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Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
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Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry

2016 Impact Factor: 1.145
2016 Ranking: 113/142 in Psychiatry (SCI) | 101/139 in Psychiatry (SSCI) | 81/121 in Psychology, Clinical | 60/77 in Psychology | 57/70 in Psychology, Developmental
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE; Indexed in PubMed Central

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: 22 | 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

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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
Arlene Vetere University of Surrey, 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, USA
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
Harold Behr Institute of Group Analysis, London, UK
Myra Bluebond-Langner Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Jacek Bomba Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Rachel Bryant-Waugh Institute of Child Health, London, UK
Alan Carr University College Dublin, Eire, Ireland
Deborah Christie Middlesex Hospital, London, UK
Mark R. Dadds History, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia
Jo Douglas Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, 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
Jill Hodges Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK
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 Retired
Judith Lask Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Susan McDaniel University of Lethbridge, Canadá
Rebecca McKenzie Plymouth University, UK
Sadegh Nashat University of Geneva, Switzerland
Ross Parsons Africa University in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Frans X Plooij International Research Institute on Infant Studies (IRIS), Netherlands
Christine Puckering University of Glasgow, UK
John Richer John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
Alan Rushton Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Nokuthula Shabalala Child Guidance Clinic, Univeritys of Cape Town, South Africa
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 Birbeck University of London, UK
Jeremy Turk Kings College, University of London, UK
Marc van Roosmalen C.A.M.H.S, UK
Herman Van-Engeland University Hospital, Utrecht, Netherlands
Simon R. Wilkinson Akershus Univeristy Hospital, Norway
Hessel Willemsen Private Practice, London, UK
Peter Wilson Director of Young Minds, London, UK
Bill Yule Maudsley Hospital, London, UK
Michele Zappella Unita Sanitara Locale, Siena, Italy
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ccpp to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    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 no.] 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/reject 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.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    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, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    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.

    2.4 Funding

    It is the policy of Clinical Child Psychology and 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 ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    It is the policy of Clinical Child Psychology and 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 ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway

    4.2 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.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. 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.

    If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 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: dr.ramka@live.co.uk

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