Call for Papers for Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond (ICEB): An International Journal on Alternative Care

Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond (ICEB): An International Journal on Alternative Care

ICEB 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, ICEB, in partnership with SAGE publications, aspires to strengthen research, knowledge and practices currently prevalent in the region. ICEB serves as a forum for studies, discussions, debates and research on issues that would lead to better practices of care and encourage the integration of OHC children and youth, 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 ICEB presents original research papers, good models of care, comprehensive desk review papers, editorial, foreword, expert opinions, perspectives of children and youth in care, interviews, and book and movie reviews.  

ICEB invites research studies, legal and human rights-based perspectives, mental health frameworks, and innovative practices in support, training and development for caregivers in alternative care settings, as well as good practices/models in the South Asian region. 

Learn more about the sub-themes for each special issue and how to submit in the Call for Papers attached.

March 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline (500 words): July 31, 2020

Submission of Final Paper (3000 words): September 10, 2020


September 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline (500 words):January 31, 2021

Submission of Final Paper (3000 words): March 10, 2021


Please refer to the Submission Guidelines closely, which can be found at

Authors are invited to submit papers online at

For queries, please write to