Child Development

2013 Impact Factor: 4.915
2012 ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: Psychology, Developmental: 4 out of 65
Psychology, Educational: 1 out of 51

Current Publication Lag: Articles are published online within 2 or 3 months of acceptance (standard production time) and in print about 10 months after acceptance.

Since its inception in 1930, Child Development has been devoted to original contributions on topics in child development from the fetal period through adolescence. It is a vital source of information not only for researchers and theoreticians, but for a broad range of psychiatrists and psychologists, educators, and social workers across the field.

Child Development publishes peer-reviewed empirical, theoretical, review, applied, and policy articles reporting research on child development. Child Development is published on a bimonthly basis.

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