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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: 27 | Current issue: 6 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.

Sam Goldstein PhD University of Utah School of Medicine and School of Nursing
Associate Editors
Jeffrey H. Newcorn Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Luis Augusto Rohde Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Margaret Sibley Seattle Children’s Hospital, 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
Editorial Board Members
Ann Abramowitz Emory University, USA
Carla Allan University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine, US
Kevin M. Antshel, Ph.D. SUNY-Upstate Medical University, USA
Anne Arnett University of Washington, USA
Lindsay Ayearst Multi Health Systems Inc., Canada
Stephen P. Becker, MA Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Jake Behrens ADHD Clinic, Milwaukee, WI, US
Eva Billstedt University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Ronald T. Brown Wayne State University, USA
Thomas E. Brown Yale University, School of Medicine
Betsy Busch Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Will Canu Appalachian State University, USA
F. Xavier Castellanos New York University School of Medicine, USA
Ann Childress Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Inc., Las Vegas, NV
Andrea Chronis-Tuscano University of Maryland, US
David Coghill University of Dundee, Ireland
Daniel J. Cox University of Virginia Health System, USA
George DuPaul Lehigh University, USA
William O. Dwyer The University of Memphis, USA
Ricardo Eiraldi The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Jeff Epstein University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA
Steven W. Evans James Ohio University
John M. Froiland Purdue University, USA
David W. Goodman Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Matthew J. Gormley University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Natalie Grizenko Douglas Institute, Canada
Cynthia M. Hartung University of Wyoming, USA
John Heiligenstein Eli Lilly and Company
Jonathan L. Hess SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
Benjamin D. Hill University of South Alabama, USA
Betsy Hoza University of Vermont, USA
Gagan Joshi Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Jeffrey S. Katz Clinical Associates of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, USA
Martin A. Katzman Clinic for the Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Laura E. Knouse University of Richmond, US
Beth Krone Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, US
William G. Kronenberger Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Joshua M. Langberg Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Sandra Loo UCLA Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
Benjamin J. Lovett, Ph.D. Columbia University, USA
Iris Manor, M.D Tel Aviv University, Israel
Greg Mattingly Group St Louis, MO Washington University School of Medicine, President, Midwest Research
Keith McBurnett University of California, San Francisco, USA
Michael Meinzer University of Illinois at Chicago
Amori Yee Mikami The University of British Columbia, Canada
Brooke S. G. Molina University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
Luis Guillermo Almeida Montes Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Servicios de Salud del Estado de Querétaro, Mexico
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
Rick Ostrander Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions
James D. A. Parker Trent University, Canada
Steve R. Pliszka University of Texas in San Antonio
J. Russell Ramsay University of Pennsylvania, USA
Cecil Reynolds Texas A&M University, USA
Keri Shiels Rosch Kennedy Krieger Institute, US
Bradley M. Rosenfield Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, US
Julia Rucklidge University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Julie Schweitzer University of California Davis School of Medicine, US
Salih Selek University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman University of Texas at Austin
Karen E. Seymour Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US
Nitzan Shahar Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Elizabeth Short Case Western Reserve University, USA
Mary V. Solanto The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Elizabeth Sparrow Sparrow Neuropsychology
Hans-Christoph Steinhausen Psychiatric University Clinic Zurich, Zurich
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
Roberta Waite College of Nursing and Health Professions
Jeanette Wasserstein Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Margaret Weiss University of British Columbia, Canada
Lisa Weyandt University of Rhode Island, USA
Timothy Wilens Harvard Medical School, USA
Janet Wozniak Harvard Medical School, USA
Susan Young Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
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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. 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. Authors are also asked to provide to submit names, academic affiliations, and contact information for six colleagues in the field familiar with the topic of their paper when submitting they're manuscript.

    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.


    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.

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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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