

I have an idea - what next?

Send a paragraph outlining your ideas for the article, a working title and your contact details to SJRCC@strath.ac.uk.

Jointly authored articles are also welcome. Articles should be 2,000-3,000 words in length.

For further information on how to submit your writing to the Journal, as well as instructions on writing styles and referencing, please download our submission pack.


The Journal Editors

Editor

Dr Graham Connelly, CELCIS and School of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde

Contact: g.connelly@strath.ac.uk

Book Review Editor

Dr Leanne McIver, CELCIS, University of Strathclyde

Contact: Leanne.mciver@strath.ac.uk

Editor Emeritus

Emeritus Professor Andrew Kendrick, Professor of Residential Child Care, School of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde

Contact: andrew.kendrick@strath.ac.uk

Past Editors

  • Emeritus Professor Andrew Kendrick
  • Dr Irene Stevens
  • Dr Laura Steckley

Editorial Board

  • Artūrs Pokšāns, Lecturer, University of Latvia
  • Professor Claire Cameron, University College London
  • Charlotte Wilson, Care Inspectorate
  • Chris Walter, Camphill School
  • Dan Johnson, Kibble Education and Care Centre
  • Fouzy Mathey, Founder of Yes! for humanity
  • Dr Graham Connelly, CELCIS, University of Strathclyde (Chair)
  • Dr Iain Matheson, Massey University
  • Dr Ian Milligan, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Irene Stevens, Consultant
  • Dr Kiaras Gharabaghi, Ryerson University
  • Laura Kane, CELCIS, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Laura Steckley, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Leanne McIver, CELCIS, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Leon Fulcher, Consultant
  • Lesley Sneddon, CELCIS, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Lucia Hargašová, Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Dr Maurice Fenton, Consultant
  • Dr Norifumi Senga, Doho University
  • Raymond Taylor, North Lanarkshire Council
  • Professor Robbie Gilligan, Trinity College Dublin
  • Robyn Kemp, Social Care and Social Pedagogy Consultant
  • Sarah Deeley, CELCIS, University of Strathclyde

 

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Publisher: CELCIS

ISSN: 1478 - 1840

Published from: 2002

Frequency: Two issues per volume (spring and autumn)