Child Development Perspectives

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.

2018 Journal Impact Factor Scores

2-Year Impact Factor: 4.427
5-Year Impact Factor: 5.701

2018 ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking

Psychology, Developmental: 6 out of 74

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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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2007 - Present   Articles Published Online to Early View

Square image with the Child Development Perspectives Journal cover on a blue background. Editor-in-Chief of Child Development Perspectives journal is Judith G. Smetana from University of Rochester

Child Development Perspectives Editorial Board


Under Editor-in-Chief Judith G. Smetana, the Editorial Board is accepting submissions for Child Development Perspectives.