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The International Journal on Child Maltreatment

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The International Journal on Child Maltreatment


The International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice is a pioneering journal in the field of child abuse and neglect. The journal is published by the cooperation of two leading organizations: The Kempe Center and The Haruv Institute. The journal’s objective is to promote international research of policies and practices related to children’s right of safety and protection, including protecting their body security, promoting a sense of safety and ensuring they receive appropriate care according to their basic needs.

These days, the journal is out with a call for papers for its special issue: Female Perpetration of Childhood Maltreatment. The issue will focus on a deeper examination of the phenomenon while referring to questions of prevalence and characteristics, how female perpetrators differ from male counterparts, the motives for women to harm children, their actions, and the long-term effects of childhood maltreatment conducted by women.

The special issue seeks to address these literary gaps, and the implications of the studies published are significantly important to professionals working in the area of childhood maltreatment. More specifically, it is expected that this cutting-edge innovative special issue, will promote future prevention and intervention efforts.

Guest editors of the special issue: Dafna Tener, PhD, Dana Lassri, PhD, and Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan, PhD.

Manuscript abstracts are invited between 15-04-2021 and 31-05-2021. Abstracts should include the objective and aims of the study, the methodology, findings, and conclusions. Abstracts should be no more than 400 words.


First submission expected (abstract): 15-04-2021
Submission deadline: 31-05-2021
Invitation for full manuscript submission: 1-07-2021
Full manuscript submission: 1-12-2021
Submission will be due by 1-03-2022.
Abstracts should be sent to

For questions regarding this special issue, please contact Dafna Tener,, Dana Lassri, or Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan,

For general questions or inquiries about the journal, please contact the Editor-in-Chief Carmit Katz, PhD,

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