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Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Vol 57 (12 Issues in 2016)
Edited by: Edmund Sonuga-Barke
Print ISSN: 0021-9630 Online ISSN: 1469-7610
Impact Factor: 6.615
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The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP) is internationally recognised to be the leading journal covering both child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry. JCPP publishes the highest quality clinically relevant research in psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines. With a large and expanding global readership, its coverage includes studies on epidemiology, diagnosis, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments, behaviour, cognition, neuroscience, neurobiology and genetic aspects of childhood disorders. Articles published include experimental, longitudinal and intervention studies, especially those that advance our understanding of developmental psychopathology and that inform both theory and clinical practice. An important function of the Journal is to bring together empirical research, clinical studies and reviews of high quality that arise from different points of view, different theoretical perspectives and different disciplines.


  • Empirical Papers

  • Research Reviews

  • Practitioner Reviews

  • Annual Research Reviews

  • Book Reviews

In each Volume one issue is devoted to the Annual Research Review. This identifies current and future trends and enables readers to keep up-to-date with research both in and outside their main area of specialization.

The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry is one of the journals published by Wiley on behalf of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH - formerly the Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry.) Members receive both JCPP and Child and Adolescent Mental Health as part of their membership benefits. Information on joining ACAMH can be found by visiting the Society website using the link at the top of this page.

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