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Children and Youth Services Review is an interdisciplinary forum for critical scholarship regarding service programs for children and youth. The journal will publish full-length articles, current research and policy notes, and book reviews.

 All manuscripts must be submitted electronically:

It is very important that you provide us with the names
(and email addresses) of 4 to 6 outside reviewers who
are familiar with the topic or issues in your paper.



Duncan Lindsey, Editor
Children and Youth Services Review
School of Public Affairs
University of California, Los Angeles
Box 951452
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1452, USA


Title Page: The title page should include (a) the article title and (b) the authors' names and affiliations removed. To facilitate anonymous review by two or more readers, all indication of authorship should be limited to the email correspondence.

Abstract: An abstract of no more than 200 words must accompany each paper, typed on a separate sheet following the title page.

Headings: Major section headings should be centered on the page; secondary headings should be typed flush to the left margin. Use headings to organize and clarify the text.

References and Style (Essential): The reference section must be typed double-spaced and prepared following American Psychological Association style. All works cited in the text must be listed in the reference section. Avoid abbreviations of journal titles. Consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for details.

Tables and Figures: All tables and figures should be numbered separately using Arabic numerals, and grouped together at the end of the manuscript. Clearly visible notes within the text should indicate their approximate placement. If the manuscript is accepted for publication we will require that figures be camera-ready; photocopies, blue ink, or pencil are not acceptable.

Copyright and Originality: It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. All authors must sign a Transfer of Copyright Agreement, available from the editor, before the article can be published.

Page Proofs and Reprints: The corresponding author will receive page proofs for final proofreading and an order form for reprints and copies of the issue in which the article appears.


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