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Journal of Attention Disorders

Journal of Attention Disorders

2017 Impact Factor: 3.668
2017 Ranking: 39/142 in Psychiatry (SCI) | 28/142 in Psychiatry (SSCI) | 12/73 in Psychology, Developmental
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A Journal of Theoretical and Applied Science

Sam Goldstein University of Utah School of Medicine and School of Nursing

eISSN: 15571246 | ISSN: 10870547 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: 8 Times/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.

Senior Editor
Sam Goldstein PhD University of Utah School of Medicine and School of Nursing
Associate Editors
Lenard Adler NYU School of Medicine, USA
Joseph Biederman Harvard Medical School, USA
Mark A. Stein University of Washington, USA
Founding Editor
Keith Conners Duke University, USA
Biostatistical and Methodology Editor
Stephen V. Faraone SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
Test and Product Review Editor
Achilles Bardos University of Northern Colorado, USA
Historical Perspectives
Russell A. Barkley Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, USA
Book Review Editor
Isaac Szpindel Toronto, Canada
Managing Editor
Kathleen Gardner Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center, USA
Editorial Board Members
Howard Abikoff New York University School of Medicine, USA
Ann Abramowitz Emory University, USA
Kevin M. Antshel, Ph.D. SUNY-Upstate Medical University, USA
L. Eugene Arnold Ohio State University, USA
Lindsay Ayearst Multi Health Systems Inc., Canada
Jose J. Bauermeister University of Puerto Rico, USA
Stephen P. Becker, MA Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Mark Bellgrove Monash University, Australia
Joseph Biederman Harvard Medical School, USA
Erin D. Bigler Brigham Young University, USA
Lauren Braswell University of St. Thomas, USA
Ronald T. Brown Wayne State University, USA
Thomas E. Brown Yale University, School of Medicine
Betsy Busch Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Gabrielle A. Carlson Stony Brook University School of Medicine, New York, USA
F. Xavier Castellanos New York University School of Medicine, USA
Wai Chen Southampton University, UK
David Coghill University of Dundee, UK
Mara L. Cordeiro UCLA School of Medicine, USA
Daniel J. Cox University of Virginia Health System, USA
Steven P. Cuffe University of Florida, USA
Melissa DeVries, Ph.D. Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center, Utah, USA
Robert L. Doyle Harvard Medical School, USA
George DuPaul Lehigh University, USA
William O. Dwyer The University of Memphis, USA
Ricardo Eiraldi The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Glen R. Elliot Children's Health Council, USA
Steven W. Evans James Madison University, USA
John M. Froiland Purdue University, Indiana, USA
Paul J. Gerber, Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Douglas Goldsmith The Children's Center, USA
Rapson Gomez Federation University, Australia
Michael Gordon SUNY Health Science Center, USA
Matthew J. Gormley University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Larry Greenhill New York University Psychiatric Institute, USA
Natalie Grizenko Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Canada
C. Thomas Gualtieri North Carolina Neuropsychiatry Clinics, USA
Lily Hechtman McGill University, Canada
Benjamin D. Hill University of South Alabama, USA
Arthur MacNeill Horton Jr. Psychology Associates, Towson and Columbia, Maryland, USA
Betsy Hoza University of Vermont, USA
Peter S. Jensen The REACH Institute, New York, NY, USA
Ridha Joober McGill University, Canada
Gagan Joshi Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Jeffrey S. Katz Clinical Associates of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, USA
Rachel G. Klein New York University School of Medicine, USA
William G. Kronenberger Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Florence Levy Prince of Wales Children's Hospital, Australia
Larry J. Lewandowski Syracuse University, USA
Sandra Loo UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, California
Paulo Mattos University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Keith McBurnett University of California, San Francisco, USA
Eric Mick Harvard Medical School, USA
Louis Guillermo Almeida Montes Neurobiology Institute of Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico
Michael C. Monuteaux Harvard Medical School, USA
Maximilian Muenke National Human Genome Research Institute, USA
Jeffrey H. Newcorn Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Jill M. Norvilitis Buffalo State College, NY
Anne O'Hare University of Edinburgh, UK
Sven Ostlund Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
Rick Ostrander Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Tulio M. Otero The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, USA
James D. A. Parker Trent University, Canada
William Pelham University at Buffalo, USA
Linda Pfiffner University of California, San Francisco, USA
Steve R. Pliszka The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
J. Russell Ramsay University of Pennsylvania, USA
John Ratey Harvard Medical School, USA
Frederick W. Reimherr University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Cecil R. Reynolds Texas A&M University, USA
Cynthia A. Riccio Texas A&M University, USA
Luis Augusto Rohde Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
L. Todd Rose Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
Tony Rostain University of Pennsylvania Health System, USA
Julia Rucklidge University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Steven A. Safren University of Miami, USA
John C. Schureman CATCH Services
Salih Selek Harran University Research Hospital, Turkey
Bengi Semerci Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman University of Minnesota, USA
Elizabeth Short Case Western Reserve University, USA
Mary V. Solanto The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Elizabeth Sparrow Sparrow Neuropsychology
Thomas J. Spencer Harvard Medical School, USA
Hans-Christoph Steinhausen Psychiatric University Clinic Zurich, Zurich
Gary Stoner University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Craig Surman Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Ali Talaei Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Rosemary Tannock University of Toronto, Canada
Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison University of South Carolina-Aiken, USA
David Teplin Private Practice, Toronto, Canada
Mai Uchida Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Robert J. Volpe Northeastern University, Vermont, USA
Margaret Weiss University of British Columbia, Canada
Sharon K. Weiss Behavioral Consultant, McLean, Virginia, USA
Lisa Weyandt University of Rhode Island, USA
Carol K. Whalen University of California, Irvine, USA
Sharon B. Wigal University of California at Irvine
Timothy Wigal University of California at Irvine
Timothy Wilens Harvard Medical School, USA
Janet Wozniak Harvard Medical School, USA
Susan Young University of Exeter, UK
Sydney S. Zentall Purdue University, Indiana
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  • 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.


    Style for all submissions must follow that of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Submission to the journal implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not in consideration by any other journal. Submission to the Applied Research section should be no more than 30 double-spaced pages, including an abstract of 150 words or less using a sectional guideline (Objective, Method, Results, and Conclusion), a brief biographical statement for each contributing author, endnotes, references, tables, and figures, all on separate pages. Author names and affiliations should appear on a separate cover page and the manuscript should be formatted for anonymous review.

    Journal of Attention Disorders only accepts submissions electronically. Electronic submissions should be sent to Submissions must be in Microsoft Word. Please ensure that tables are editable files in Word or Excel, not images. Artwork should have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. Images are best submitted separately from the text document. Please do not embed images into your file, as embedding raster image files (photographs) in Word or similar programs automatically reduces the resolution below what is needed for quality print publication.

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    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: 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 literature reviews. These reviews should be no more than 50 double-spaced pages. Authors considering writing a literature review 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.

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

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