Accepted Manuscript Requirements for Child Development

When your manuscript is accepted for publication you will receive a final "Accept" decision letter from the Associate Editor for your submission. Once you receive this acceptance, we ask that you follow the directions below and supply us with the following materials to ensure timely publication of your manuscript. 

Please do not send us these materials until your manuscript is formally and fully accepted. If you have any questions, please contact

  1. Final Manuscript
    Please ensure it conforms to the Publication Checklist requirements (failure to do so may lead to the manuscript being returned to you for correction, and could delay publication).
  2. A Public Summary
    Please download, save, and complete the Public Summary Form.
  3. Full Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form
    All authors listed on the manuscript must submit a Full Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form, which is adapted from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Conflict of Interest Form (with permission).
  4. Optional: Color Figures
    Color figures publish online for free, but if you would like your figures printed in color there is a fee. Please complete and return the Color Charge Form.

Other Important Information and Materials:

Child Development Online Supplementary Materials
Beginning a few years ago, Child Development became able to host supplementary materials to articles published in the journal on its Wiley Online Library website. The new editorial team has been encouraging authors to take advantage of this resource as a way to cut the amount of material included in print articles and to provide additional information to interested readers. As such, we are urging authors to look critically at their manuscripts to find information that could potentially be moved online. Examples of materials that could be placed online include extra tables, figures, or appendices; test questions or other test materials; videos of experiments taking place; or additional data sets from meta-analyses. For Wiley’s guidelines for online supporting materials please see

Child Development Sociocultural Policy
In keeping with SRCD's goal of increasing global participation and awareness, Child Development's sociocultural policy is intended to increase the scope and breadth of sample information included in published articles.  While CD previously required the reporting of participant ages, gender, and race/ethnicity, we request that you also include as much sociocultural information as possible and, at least, also include the time of data collectionClick here for the full policy requirements and examples.

Important Embargo Information for authors

Note to NIH Grantees
Pursuant to NIH mandate, Society through Wiley-Blackwell will post the accepted version of Contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. For further information, see