Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
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Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

2015 Impact Factor: 1.192
2015 Ranking: 109/140 in Psychiatry (SCI) | 97/136 in Psychiatry (SSCI) | 79/121 in Psychology, Clinical | 57/76 in Psychology | 53/69 in Psychology, Developmental
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editors
Eilis Kennedy Tavistock Clinic, UK
Michael Tarren-Sweeney University of Canterbury, NZ
Book Review editor
Ramon Karamat Ali Torbay Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Torquay, UK


eISSN: 14617021 | ISSN: 13591045 | Current volume: 21 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry is an international peer reviewed journal that brings together clinically oriented work of the highest distinction from an international and multidisciplinary perspective, offering comprehensive coverage of clinical and treatment issues across the range of treatment modalities.

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry provides a high quality forum for papers which focus on clinical and therapeutic aspects of child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry.

"Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry provides a unique location of insight for the clinician working with children. This journal undoubtedly fills a gap in the market which has remained open for a surprising length of time" Times Higher Education Supplement

Electronic Access:

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://ccp.sagepub.com

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry brings together clinically oriented, peer reviewed work of the highest distinction from an international and multidisciplinary perspective, offering comprehensive coverage of clinical and treatment issues across the range of treatment modalities.

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry is interested in advancing theory, practice and clinical research in the realm of child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry and related disciplines.

The journal directs its attention to matters of clinical practice, including related topics such as the ethics of treatment and the integration of research into practice.

Multidisciplinary in approach, the journal includes work by, and is of interest to, child psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, nurses, social workers and all other professionals in the fields of child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry.

Former Editors
Rudi Dallos University of Plymouth, UK
Bryan Lask (Founding Editor) St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK, and Huntercombe Hospitals, UK
Bernadette Wren Tavistock Clinic, London, UK
Associate Editors
Angela Abela University of Malta, Malta
Russell Crane Brigham Young University, USA
Patricia M. Crittenden Family Relations Institute
Rudi Dallos University of Plymouth, UK
Ramon Karamat Ali Torbay Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Torquay, UK
John Leventhal Yale University, New Haven, USA
Nicholas Long University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Philip Messent C.A.M.H.S, NHS, UK
Hitesh Raval University of Essex, UK
Reenee Singh Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Paul Tibbles University of Surrey, UK
Panel of Assessors
Anne Alvarez Tavistock Clinic, London, UK
Harold Behr Institute of Group Analysis, London, UK
Peter Birleson Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Myra Bluebond-Langner Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Jacek Bomba Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Peter Bruggen Institute of Family Therapy, London, UK
Rachel Bryant-Waugh Institute of Child Health, London, UK
Alan Carr University College Dublin, Eire
Deborah Christie Middlesex Hospital, London, UK
Mark R. Dadds History, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia
Alain Di Gallo Kinder-und Jugendpsychiatrische Universitätsklinik und-poliklinik, Basel, Switzerland
Jo Douglas Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
Christine Eiser University of Sheffield, UK
Ian M Evans Massey University, New Zealand
Sheila Eyberg University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Ronald Feldman Columbia University, New York, USA
Carl-Erik Flodmark Malmo General Hospital, Sweden
Robert Friedberg Ellis Human Development Institute, Dayton, USA
Danya Glaser Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
Per Gustafsson University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
Peter Honig The Phoenix Centre, Cambridge, UK
Michael S Jellinek Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
Ciaran Kelly The Behaviour Resource Service, Southampton, UK
Sebastian Kraemer Whittington Hospital, UK
Judith Lask Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
James Lock Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Susan McDaniel University of Lethbridge, Canadá
Sadegh Nashat Tavistock Clinic, London, UK
Ross Parsons Harare, Zimbabwe
Frans X Plooij International Research Institute on Infant Studies (IRIS), The Netherlands
Harry Procter Independent Clinical Psychologist, UK
Christine Puckering University of Glasgow, UK
John Richer John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
Michael C Roberts University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
Mary Rotheram-Borus UCLA, Neuropsychiatric Institute, USA
Alan Rushton Institute of Psychiatry, London
Finn Skarderud Lillehammer University College and Centre for Child and Mental Health, Oslo, Norway
Mike Soloman Tavistock Clinic, London, UK
Alan Stein Warneford Hospital, Headington, UK
Sally Swartz University of Cape Town, South Africa
Fiona Tasker Birkbeck College, UK
Jeremy Turk St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Marc van Roosmalen C.A.M.H.S, UK
Herman Van-Engeland University Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Arlene Vetere University of Surrey, UK
Simon R. Wilkinson Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Hessel Willemsen Private Practice, London, UK
Peter Wilson Director of Young Minds, London, UK
Beatrice L Wood Children's Hospital of Buffalo, USA
Cy Worby University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Bernadette Wren Tavistock Clinic, London, UK
Bill Yule Maudsley Hospital, London, UK
Michele Zappella Unita Sanitara Locale, Siena, Italy
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.1.1 Plagiarism
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Manuscript style
      5.1 File types
      5.2 Journal style
      5.3 Reference style
      5.4 Manuscript Preparation
      5.4.1 Preparation for blind peer review
      5.4.2 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      5.4.3 Corresponding Author Contact details
      5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      5.4.5 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      5.4.6 English Language Editing services
    6. Ethical considerations
      6.1 Consent and confidentiality
      6.2 Ethics committee or institutional approval
    7. Permissions
    8. Journal contributor�s publishing agreement
      8.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    9. Declaration of conflicting interests
    10. Acknowledgements
      10.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    11. Production matters
      11.1 Proofs
      11.2 E-Prints
      11.3 SAGE production
      11.4 OnlineFirst publication
    12. Further information

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry is a peer reviewed journal that brings together clinically oriented work of the highest distinction from an international and multidisciplinary perspective, offering comprehensive coverage of clinical and treatment issues across the range of treatment modalities.

    Writing and submitting your manuscript

    1. Article types

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry is interested in advancing theory, practice and clinical research in the realm of child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry and related disciplines. Articles should not usually exceed 7,500 words and be clearly organized, with a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings (3 weights maximum). Authors wishing to submit an article longer than 7,500 words should discuss this in advance with the journal editor.

    2. Editorial Policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    The Editor will screen manuscripts for their overall fit with the aims and scope of the journal, especially in terms of having clear relevance for clinicians. Those that fit will be further reviewed by two or more independent reviewers in terms of merit, readability and interest.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of X peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication Ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action. 

    4. How to submit your manuscript

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Authors will be asked to re-submit manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines.

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ccpp to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

     

    5. Manuscript style

    5.1 File types.
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Word DOC is the preferred format for the text and tables of your manuscript. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork [and supplemental files] below.

    5.2 Journal Style
    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style

    5.3 Reference Style
    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry adheres to the APA reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    5.4 Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    5.4.1 Preparation for blind peer review
    Wherever possible, authorship should not be revealed or suggested in the manuscript, so as to allow for blind peer review. When citing an author’s own work, insert (author citation withheld for peer review) in place of the citation. The citations can be added after a manuscript is accepted for publication .

    5.4.2 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    5.4.3 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    Figures, tables, etc.: should be numbered consecutively, carry descriptive captions and be clearly cited in the text. Keep them separate from the text itself, but indicate an approximate location on the relevant text page. Line diagrams should be presented as camera-ready copy on glossy paper (b/w, unless to be reproduced - by arrangement - in colour) and, if possible, on disk as EPS files (all fonts embedded) or TIFF files, 800 dpi - b/w only. For scanning, photographs should preferably be submitted as clear, glossy, unmounted b/w prints with a good range of contrast or on disk as TIFF files, 300 dpi.

    5.4.5 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry does not currently accept supplemental files.

    5.4.6 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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    6. Ethical considerations

    The following ethical considerations apply to research articles, including case studies.

    6.1. Consent and confidentiality. Disclosure should be kept to a minimum necessary to fulfil the objective of the article. All identifying details should be omitted. For both qualitative and quantitative studies, client or participant consent to participate should be obtained in accordance with ethics committee or institutional approval, and the study information sheets should include advice that the study findings may be published, and that no publications will reveal the identity of individual participants. For case studies, it is essential that the client provides written consent for their case to be published without them being identified, prior to a manuscript being submitted to Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, with a statement to this effect being included in the manuscript text. Any material that is particularly distinctive should be omitted or aggregated. In case reports where ensuring anonymity is impossible, written consent must be obtained from the clients described, or their legal representative, and submitted with the manuscript.

    6.2. Ethics committee or institutional approval. The manuscript must include a statement that confirms that the study is approved by the relevant human ethics research committee, or has institutional approval. Alternatively, for case studies the manuscript must include a statement confirming the client has provided written consent for their case to be published.

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    7. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    After manuscript is accepted for publication
    After a manuscript is accepted for publication various information will need to be inserted that was previously withheld for blind review. Some of this information is referred to in sections below.

     

    8. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    8.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    9. Declaration of conflicting interests
    Within your Journal Contributors Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. It is the policy of Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles. Please include any declaration at the end of your manuscript after any acknowledgements and prior to the references, under a heading Declaration of Conflicting Interests. If no declaration is made the following will be printed under this heading in your article: None Declared. Alternatively, you may wish to state that The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest. When making a declaration the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article. Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your article to assist the Editor in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Declaration of Conflicting Interests provided in the article. For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

     

    10. Acknowledgements
    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    10.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit our Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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    11. Production matters

    11.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    11.2 E-Prints
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    11.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry with SAGE.

    11.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet

    12. Further information
    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Alex Bollag, Editorial Assistant, email: ccpp.ed.assistant@gmail.com
    Dr. Anna Brazier, Co-Editor, email: annabrazier@me.com
    Assoc. Prof. Michael Tarren-Sweeney, Co-Editor, email: michael.tarren-sweeney@canterbury.ac.nz

    Books for review should be sent to: Ramon Karamat Ali,

    C/O Child & Adolescent Mental
    Health Service (CAMHS)
    Torbay Care Trust
    Torbay Hospital Annexe
    187 Newton Road
    Torquay, TQ2 7BA, UK
    Email: r.karamatali@nhs.net

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