Child Development

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 is published on a bimonthly basis.

2018 Journal Impact Factor Scores

2-Year Impact Factor: 5.024
5-Year Impact Factor: 6.151

2018 ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking

Psychology, Developmental: 3 out of 74
Psychology, Educational: 4 out of 59

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1990 – Present   1930-1989 (in JSTOR)   Articles Published Online to Early View

Call for Special Section Manuscripts:
Specificity, Commonality, and Generalizability in Social-Emotional Development

Child Development invites manuscripts for a Special Section, Specificity, Commonality, and Generalizability in Social-Emotional Development. The Special Section Editors are Tina Malti (University of Toronto) and Charissa S. L. Cheah (University of Maryland, Baltimore County).

Authors who plan to submit a manuscript for the special section are asked to submit a letter of intent by March 1st, 2020. Following a review of received letters (roughly 1 month), potential contributors will be contacted to submit full manuscripts that will be due by August 1st, 2020.

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Square image with the Child Development Journal logo on a blue background. Incoming Editor of Child Development journal is Glenn I. Roisman from University of Minnesota

Child Development Editorial Board


Under incoming Editor-in-Chief Glenn I. Roisman, the current Editorial Board will be handling submissions beginning July 1, 2019. The previous Editorial Board under Editor-in-Chief Cynthia García Coll handled submissions from July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2019.