Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Future of Children share email addresses and contact information?

Does the Future of Children share email addresses and contact information?

We value and respect your privacy. If you sign up for our e-newsletter, you will only be asked for your email address. This information will only be used internally by the Future of Children staff for the purposes stated here. We will not sell or distribute any of your personally identifiable information. Although we employ industry standard practices to protect your privacy, the technological limitations of Internet data transmission make it impossible to guarantee that personal data will never be disclosed in ways not described in this Privacy Statement. For example, hackers may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or abuse or misuse information collected from the Web site. We do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information is completely inviolable.

How do I obtain The Future of Children free of charge?

How do I obtain The Future of Children free of charge?

All electronic versions of The Future of Children publications are available free of charge on this web site. To download complementary copies of the journal and related publications, please click here(link is external).  There are also a limited number of print versions available. Email foc@princeton.edu with your name, shipping address and the issue number and title to obtain a printed copy.

I'm particularly interested in a past issue's topic, but the research is somewhat dated. Do you have any recent information?

I'm particularly interested in a past issue's topic, but the research is somewhat dated. Do you have any recent information?

Most past issues have not been updated since their date of publication. The journal's topics vary as the editors seek to cover the full range of policy issues affecting children. Upcoming issues may revisit past topics or include them within the discussion of other, related, children's policies.  You can go to the Resources(link is external) section on our site for links to the centers run by the journal's senior editors. These websites are particularly good sources of current information and may be of help in your research.

Is the Future of Children a peer-reviewed journal?

Is the Future of Children a peer-reviewed journal?

Yes. For every volume, we hold an editorial meeting with authors, editors, and outside reviewers who provide extensive comments on each paper.

Does the Future of Children provide funding?

Does the Future of Children provide funding?

Nothe Future of Children does not provide any funding or financial assistance for programs or individuals.

May I reprint an article from the journal or any of the other Future of Children products?

May I reprint an article from the journal or any of the other Future of Children products?

Yes, authorization to photocopy articles for personal use is granted by the Future of Children. Reprinting is also allowed, so long as the journal article is properly given attribution. For journals published prior to January 2005 (Volumes 1-14) please use this attribution: "From The Future of Children, a publication of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation." For journals published after that date (Volumes 15 and higher), please use this attribution: "From The Future of Children, a collaboration of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution." It is the current policy of the journal not to charge for reprinting, but this policy is subject to change.

May we provide a link to the Future of Children website and/or any of the electronic publications on our website?

May we provide a link to the Future of Children website and/or any of the electronic publications on our website?

Yes, of course. Thank you for helping us meet our goal of reaching as broad an audience as possible. 

Will you link my website on the Future of Children website?

Will you link my website on the Future of Children website?

Generally no; we normally limit the links on our website to those organizations directly involved with the journal(link is external). If you wish to include a link to our website or one of our publications on yours, please feel free to do so.

May I submit an article for consideration in the Future of Children?

May I submit an article for consideration in the Future of Children?

No, the journal does not accept unsolicited article submissions. Authors are contacted by the journal's editors when a particular topic is considered.