Call for Papers: Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond

Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond

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 their 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 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

March 2022- 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

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





MARCH 2022


Abstract submission

20th January, 2021

15th February, 2021

28th February, 2021

Final paper submission

15th February, 2021

20th March, 2021

30th April, 2021

Approval post peer review

20th March, 2021

31st April,2021

31st May, 2021