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The European Journal of Developmental Psychology is the journal of the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP), formerly known as the European Society for Developmental Psychology. The EADP was founded in 1994 after numerous and active debates, especially during the preceding ten years, under the impetus of George Butterworth and Sandy Jackson. It aims to support the interests of developmental psychologists working in Europe. 

The European Journal of Developmental Psychology  publishes innovative original theoretical, empirical, methodological and review papers dealing with psychological development and developmental psychopathology during infancy, childhood and adolescence. The journal also publishes papers on social policy based on developmental science and which are relevant to education, health or well-being in infancy, childhood and adolescence. It is keen to receive papers relevant to European developmental psychology in that they take account of topics such as European history, European policy or cultural diversity and their relevance to developmental matters. The journal aims to cover the areas of cognitive and social development and the development of the person (self, identity and personality) and to do so from a disciplinary and/or an interdisciplinary perspective.  On occasions, issues are devoted to a special theme, under the editorship of an invited expert. 

Original articles should be written with the following elements in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgements; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list). Original articles should be no more than 5000 words, inclusive of the abstract, tables, references, figure captions, footnotes, endnotes. Original articles should contain an unstructured abstract of 150 words. 

More information can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/pedp20/current