About This Journal

Launched in the fall of 2010, the Journal of Applied Research on Children (JARC) is an open-access and double-blind peer-reviewed online journal published in the fall and spring. JARC serves to inform policy affecting children by providing applicable research to the public, child advocates, and policy-makers on timely children’s issues. This journal seeks to encourage academics to focus on the needs of children and make practical children-focused research available and accessible to the public for use and dissemination.

The Journal of Applied Research on Children is a publication of the CHILDREN AT RISK Institute—an academically oriented policy and research collaborative focused on facilitating research and scholarship to promote new and innovative public policy solutions to the challenges faced by children. It is published through the The Texas Medical Center Library.

, in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital

The CHILDREN AT RISK Institute is a part of a non-partisan research and advocacy organization called CHILDREN AT RISK. Dedicated to addressing the root causes of poor public policies affecting children, the mission of CHILDREN AT RISK is to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy. Learn more about CHILDREN AT RISK.

The Journal of Applied Research on Children is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and indexed in Scopus. It is co-published by The Texas Medical Center Library.