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Author Guidelines

Ethical and Legal Conditions
The publication of a manuscript in a peer-reviewed work is expected to follow standards of ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, editors, and reviewers.
Submission of papers
Authors should submit their manuscript by sending a copy of the article in word format to the following email: [email protected]
Double-blinded Peer-review
The Chronicle uses a double-blind peer review system, which means that manuscript author(s) do not know who the reviewers are, and that reviewers do not know the names of the author(s).
You are asked to submit a separate title page that includes the full title of the manuscript, the names and complete contact details of all authors, the abstract, keywords, and any acknowledgement texts. This page will not be accessible to the referees.
All other files (manuscript, figures, tables, etc.) should not contain any information concerning author names, institutions, etc. The names of these files and the document properties should also be anonymized.
Book Reviews need not be anonymized: the name and address of the author should be added in the first submission.

Submission Requirements
Manuscripts should be written in English, Spanish or French. They will be published in the original language
Manuscript Length:
Manuscripts must not exceed 6,000 words in length, including the abstract, keywords and references.
Manuscript Structure
Articles must be typed, double-spaced throughout, allowing good margins.
Abstract and Keywords
On the title page file, after the title and author’s name and affiliation, articles should include a short abstract, consisting of only one paragraph (100-150 words) as well as 3-10 keywords.
All headings should be flush left and should be numbered:
1 First Level Headings Are in Bold
1.1 Second Level Headings Are Bold Italic
1.1.1 Third Level Headings Are Roman Quotations
Always use single quotation marks (‘’) for relatively short direct quotations.
Longer quotations should be presented as a separate block of text, indented on the left, preceded and followed by a blank line, and printed in characters of normal size; such longer quotations are not enclosed in quotation marks.
Double quotation marks (“”) are reserved for single words, concepts or short phrases that are not a quotation. Quotation marks should always precede punctuation marks.
Footnotes should be kept to an absolute minimum.
In Text References
In-text references should be cited by giving the author’s name, year of publication (MELO, 2020) and specific page numbers after a direct quotation.
Reference List
All references should be listed at the end of the article in a reference list.
All citations in the manuscript must appear in the reference list, and all references must be cited in text.
References should be arranged alphabetically by author, and chronologically for each author.
Publications for the same author appearing in a single year should use a, b, etc.
Please add a DOI whenever possible.
References should conform to the following style: WYNESS, Michael. Childhood and society. An introduction to the sociology of childhood. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
Book Chapter: VANDENHOLE, Wouter. Localizing the human rights of children. In: LIEBEL, Manfred. Children’s rights from below. Cross cultural perspectives. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012
Single Author Article: SEN, Amartya. Children and human rights. Indian Journal of human development, Delhi, v. 1, n. 2, p. 235-245, 2007
Multi-Author Article. Where there are two authors the citation should follow the single author style, as TISDALL, Kay M. et al. (Ed.). Children, young people and social inclusion. Participation for what? Bristol: The Policy Press, 2006. p. 199-216.
References to Cases, Legislation,etc. These should conform to the correct citation style of the relevant country and should be included in brackets within the text. When possible, the link to the case or the legislation should be provided.
Publication Proofs
Upon acceptance, a PDF of the article proofs will be sent to authors by e-mail to check carefully for any kind of error. Authors are responsible for checking these proofs and are strongly urged to make use of the appropriate toolbar to make their corrections visible directly on the proofs. At this stage, only minor corrections are allowed. Alterations will not be accepted due to delay in the final production of the Journal. Proofs should be returned promptly.
Rights of the Author
The Author retains the right to self-archive the submitted (pre-peer-review) version of the article at any time.
The Author retains the right to selfarchive the accepted (peer-reviewed) version after an embargo period of 12 months. The accepted version means the version which has been accepted for publication and contains all revisions made after peer reviewing and copy editing, but has not yet been typeset in the publisher’s lay-out.
Consent to Publish
Transfer of Copyright
By submitting a manuscript, the author agrees that the copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher if and when the article is accepted for publication. For that purpose the author needs to sign the Consent to Publish which will be sent with the first proofs of the manuscript.
Findability of articles published in The Chronicle

All articles published will be assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to insure findability for the e-journal article
The Chronicle will be indexed in relevant databases to grant more visibility to the articles.
Abstract Translation
IAYFJM will provide translation of the abstract into the two remaining official languages (English, Spanish or French), with no costs for the authors.


The editor for this journal will be Eduardo Rezende Melo. Eduardo Rezende Melo has been a Judge in Brazil since 1991, has a PhD in Human Rights (Faculty of Law, University of São Paulo, Brazil), Master’s degrees in Philosophy (Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo), and in Advanced Studies in Children´s Rights (University of Fribourg, Switzerland). He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Chronicle (IAYFJM´s Review), former Secretary General of the IAYFJM, former President of the Brazilian Association of Child Protection and Youth Magistrates. He is also the Coordinator for Children´s Rights Studies in the São Paulo State School for Magistrates and member of the Advisory Forum on Children´s Rights of the Brazilian National Council of Justice, which is presided by the President of Brazil´s Supreme Court.

The Editorial Board of The Chronicle is supporting this initiative and aiming to contribute, but we believe it will be important to enlarge it, including other members, especially professors and researchers in the area of children’s rights, as we have in our pedagogical committee, as well as other individuals from the justice system.

The members of the Editorial Board and collaborators today are:

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Deanoska – Macedonia

Judge Andrew Becroft – New Zealand

Judge Gabriela Ureta – Chile

Prof. Dr. Jean Trépanier – Canada

Prof. Dr. Julia Sloth-Nielsen – South Africa

Judge Leonard Edwards – USA

Judge Madan Lokur – Supreme Court of India

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Arczewska – Poland

Prof. Dr. Mary Beloff – Argentina

Judge Nadira Patherya – India

Taghreed Jaber – Jordan – Penal Reform International

Judge Viviane Primeau – Canada

Dr. Cyril Laucci – (Université Aix-Marseille) Regional Legal Adviser for Central Europe, International Committee of Red Cross, Budapest
Ken Lewis, PhD, Director Child Custody Evaluation    Services of Philadelphia, Inc.

Reine Reine Adelaide Sophie Alapini-Gansou Judge International Criminal Court (Benin)

Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa – International Criminal Court (Uganda)

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


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