2016 Journal Impact Factors
The 2016 journal Impact Factor results were released on Wednesday and we were really pleased to find that the Impact Factor for Child Abuse Review has increased from 0.941 to 1.543. This is fantastic news and it exceeds our strategic goal which was 1.2 by 2017.
We are really proud of the progress we have been able to make with the journal. Ultimately, that comes down to the quality of the papers that are submitted, the hard work of the editorial and publishing teams, and the support of all our readers, reviewers, editorial board, and Diane our tireless manager.
Looking back over the past couple of years, we have been able to publish some extremely important research which is clearly having an impact, not just on journal metrics, but on policy and practice in the UK and around the world. Highlights for me have been
- Emma Katz – Beyond the Physical Incident Model: How Children Living with Domestic Violence are Harmed By and Resist Regimes of Coercive Control;
- Mary Hughes and Jill Cossar – The Relationship between Maternal Childhood Emotional Abuse/Neglect and Parenting Outcomes: A Systematic Review;
- Brigid Daniel – Why have we made neglect so complicated? Taking a fresh look at noticing and helping the neglected child
- Daniel Wartenweiler and Roseann Mansukhani – Participatory Action Research with Filipino Street Youth: Their voice and action against corporal punishment
- Julie Taylor et al. – Disabled Children and the Child Protection System: A Cause for Concern; and
- Marije Stoltenborgh et al. – The Prevalence of Child Maltreatment across the Globe: Review of a Series of Meta-Analyses.
However there are so many more of relevance to academics and practitioners alike. Many of our papers are freely available online through our virtual issues, so do take a look at the journal website and be inspired!