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The Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care

Publisher: CELCIS
ISSN: 1478 - 1840
Published from: 2002
Frequency: 3 issues per volume (April, September and December)

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.

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.

Get in touch

We always want to hear from potential contributors. Please email informal enquires to the editor: Dr Graham Connelly

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