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


Current Calls for Child Development

Call for Reviewers to Serve as Statistical Consulting Editors:

Statistical Consulting Editors (SCEs) act as volunteer ‘super reviewers’ across the Child Development Editorial Board with a focus on statistical data. Similar to a regular reviewer, Statistical Consulting Editors receive invitations to review papers based on editor need, however they are also identified as a ‘go-to’ reviewer of statistical materials amongst editors and agree to handle ~10 papers annually.

Contact incoming Editor-in-Chief Glenn Roisman ( and the SRCD Publications Office ( today to learn more and volunteer your expertise as a Child Development Statistical Consulting Editor.

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.