Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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 JAACAP welcomes unpublished manuscripts whose primary focus is on the mental health of children, adolescents, and families.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. Andr©s Martin, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. James J. Hudziak, MD, Associate Editor.
JAACAP's 2011 impact factor, 6.444, as reported in Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports, represents the Journal's all-time highest impact factor and secures its standing as the top-ranked journal in the categories of pediatrics (out of 113 journals) and child and adolescent mental health. JAACAP also ranks 8th of 129 journals in psychiatry.View all Psychiatry titles