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.


2022 Journal Impact Factor Scores:

2-Year Impact Factor: 6.4
5-Year Impact Factor: 8.6

2022 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics) Ranking:

Psychology, Developmental: 6 out of 76.5

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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.


Statement on Antiracism, Equity, and Inclusion in SRCD Publications

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2007 - Present   Articles Published Online to Early View


Statement on Anti-racism, Equity, and Inclusion in SRCD Publications

As our highly regarded journals are perhaps the most public-facing element and explicitly gatekeeping mechanism of the SRCD enterprise, we must critically examine the extent to which our journals, Editors and Editorial Boards, reviewers and review standards, and Publications Committee activities implement practices and policies grounded in inclusive and anti-racist principles. Read the full statement.

Square image with the Child Development Perspectives Journal cover on a blue background. Interim Editor is Rebecca M. B. White from Arizona State University

Child Development Perspectives Editorial Board


Interim Editor-In-Chief Rebecca M.B. White is accepting submissions for Child Development Perspectives.