Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Advancing the science of pediatric mental health and promoting the care of youth and their families.
The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's (JAACAP) goal is to advance the science and practice of child and adolescent psychiatry by publishing original research and papers of theoretical, scientific, and clinical relevance to the field. JAACAP welcomes unpublished manuscripts whose primary focus is on the mental health of children, adolescents, and families. Submissions may come from diverse viewpoints including but not limited to: genetic, epidemiological, neurobiological, and psychopathological research; cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and other psychotherapeutic investigations; parent-child, interpersonal, and family research; and, clinical and empirical research in inpatient, outpatient, consultation-liaison, and school-based settings. JAACAP also seeks to promote the well-being of children and families by publishing scholarly papers on such subjects as health policy, legislation, advocacy, culture and society, and service provision as they pertain to the mental health of children and families.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is the flagship journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is the leading journal focusing exclusively on today's psychiatric research and treatment of the child and adolescent. Published twelve times per year, each issue is committed to its mission of advancing the science of pediatric mental health and promoting the care of youth and their families.
The JAACAP editorial team is led by Dr. Andrƒ©s Martin, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. James J. Hudziak, MD, Associate Editor.
JAACAP is the #1 journal in the category of pediatrics, as reported in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters. With an impact factor (IF) of 6.354, JAACAP now ranks 11th of 135 psychiatry journals and 1st of 117 pediatrics journals. This is the Journal¢â‚¬â„¢s third highest IF of all time and marks the third consecutive year that the IF has been above 6.0.View all Psychiatry titles