ICB is an international, multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal on Alternative Care for out-of-home-care (OHC) children and youth, focused on the South Asia region. Along with addressing issues that can influence policy reforms, decision-making and improve practices and standards of care, ICB, in proud partnership with SAGE Publications, aspires to strengthen research, knowledge and counselling practices currently prevalent in the region. ICB serves as a forum for studies, discussions, debates and research on issues that would lead to better practices of care, improve mental health, and encourage the integration of OHC children and young persons, including the differently-abled, into the mainstream and thus to their inclusion in civil society. Published electronically and in print version, twice a year (March and September), every issue of ICB presents original research papers, good models of care practices, comprehensive desk review papers, editorial and foreword, expert opinions, important reprints, interviews, and book and movie reviews.
ICB is presently receiving manuscripts for the March 2022, September 2022 and March 2023 issues, which aim to include research contributions along relevant subjects within Alternative Care in South Asia.