Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (LLCS) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the needs of researchers studying the life course and using longitudinal methods at the interfaces of social, developmental and health sciences. It fosters cross-disciplinary and international endeavours and promotes the creation and exploitation of longitudinal data resources as well as their application to policy issues. It provides an opportunity for scholars at all stages of their careers to publish work crossing disciplinary boundaries which is often beyond the scope of more conventional, single-field journals.

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies is published by Bristol University Press and has an impact factor of 1.104 (2021). 

In 2018 it was accepted into the Social Sciences Citation Index®, maintained by Clarivate Analytics, along with their Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, and Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences.

It has been in the Emerging Sources Citation Index since 2016, and is also indexed by Google and by the SCOPUS citation database (since 2014).

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Heather Joshi (On sabbatical), UCL Institute of Education, UK

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Elizabeth Cooksey, CHRR, The Ohio State University, USA

JOURNAL MANAGER
Sarah Jeal, SLLS

SECTION EDITORS
Behavioural Sciences and Development
Janeen Baxter, University of Queensland, Australia

Medical Science
Scott Montgomery, Örebro University, Sweden

Social and Economic Sciences
Peter Elias, University of Warwick, UK

Statistical Sciences and Methodology
Marc Scott, New York University, USA

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The Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies is a Registered Charity in England and Wales, No. 1144426.
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