Child Development Perspectives

2-Year Impact Factor: 4.427
5-Year Impact Factor: 5.701
2018 ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: Psychology, Developmental: 6 out of 74

Child Development Perspectives (CDP) was established in 2006, and publishes brief articles on developmental science that are written in accessible language for a wide audience. CDP emphasizes brief, well synthesized reviews of research, but occasionally publishes essays on policy, statistics and methods, and other topics in developmental science.

The majority of published articles are commissioned by CDP’s editorial staff. However, authors with ideas for a possible submission are encouraged to contact the editor. Please review the full Submission Guidelines for more information.

CDP does not publish articles that report new empirical findings.

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Change in CDP Editorial Policy
Child Development Perspectives (CDP) emphasizes brief, well synthesized reviews of research, typically focusing on emerging lines of inquiry in developmental science. Most articles appearing in CDP are commissioned by editorial staff, but authors who wish to submit may submit full papers (rather than abbreviated proposals) for consideration to CDP. If you are unsure about the suitability of your topic for the journal, please email the incoming Editor, Judith Smetana, at

CDP App Now Available in the Apple App Store
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