Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights 2021 Issue

Call for Papers: Children’s Civil and Political Rights in a Time of Pandemic

The Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights/Revue Canadienne des Droits des Enfants welcomes submissions for the 2021 Issue: Children’s Civil and Political Rights in a Time of Pandemic.   This issue will focus on how scholars, advocates, policymakers, practitioners and students understand and explore children’s and young people’s experiences in a time of pandemic. We are interested in articles that reflect a rights-respecting approach to address the civil and political rights of children in a time of COVID-19 in the contexts of law, health, education, policy, activism, and practice, among others.

The Editors invite manuscripts in English and French from scholars, researchers, students, community partners, and young people. Articles based on original research may be submitted to the academic section; descriptive and policy oriented manuscripts are suitable for the open section. We also offer young people an opportunity to publish in the youth section and the journal includes a graduate student section that is peer-reviewed.

CJCR publishes manuscripts on children’s rights from scholars working across interdisciplinary fields in Canada and globally. All submissions undergo a peer review process – double-masked review for academic section submissions and single masked review for open section submissions.

Deadline for submissions of manuscripts is April 1, 2021.

For further information on the submission process and to obtain the guide for authors (please submit manuscripts with correct formatting or it will be returned), please visit the journal website at or by following the link to the journal from the Landon Pearson Centre website:

Please include an abstract and keywords. Manuscripts that do not follow the style guide will be returned.
Direct further inquiries to:

Dr. Virginia Caputo, Managing editor