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Children Australia journal re-launched at OPEN Symposium 2023

Children Australia journal relaunched at OPEN 2023. Now open for submissions.

 Following a 45-year publication history with various publishers, the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare has relaunched the national journal Children Australia.

This refreshed journal will publish evidence and commentary from practitioners, researchers and the children and young people they support and showcase sector–research partnerships.

The journal will publish a diverse range of article types and will actively support and facilitate input from clients – children, young people, carers, guardians, and parents – along with practitioners, clinicians, students, researchers and policymakers from around Australia about the welfare, wellbeing and development of children, young people and their families.

The Centre CEO Deb Tsorbaris says a publication sharing the latest research and commentary for the sector had been missed in the past few years and the Centre was excited to bring Children Australia back to life.

“This publication will provide a great resource for sharing ideas, theory and practice, and create opportunities to integrate current thinking into practice in the child welfare sector,” she said.

“We are excited to see how the sector, our member organisations and the children and families they work with benefit from the return of the journal.”

All published articles, including all previous articles, will be open access (free to read) through the journal website, and there will be no publishing fees for authors.

The three new co-editors-in-chief, Professor Sharon Bessell, Associate Professor Tim Moore, and Dr Dave Vicary are supported by a multidisciplinary Editorial Board of more than 25 members from around Australia.


The journal website is now live at and submissions are open.

Contact the journal at for more information or enquiries about submitting an article.


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