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Aims & Scope

The Journal of Applied Research on Children (JARC) is a free, open-access, 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 semiannually, in the fall and spring. The first volume was launched in September 2010 with an inaugural issue highlighting Latino children’s health issues. Subsequent themed issues have focused on timely topics including human trafficking, food insecurity, and the quality of public education.

Articles are published under a "cc by-nc-nd" Creative Commons license" (Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives). In accordance with the terms of the CC BY NC-ND license and the BOAI definition of open access, users have the unembargoed right to read, download, copy, print, search, distribute, and link to the full text of articles in this journal, provided crediting of the original work, where applicable, accompanies such use..