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Longitudinal and Life Course Studies - International Journal


In 2012 the Society took over responsibility from Longview for this Journal, the aim of which is to provide an outlet for people across the world working in the field of longitudinal research, to publish substantive and methodological articles on their work, within the broad framework of life course enquiry.

Research papers from social, developmental and health scientists, from policy researchers and from those using longitudinal data in policy development and evaluation will be welcomed.

The content of each edition of the journal will comprise at least six academic papers averaging 5,000 words each – shorter or longer papers (up to 7,000 words also occasionally acceptable), followed by longitudinal study profiles, comment and debate and book reviews in due course. The bi-monthly SLLS newsletter carries news about the Journal and events related to it. Access to the newsletter is through membership to the Society. The Society's annual conference will be a major source of individual papers and Special Issues based on conference symposia.



For immediate access to all current issues and succeeding 2013 Issues, Volume 4 and all three Issues published in the previous year, Volume 3.  (All Issues are accessible free of charge 12 months after publication).          

Individual Reader Rate:  £20 

Library Reader Rate: £200 (to register any number of library readers).

Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) Membership:  

Individual £65, Student £26 and Corporate £300 (includes 5 x individual memberships). SLLS members have automatic free access to the journal among many other benefits. For details of how to join please go to the Journal website where you will be directed to the section 'Manage my Subscriptions'.

Print on demand

An attractive A5 printed version for each Issue of the journal, including all back numbers, is available at a price of £10 (Euro and US dollar equivalents) plus packaging and postage. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity of having hard copies to order, please go to the SLLS Bookshop (this facility will be up and running by the end of April 2013). Depending on distance, you will receive the order within two weeks of submitting it.

Please note 

The reselling of personal registration subscriptions and hard copies of the journal is prohibited. Personal subscription and orders must normally be purchased with a debit or credit card - proof of identity may be requested. Alternatively invoicing is available - please contact Cat Westlake at [email protected]

SLLS disclaimer

The journal’s editorial committee makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information (journal content). However the Society makes no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the content and disclaims all such representations and warranties, whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. SLLS grants authorisation for individuals to photocopy copyright material for private research use only. 


To view the Editorial Board please click here


Children of the 21st Century (Volume 2): The First Five Years

The Policy Press has just published a new book:

Children of the 21st Century (Volume 2): The First Five Years, edited by Kirstine Hansen, Heather Joshi and Shirley Dex.

“This book brings together analyses of the UK's most recent birth cohort by leading experts. The result is a unique and multidisciplinary portrait of how young children are faring at the start of 21st century.” Jane Waldfogel, Professor of Social Work & Public Affairs, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York 

This book documents the first five years of life of the children of the influential Millennium Cohort Study, looking at the children's lives and development as they begin formal education and the implications for family policy, and service planning in health and social services. The book has recently received a lot of media attention, including coverage in the Guardian, Telegraph and Times

It is currently available to buy with a 30% discount. For more information please see: