The Child and Family Law Quarterly (CFLQ) is one of the leading forums for the discussion of key issues in child and family law in the UK and internationally. It publishes four issues each year on a broad range of topics, including adoption, child protection, cohabitation, divorce, domestic violence, education, financial orders, marriage, parentage and parental responsibility, property rights, and welfare issues. Special issues have been devoted to topical issues such as marriage law and surrogacy, and to the impact of Brexit on child and family law. It also embraces a wide variety of approaches to child and family law: empirical, doctrinal, historical, socio-legal, and comparative.
Accessing the CFLQ
Open Access policy
Our Open Access policy is fully compliant with policies of both the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Research Councils UK (RCUK) guidelines. Further details can be found here.
Child and Family Law Quarterly is now available on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and HeinOnline. SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. HeinOnline is a premier online research product with more than 70 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format.
The Editorial team
Stephen Gilmore, Professor of Family Law, King's College London
Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law, Exeter College, University of Oxford
Ruth Lamont, Senior Lecturer in Child and Family Law, University of Manchester
Jo Miles, Reader in Family Law and Policy, University of Cambridge
Daniel Monk, Professor of Law, Birkbeck, University of London
Rebecca Probert, Professor of Law, University of Exeter
Book Reviews Editor
Rajnaara Akhtar, Associate Professor, De Montfort University
Submitting to the CFLQ
The Editors welcome the submission of high-quality research articles of between 8,000 and 13,000 words for consideration. Contributions are invited from legal academics and those working in cognate disciplines such as social work, social policy and child care.
All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Material submitted should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal. Authors should submit a statement to that effect. All submissions undergo a rigorous process of peer review. We endeavour to make a decision on submissions within 6-8 weeks.
Please ensure that your submission complies with our house style, which is available for download here.
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