The Journal of Child Life

New Journal Brown Cover


For several years, the Association of Child Life Professionals has been exploring the possibility of having a professional journal. This goal will become a reality when we launch The Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice in March 2020 during Child Life Month.

This new journal, with more robust research content, will be an outgrowth of Focus, which will no longer be a part of ACLP Bulletin in 2020. The editors of The Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice are seeking the following types of articles:

  • Quantitative research
  • Qualitative research
  • Substantive, systemic literature reviews
  • Program development, with pre- and post-implementation data
  • Analysis of theory as applied to child life

Look for more exciting updates as we roll out The Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice!

Jill Koss

Jill Koss, MS, CCLS
ACLP President   

This is an important step in
moving the profession forward, and we
need your help to make it a success.

Submissions


Deadlines

Article submissions for The Journal of Child Life are accepted on a rolling basis.  

Please email submissions to journal@childlife.org.

Guidelines

The Journal of Child Life editors, ACLP staff and the Journal Review Board are committed to making your experience writing for the Journal of Child Life as positive as possible, and strongly encourage you to consider submitting your work.


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