Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights

Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights: 

Inaugural Issue:  Call for Submissions

Looking Back, Moving Forward:  Reflecting on 25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights is a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the topic of children’s rights. The Journal offers a forum for exchanging ideas and engaging in conversation regarding a range of issues relating to children’s rights. The Journal is international in scope and content and encourages diverse approaches to the subject.

We are currently accepting  manuscripts to be considered for the Journal’s inaugural issue that reflect a range of contributions including case-studies, comparative analyses, advocacy, and policy articles. We welcome manuscripts in English and French from academics, researchers, community partners and young people. Each manuscript submission will undergo a peer review process.  The editors will review youth submissions to verify their appropriateness to CJCR’s focus and scope.

The inaugural issue will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).  For this Special Issue to be published in the fall 2014, we invite authors to consider the impact of the UNCRC for children’s lives in particular contexts from the past, in present circumstances, or to look ahead to how to envision the UNCRC in the future.

Proposals should consist of an abstract of 250 words and up to six keywords describing the article together with a short bio (300 words) and contact information for the author.

Original manuscripts should be approximately 8000 words plus references, double spaced, 12 point font, and using endnotes. We ask that manuscript submissions follow the American Psychological Association style guide. Consult the following link for details:

Please submit manuscripts to Virginia Caputo, CJCR managing editor ( ).  They will be accepted on an ongoing  basis.  For the inaugural issue, the  deadline is  June 15, 2014.   For upcoming issues, we  will maintin  a rolling deadline structure  in order to maximise the potential of our digital platform.

Feel free to contact either Virginia Caputo at  or Landon Pearson at with any questions. See journal page at: