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International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies

Editor(s): Sibylle Artz


The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS) is a peer reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary, cross-national journal that is committed to scholarly excellence in the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities.

ISSN 1920-7298 (online)

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The IJCYFS is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International license.

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Mailing Address

International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies
c/o School of Child and Youth Care
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 2Y2

Principal Contact

Sibylle Artz, PhD
UVic, School of Child & Youth Care
Support Contact
Caroline Green

Back issues (3 issues)

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Editorial policy and ethics

Peer Review Process

All original research and feature articles are reviewed by two members of the Editorial Advisory Team using a double blind reviewing process.

Each submitted manuscript is evaluated on the following basis:

  • The originality of its contribution to the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities.
  • The soundness of its theory and methodology given the topic
  • The coherence of its analysis
  • Its ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style)

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

The journal doesn't have APC or any submission charge.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Copyright Notice

Authors contributing to the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies agree to release their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 Unported license. This licence allows anyone to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it for non-commercial purposes provided that appropriate attribution is given, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear.

Authors retain copyright of their work and grant the journal right of first publication.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Privacy Policy

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Instruction pour les auteurs

Author Guidelines

Editorial board

Editorial Board Members

Jim Anglin, U of Victoria, CA
Jessica Ball, U of Victoria, CA
Gordon Barnes, U of Victoria, CA
Natasha Blancet-Cohen, Concordia U, CA
Tullio Caputo, Carleton U, CA
Ted Dunlop, Ryerson U, CA
Grant Charles, U of British Columbia, CA
Les Foster, U of Victoria, CA
Cory Hansen, Arizona State U, US
Francis Hare, Ryerson U, CA
Marie Hoskins, U of Victoria, CA
Dermot J. Hurley, Western U, CA
Wassilis Kassis, U of Osnabrueck, DE
Frank Kuhn, Cornell U, US
Alan W. Leschied, U of Western Ontario, CA
Varda Mann-Feder, Concordia U, CA
Richard Mitchell, Brock U, CA
Shannon Moore, Brock U, CA
Veronica Pacini-Ketchebaw, Western U, CA
Alan Pence, U of Victoria, CA
Daniel Potter, American Institutes for Research, US
Dennis Raphael, York U, CA
Steve Redhead, Flinders U, AU
Tracy L. Robinson-Wood, Northeastern U, US
Shlomo Romi, Bar-Ilan U, IL
Andrew Schneider-Munoz, ACYCP Child and Youth Care Certification Board, US
Daniel Scott, U of Victoria, CA
Duane Seibel, Thompson Rivers U, CA
Hans Skott-Myhre, Brock U, CA
Susan Strega, U of Victoria, CA
Richard Sullivan, U of British Columbia, CA
Michel Vallee, Carleton U, CA
Shelly Whitman, Dalhousie U, CA
John Winterdyk, Mount Royal U, CA