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Journal of Attention Disorders

Journal of Attention Disorders

A Journal of Theoretical and Applied Science

eISSN: 15571246 | ISSN: 10870547 | Current volume: 28 | Current issue: 8 Frequency: 14 Times/YearTimes/Year

As research in the field of attention grows, so does your need to keep up with the latest developments. What better source than Journal of Attention Disorders, the only journal devoted exclusively to research and clinical issues related to attention?

Journal of Attention Disorders provides an objective and widely diverse cross section of studies written by leaders in the field of attention. Included are articles on

  • Diagnosis
  • Comorbidity
  • Neuropsychological functioning
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Classroom management strategies
  • Parent training
  • Behavioral assessment
  • Diet
  • Family therapy
  • And other areas relevant to attention problems in children, adolescents, and youth

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

Focuses on basic and applied research and clinical issues related to attention in children, adolescents, and adults. Included are articles on diagnosis, comorbidity, neuropsychological functioning, psychopharamacology, and classroom management strategies.

Michael Kofler Florida State University, USA
Associate Editors
Jennifer Bolden University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
Anil Chacko New York University, USA
Tycho Dekkers University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Melissa Dvorsky Children’s National Research Institute, USA
Cynthia M. Hartung University of Wyoming, USA
Amori Mikami University of British Columbia, Canada
Erica Musser Florida International University, USA
Jeffrey H. Newcorn Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Molly Nikolas University of Iowa, USA
Keri Shiels Rosch Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA
Margaret Sibley Seattle Children’s Hospital, USA
Founding Editors
Keith Conners Duke University, USA
Sam Goldstein PhD Neurology Learning & Behavior Center, USA
Editorial Board Members
Ann Abramowitz Emory University, USA
Carla Allan University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine, USA
Kevin M. Antshel, Ph.D. SUNY-Upstate Medical University, USA
Anne Arnett Boston Children's Hospital Division of Developmental Medicine, USA
Lindsay Ayearst Multi Health Systems Inc., Canada
Raman Baweja Penn State Health, USA
Stephen P. Becker, MA Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Jake Behrens ADHD Clinic, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Eva Billstedt University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Serge Brand University of Basel, Switzerland
Rosanna Breaux Virginia Tech, USA
Ronald T. Brown University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Thomas E. Brown Yale University, School of Medicine, USA
Betsy Busch Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Will Canu Appalachian State University, USA
Ann Childress Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Inc., USA
Andrea Chronis-Tuscano University of Maryland, USA
David Coghill University of Dundee, Ireland
Mara Cordeiro UC Davis Medical Center, USA
Robert Doyle Harvard University, USA
George DuPaul Lehigh University, USA
William O. Dwyer The University of Memphis, USA
Ricardo Eiraldi Neurology Learning & Behavior Center, USA
Glen Elliott Children's Health Council, USA
Jeff Epstein University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA
Kate Flory University of South Carolina, USA
Lauren M. Friedman Arizona State University, USA
Patrick Goh University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
Sam Goldstein PhD Neurology Learning & Behavior Center, USA
Rapson Gomez Federation University Australia, Australia
David W. Goodman University of Sydney, Australia
Matthew J. Gormley University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Thomas Gualtieri NC Neuropsychiatry, USA
Lily Hechtman McGill University Health Centre, Canada
John Heiligenstein Eli Lilly and Company, USA
Jonathan L. Hess SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
Benjamin D. Hill University of South Alabama, USA
Stephen Hinshaw UC Berkeley, USA
Betsy Hoza University of Vermont, USA
Peter Jensen The REACH Institue, USA
Heather Jones Virginia Tech University, USA
Ridha Joober Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Canada
Gagan Joshi Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Jeffrey S. Katz Katz Group for Psychological Services, USA
Martin A. Katzman START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Canada
Rachel Klein New York University School of Medicine, USA
Scott Kollins Duke University, USA
Beth Krone Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA
William G. Kronenberger Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Florence Levy University of New South Wales, Australia
Sandra Loo UCLA Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, USA
Benjamin J. Lovett, Ph.D. Columbia University, USA
Iris Manor, M.D Tel Aviv University, Israel
Greg Mattingly Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Paulo Mattos  
Keith McBurnett University of California, San Francisco, USA
Michael Meinzer University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Eric Mick Harvard University, USA
Brooke S. G. Molina University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Guillermo Montes St. John Fisher College, USA
Kevin Murphy  
Jeffrey H. Newcorn Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Jill M. Norvilitis Buffalo State College, USA
Anne O'Hare University of Edinburgh, UK
James D. A. Parker Trent University, Canada
William E. Pelham Florida International University, USA
Linda Pfiffner UC San Fransisco, USA
Steve R. Pliszka University of Texas in San Antonio, USA
Yehuda Pollak The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
David L. Rabiner Duke University, USA
Joseph Raiker Florida International University, USA
Russell Ramsay University of Pennsylvania, USA
Frederick Reimherr  
Cecil Reynolds Texas A&M University, USA
Luis A. Rohde UFRGS Psychiatry, Brazil
Tony Rostain University of Pennsylvania, USA
Julia Rucklidge University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Steven Safren University of Miami, USA
Dustin Sarver University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Julie Schweitzer University of California Davis School of Medicine, USA
Larry J Seidman Harvard University, USA
Salih Selek University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Bengi Semeci  
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman University of Minnesota, USA
Karen E. Seymour Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Nitzan Shahar Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Elizabeth Short Case Western Reserve University, USA
Mary V. Solanto Hofstra University, USA
Elizabeth Sparrow Sparrow Neuropsychology, USA
Thomas Spencer Massachusettes General Hospital, USA
Mark Stein University of Washington, USA
Gary Stoner University of Massachusetts, USA
Craig Surman, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Ali Talaei Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran
David Teplin Private Practice, Toronto, Canada
Mai Uchida Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Robert Volpe Northeastern University, USA
Roberta Waite Drexal University College of Nursing and Health Professions, USA
Jeanette Wasserstein Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
James Waxmonsky Penn State Health, USA
Margaret Weiss University of British Columbia, Canada
Lisa Weyandt University of Rhode Island, USA
Carol K. Whalen UC Irvine, USA
Sharon B. Wigal UC Irvine, USA
Timothy Wigal UC Irvine, USA
Timothy Wilens Harvard Medical School, USA
Mark Wolraich University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Pediatrics, USA
Janet Wozniak Harvard Medical School, USA
Fran Wymbs Ohio University, USA
Susan Young Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Emeritus Editorial Board
Francisco Xavier Castellanos New York University School of Medicine, USA
Steven W. Evans Ohio University, USA
Natalie Grizenko Douglas Institute, Canada
Jeffrey M. Halperin CUNY, USA
Stephen P. Hinshaw UC Berkeley, USA
Joshua M. Langberg Rutgers University, USA
Joel Nigg Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Rick Ostrander Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, USA
Robert Resnick Randolph-Macon College, USA
Cynthia Riccio Texas A&M University, USA
Arthur Robin Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA
Hans-Christoph Steinhausen Psychiatric University Clinic Zurich, Switzerland
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  • *** Please note: the Journal is transitioning to a new Editor and Associate Editor team in 2024. There may be delays in manuscript flow/decisions during this transition. Your patience is appreciated! ***

    Journal of Attention Disorders (JAD) focuses on basic and applied science concerning attention and related functions in children, adolescents, and adults. JAD publishes articles including, but not limited to, diagnosis, comorbidity, neuropsychological functioning, psychopharmacology, and psychosocial issues. The journal welcomes manuscripts addressing timely, notable topics in practice, policy, and theory, as well as review articles, commentaries, in-depth analyses, empirical research articles, and case presentations or program evaluations that illustrate theoretical issues or new phenomena.


    *New in 2024*

    In an effort to reduce barriers to publication, JAD is moving to a “format-free” submission policy beginning in 2024. This means that there are no specific formatting requirements at the peer review stage. However, all manuscripts still need to contain the critical information needed to evaluate them, including an Abstract, a main text that includes sufficient detail to allow critical evaluation of the paper’s unique contribution and methodological rigor (for regular articles, this will typically include Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Limitations/future Directions sections). There are no strict page lengths. Manuscripts should be succinct while providing sufficient detail to allow others to replicate the work (and to facilitate peer review).

    Information on funding source(s), a reference section, author affiliations, and details regarding any actual or potential conflicts of interest are also necessary. If there are no potential conflicts of interest, please state this explicitly.

    Authors will also be asked to supply 3-5 keywords/key phrases. Keywords should reflect the main topics of your research. Where more than one phrase (or abbreviation) is often used to describe the same thing, include both/all variants, e.g., drug names. Guidance on keyword section and optimizing your manuscript to help readers find your study can be found here: [link].

    Additional information will be required for accepted papers, including author bios and ORCIDs. Tables and figures can be included in the main document or uploaded as separate documents. Figures should be of sufficient quality/resolution to allow peer review. Cover letters are optional.

    A title page should be provided as a separate document. The manuscript should be formatted for masked/anonymous review.

    References can be in any style, as long as a consistent format is applied (e.g., APA, AJP, AMA) and the necessary information is provided (e.g., author names, journal/book title, article/chapter title, publication year, page numbers). All articles cited in text must be included in the Reference section and vice versa. DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are recommended but not required.

    The journal’s reference style will be applied to accepted papers during post-production by Sage.

    Spelling can be UK or US English so long as it is consistent throughout the manuscript.

    An editable version of the article must be supplied at the revision stage. For accepted articles, any Figures or Artwork should have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher and be uploaded as files separate from the main manuscript.

    Submission to the journal implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not in consideration by any other journal.

    Journal of Attention Disorders only accepts submissions electronically. Electronic submissions should be sent to

    Best Student Paper Awards

    *New in 2024*

    We are excited to announce a new initiative to recognize up-and-coming researchers! The JAD submission portal now includes an option to indicate that the lead author of a submission is a student (or was a student when the work was completed). Exceptional student submissions will receive the distinction of Best Student Paper Award and receive a $500 honorarium. We plan to make 1-2 awards per year.


    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 unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, 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 recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account, and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    Featured Sections

    JAD features applied research. JAD additionally publishes unsolicited articles in three other sections: Research Into Practice, Research Briefs, and Literature Reviews. The first, Research Into Practice, should focus on well-developed areas of research with an emphasis on application and evaluation of practice. Specifically, the goal of these submissions is to illustrate how relevant conceptual and empirical principles can be implemented in evaluating and practice. Manuscripts should present theoretically sound and empirically documented principles and illustrate how these have been synthesized into practiced and proven interventions.

    The journal is also interested in publishing articles in a Research Briefs section promoting the dissemination of new, novel, or otherwise important research information in a format that does not require extensive journal space. Research briefs should be substantially shorter than general articles. Although there are no strict page limits, research briefs should generally be no longer than 15 pages, including tables, figures, and references. When submitting a manuscript for consideration as a research brief, the author should so stipulate and agree not to publish a more comprehensive version of the article in another source.

    Finally, the journal is interested in publishing systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses. Authors considering conducting a systematic review/meta-analysis should consider contacting the Editor before submission. JAD will also publish relevant letters describing interesting cases of developments in the field relative to clinical practice.
    The journal also welcomes Letters to the Editor of no more than 300 words. Letters will be published at the editor’s discretion. Opinion essays on relevant topics in ADHD are published by invitation only.

    Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine, or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing.

    Please be aware that Sage has no affiliation with SPi and makes no endorsement of the company. An author’s use of SPi’s services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and SPi, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

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

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in Sage Choice, subject to the 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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