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Aims & Scope

The Journal of Applied Research on Children (JARC) is a free open-access and peer-reviewed online journal that is uniquely focused on the needs of children through a holistic prism. Focused on interdisciplinary research that is linked to practical, evidenced-based policy solutions for children’s issues, JARC serves to inform legislative and policy decisions, as well as existing and innovative practice models. Furthermore, JARC aims to serve as a resource to child advocates and community stakeholders by providing case studies on how innovative research and data have been used effectively to influence local, state, or national policies. JARC is based in Texas but offers a national scope.

The journal is published biannually in the Fall and Spring. The first edition launched in September 2010 and highlighted Latino children’s health issues. The following editions will focus on timely topics including human trafficking, food insecurity, and the quality of public education

Articles are published with a "cc by-nc-nd" Creative Commons license" (Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives). This allows other researchers to download the articles and share them but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.