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Call for papers of the International Journal for Children s Rights and Research (IJCRR)
Date:November 28th, 2007

International Journal of Child Rights and Research (IJCRR)

About the Journal
IJCRR is an inter-disciplinary forum for child research and aims to publish papers on all aspects relating to child rights and research across geographical boundaries, disciplines, socio-economic-cultural contexts, and applied and basic research. It invites contribution that explores international and inter-disciplinary research committed to increasing understanding of child rights. It welcomes submission that explores the changing nature of child rights in developed and developing countries and socio-economic-cultural contexts and by illuminating the complex, globally articulated risks and possibilities that affect children today, which may include topics such as cultural values, ethics, conflicts, social policy, programme design, supervision, education, training etc.
IJCRR intends to publish papers on theoretical and empirical issues to promote increased awareness and understanding of research on child rights and culture, economics, language, health and social networks. It welcomes inter-interdisciplinary contributions focusing on the study of child rights including sociology, health studies, anthropology, cultural studies, social policy and welfare, history, economics, education, psychology and development studies. The papers on wide range of topics including the following aspects are welcomed:

    1. Armed Conflicts
    2. Child Labour
    3. Children in Conflict with the Law
    4. Children with Disability
    5. Discrimination
    6. Education
    7. Health
    8. HIV and AIDS
    9. Media
    10.Poverty and Economics
    11.Rights Based Programming
    12.Sexual Exploitation
    13.Children’s Participation
    14.Situation of Migrants/Refugees’ Children
    15.Child Abuse and Violence
    16.Children in Residential Care
    17.Children and Family

IJCRR contains book review section for wider dissemination of literatures to researchers and policy makers. The criteria for paper publication in IJCRR are: (a) research and theory should be of a high standard and be communicated in a reader-friendly manner; (b) policy issues should be substantive and addressed objectively; and (c) the work should clearly articulate the implications of the research, thereby clarifying policy problems and (ideally) illustrating solutions.

Instructions for Contributors
    1. The title page should contain the name(s) and institutional affiliation of the author(s), and their present addresses and e-mail addresses and acknowledgement(s) or credits, if any, followed by an abstract    of the paper using not more than 100 words and a maximum of five key words.
    2. Papers should not be more than 12000 words or twenty single space A4 pages in length including notes, references, figures and tables. Review articles should normally be between 800 and 1000 words. Authors should specify the exact length of their contribution.
    3. The Background (no heading) should clearly state the objective(s) of the paper, give only strictly pertinent references, and not review the subject extensively. The Material, Methodology and Findings, must be presented in logical sequence in the text, with text and illustrations emphasizing only important observations. Authors are encouraged to focus on findings, discussion, implications and recommendations. While the authors' demonstration of knowledge of the literature is very important, it need not be unnecessarily expansive. The space available should be used to `advance' knowledge of the issue or subject. The Discussion should emphasize new and important observations of the study and conclusions therefrom. Do not repeat in detail data from results. Include implications of the findings and their limitations, and relate observations to other relevant studies. All direct quotations of 25 words or more should be indented, but italiced.
    4. Footnotes should be avoided and instead the use of end notes should be adopted. They should appear at the end of the main text, and should not include tables, figures or formulae.
    5. Tables should be kept short, and numbered sequentially through the text. Titles and column headings should be brief and descriptive.
    6. Formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), ……. against the right-hand margin of the page. If the derivation of the formulae has been abbreviated; the full derivation should be presented in an appendix. Avoid tedious mathematical expressions.
    7. All figures should be made to fit the journal’s page size. All lines should be clear. All illustrations should be suitable for printing in black and white, and should be numbered according to their sequence in the text.
    8. Reference should appear in the text as (Cockburn, 1999), (Martin, 1992; Cohen, 1995), (Boyden et al., 2001). If there are more than two authors use the name of the first, followed by ‘et al.’. When more than two references are cited together in the text, they should be arranged chronologically. Publication by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 2001a; 2001b, etc. Do not abbreviate the titles of periodicals.
    9. Place references in an unnumbered alphabetical order at the end of the text. References should be made only if they are cited in the text; and to works that are published, accepted for publication, or available through libraries or institutions.
    10.Use the following style of references:
a. Journal articles: Goodhand, J. and D. Hulme (1999), From Wars to Complex Political Emergencies: Understanding Conflict and Peace-building in the New World Disorder, Third World Quarterly, 20 (1): 13-26.
b. Articles in edited works: Keen, D. (2000), Incentives and Disincentives for Violence, In M. Berdal and D. Malone (eds.), Greed and Grievance - Economic Agendas in Civil wars, Lynne Reinner: London.
c. Books: Minturn, L. and Lambert, W.W. (1964), Mothers of Six Cultures, Wiley: New York.
d. Unpublished reports, departmental working paper, etc.: Boyden, J., J. De Berry, T. Feeny, and J. Hart (2002), Children Affected by Armed Conflict in South Asia: A Review of Trends and Issues Identified Through Secondary Research, RSC Working Paper No. 7, Queen Elizabeth House, International Development Centre, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford.
Any manuscript, which does not confirm to the above instructions, may be returned for the necessary revision. IJCRR subscribes to a blind review process. All articles are reviewed by at least two members of the editorial review board in addition to the editor. In the peer-review process, reviewers are asked to respond to the following questions:
    1. Does the paper reflect knowledge of substantive issues in the area of child rights and research?
    2. Does the research, review or argument that forms the basis of the paper conform to standards acceptable to the particular field of study?
    3. Do the conclusions represent a logical interpretation of the authors' research or review?
    4. Do the authors discuss other relevant research or literature? Is this reflected in the literature sourced? 
    5. Does the paper contribute to the body of knowledge on the subject?
    6. Would you recommend publication as a peer-reviewed paper in IJCRR?
Authors will be sent proofs for checking and correction. Off prints of published papers/review articles will be supplied to the corresponding author at cost.
A copy of the manuscript, written in English in MS word form and unzipped (Normal style, New Times Roman font with 12 size) and the books for review and all related correspondence should be submitted to Dr. Falendra K. Sudan, Editor, IJCRR, Jammu and Kashmir Child Rights and Research Trust, 277/2, Roop Nagar, JDA Housing Colony, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, 180 004, India, E-mail:

a. As a scholarly journal, IJCRR contains idea, thought, assertions and opinion of its contributing author(s). The editor(s), the trust and the publisher assume no responsibility for the view expressed by authors in the journal.
b. Authors should ensure that they are not infringing copyright. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Submission of a paper is understood to imply that the work is original and unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

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