Child and Family Law Quarterly (CFLQ) contains essential articles and comment on all aspects of family and child law and is available as an online or print subscription.
Edited by leading family law academics, supported by a distinguished editorial board and peer reviewed for excellence, this is an invaluable resource for all practitioners, academics and policy makers both in the UK and abroad.
It provides a unique multi-disciplinary forum for the publication of high quality research material, analysis and commentary and is at the very heart of the debate of all prominent developments in family law today.
It covers such matters as:
- International family law
- Child protection
- Child support
- Family finance and property
- Divorce reform
- Human rights
- Welfare benefits
- Immigration issues
- Parentage and parental responsibility
Subscribe to Child and Family Law Quarterly
- In depth articles written by experts for all relevant disciplines
- Detailed case commentaries on significant court decisions
- Latest research findings discussed and analysed in cutting edge reports
- Four issues a year discussing all important developments with a strong international dimension
Each issue also includes detailed commentaries on significant court decisions which will be invaluable to practitioners and academics alike.
, Professor of Law, Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
, Professor of Law, Exeter College, Oxford
, Professor of Law, University of Warwick
Case-Law EditorStephen Gilmore
, Professor of Family Law, King’s College LondonAssistant EditorJo Miles
, Fellow in Law, Trinity College, Cambridge
, Reader in Law, Birkbeck, University of London
Book Reviews Editor
, Senior Lecturer in Child and Family Law, University of Manchester
, Barrister and Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol
, Reader in Youth Justice, University of Bedfordshire
Lady Justice Black
, Court of Appeal
Professor of Law, Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
Baroness Deech of Cumnor
, Emeritus Professor of Law, Sussex Law School, University of Sussex
Baroness Hale of Richmond
, Justice of the Supreme Court
, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Sheffield
, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
, Professor of and Socio-Legal Studies, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London
, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
Mr Justice MacDonald,
Family Division, High Court
, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Sir James Munby
, President of the Family Division
, Professor of Law, Brunel University
Journals ManagerDanielle Munroe
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The Editors welcome the submission of material for consideration for publication. 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. Substantive guidance may be obtained by contacting the publisher.
All submissions and editorial correspondence should be sent to the Journals Manager: email@example.comCopyright
Contributions can only be accepted provided that all copyright clearances have been obtained by the author. Submission Format
Material should be supplied electronically. Electronic format is preferred in MS Word for Windows by email. Documents prepared on a Macintosh must be converted for Windows compatibility. Author's Details
Author's name should appear after the submission title with an asterisk. Your position and affilitiation should appear next to the asterisk above your first footnote at the bottom of the first page of your main text. Full address(es) for receipt of proofs and payment should be given separately. Proofs, Payment and Offprints
Proofs are sent to the first named author only. It is that author's responsibility to liaise with any co-author(s) with regard to proof corrections. Upon publication each author will be sent a copy of that issue, 25 free offprints, and a letter detailing payment. Payment will be made to the first named author, in full, shortly after receipt of that letter. Again, it is that author's responsibility to split the cheque between any co-author(s). House Style
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Please note that CFLQ does NOT use the Harvard style of referencing. Authors should ensure that all citations and references are complete and accurate and that any cross-references to pages or footnotes are completed correctly. In particular, it is important to provide precise page references for all quotations and references to statistics. Footnotes
The footnote/endnote feature of Microsoft Word for Windows should be used in submitted material.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. For details, please consult the Open Access tab.Research repositories
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.
Open Access policy Jordan Publishing
is pleased to implement its Open Access policy as follows. Although we primarily publish reference works, we do publish an important scholarly journal, Child and Family Law Quarterly
(CFLQ), as part of our portfolio. We are sensitive to the fact that academic authors considering submission to CFLQ are affected by new funding and open access rules, and we wish to support them by removing any barriers to their submitting articles to the journal.
Our Open Access policy is therefore fully compliant with policies of the four Higher Education Funding Councils for the UK and Research Councils UK (RCUK) guidelines. As of 29 July 2014, for qualifying submissions, we will offer a “Green OA” option for authors’ articles upon acceptance, where the author is subject to an open access mandate. Authors will pay no publication fee, and we will make a copy of the published article (“version of record”) freely available on our website after an embargo period consistent with the author’s funding agency’s requirements, under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) licence. We will also provide authors a copy of the accepted manuscript (“post print”) so they can discharge their obligations for deposit in repositories as necessary.Applicable Open Access coverage
UK-based authors are assumed to be covered by funding from one of the four HK Higher Education Funding Councils, unless they state otherwise when submitting an article. UK-based authors who are also funded by one of the RCUK’s bodies should indicate which on submission. Non-UK based authors should contact the editors to discuss whether any open access mandate may apply. All articles and case commentaries submitted after 29 July 2014 will be covered by the CFLQ open access arrangements. Book reviews are not covered. Authors should contact the editors if they have requests for book reviews to be included.
Deposit guidelines for authors
Once the CFLQ editors accept an article for publication, Jordan Publishing will email the author a copy of the Accepted Manuscript ("post-print") which can be used for deposit in an institutional repository on the conditions that: (i) the relevant embargo period is applied to the full text of the article (typically 24 months, or 12 months for AHRC or ESRC funded research); (ii) the article is made available under a CC-BY-NC licence; and (iii) the Publisher's Information at the top of the article is reproduced along with the article's openly available information (which also include title, author names, affiliations and abstract, where available). We advise all authors to consult their institutions for specific advice about Open Access guidelines which apply to them.
Further guidance may be sought from the Journals Manager if necessary.
This special issue of the Child and Family Law Quarterly can be purchased individually for £80.
It contains several of the papers delivered at a joint seminar held by the editors with Cambridge Family Law at Trinity College in March 2017 (see www.fambrexit.law.cam.ac.uk
) exploring various ramifications of Brexit across the full range of family law issues.
Professor Nigel Lowe examines its implications for the law on international child abduction, while Professor Paul Beaumont looks at private international law and the differences between EU Regulations and Hague Treaty law. Professors Janeen Carruthers and Elizabeth Crawford reflect on the implications of Brexit for cross-border divorce cases from a Scottish perspective and Dr Ruth Lamont considers the implications for cross-national family life. A continental perspective on the private international law questions, in particular, is provided by Professor Anatol Dutta.
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