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

Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond (ICEB)

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. 

ICEB are presently receiving manuscripts for our September 2021, March 2022 and September 2022 issues, which aim to include research contributions along the following sub-themes, among other relevant subjects within Alternative Care in South Asia.

September 2021 - A Special Issue on "Alternative Care for Children and Young Persons with Different Abilities”

• Challenges and Process of Disability Inclusion • HIV and Disability: Acceptance and Treatment

• Transition preparation mechanisms at the family and community levels

• Case studies of Differently abled children in Alternative Care

• Vulnerabilities and challenges of affected children in care

• Specialized training needs of caregivers

• Community-based services and support


March 2022- A General Issue on Alternative Care for out-of-home-care (OHC) children and youth

• Existing Alternative Care Models

• Policies and practices with regard to alternative care

• Adoption, Kinship Care and Sponsorship

• Transition from Childcare Institutions to Adulthood

• Mental Health Needs of OHC children


September 2022 - Child Trafficking and Family Strengthening

• Vulnerabilities and structural defects in alternative care increasing risk of trafficking

• Judicial frameworks and policies addressing trafficking of orphaned and abandoned children, and OHC children and youth

• Commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor in alternative care systems- major focus on impact of COVID-19

• Care, support and rehabilitation programs for victimized children

• Various Family Strengthening Techniques

• Role of sponsorship in preventing family separation and making families self-reliant