Call for Papers
Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk
Volume 4, Issue 2; Fall 2013
Accountable Communities: Healthier Neighborhoods, Healthier Children
Ira Colby (University of Houston) and Catherine Flaitz (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
Angelo Giardino (Texas Children's Health Plan) and Robert Sanborn (CHILDREN AT RISK)
Christopher Greeley (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) and Ruth SoRelle (Baylor College of Medicine)
Published by the Texas Medical Center Library and edited by the CHILDREN AT RISK Institute, the Journal of Applied Research on Children (JARC) seeks to influence policy impacting children by evidencing, through hard data, the need for policy change to improve the lives of children across the United States. Through practical case studies or research on how data has already been applied to change policies, articles provide a powerful link between data and policy solutions to strengthen the argument of child advocates across the country. For this reason, the Journal of Applied Research on Children is available online in an open-access format (jarc.childrenatrisk.org) and is indexed in CINAHL and SocINDEX, making it available to child advocates, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers across America. Since its launch, journal articles have been downloaded over 35,000 times.
For the seventh issue of the Journal of Applied Research on Children, Accountable Communities, the CHILDREN AT RISK Institute invites authors to write about how to effectively create healthy, successful communities for our children. All papers should be data-oriented and should address wherever possible: 1) evidence informed if not evidence based practices, 2) links to policies and programs related to building healthier communities, 3) culturally relevant issues and supports for diverse families and children.
Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the editorial office at .
The Journal of Applied Research on Children is an online only journal, and the submission and peer review process are completed entirely online. Authors are encouraged to take advantage of the online format of the journal by including videos, interactive charts or links to online resources.
To view past issues of the journal, please visit jarc.childrenatrisk.org. The final submission deadline for papers is June 1, 2013. If you are interested in submitting, you can do so by creating an account here. Feel free to contact for more information.
Future issue topics include:
- Spring 2014 Children and the Law
- Fall 2014 Immigrant Children
- Spring 2015 Juvenile Justice and Mental Health