Four peer-reviewed academic journals about children that can be freely downloaded as pdfs for educational use.
The International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS) is an interdisciplinary, cross-national journal that is committed to scholarly excellence in the field of research about and services for children, youth, families and their communities. IJCYFS is published three to four times a year by the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Early Childhood Matters (ECM) tackles contemporary themes in early childhood, with a particular focus on Quality Early Learning, Reducing Violence, and Healthy Environments. ECM is published twice a year in both English and Spanish by the Bernard van Leer Foundation of The Netherlands. The journal has a dedicated website where you can read, discuss and share all the individual articles.
The Future of Children translates the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.
The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. It is published twice a year and has an active website, including a blog and webcasts of many presentations from the Future of Children project.
The Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care provides a forum for residential child care staff and other professionals to reflect on policy, practice, training and research in the field of residential child care. It is published twice a year by CELCIS – the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland.