Focus and Scope
The Canadian Journal of Children's Rights is a peer reviewed international journal featuring interdisciplinary scholarly research relating to children's rights in a global context. CJCR publishes theoretical, empirical, and policy articles and comments and includes a section devoted to youth authors. Its aim is to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and engaging in debate and dialogue regarding questions and issues pertaining to children's rights.
The May 2014 issue of the Canadian Journal of Children's Rights is a Special Issue commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This inaugural issue is guest edited by The Honourable Landon Pearson, Chair, and Dr. Virginia Caputo, Director, of the Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights. Recognizing the need for a high quality journal to support the work of children's rights scholars, the Centre established the journal and issued the first call for papers on National Child Day, November 20, 2013.
Peer Review Process
The journal comprises three reviewed sections, each with a different review policy according to the nature of the submissions.
1. Articles (scholarly, research) are subject to a masked peer-review process.
2. Open Section submissions are subject to peer and editorial review.
3. Youth submissions are reviewed by the editorial team.
This journal will be published annually.
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.
Sources of Support
The Canadian Journal of Children's Rights and the Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights gratefully acknowledges the support of the McConnell Family Foundation.
The inaugural issue of The Canadian Journal of Children's Rights was published in November 2014.