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Focus and Scope
The Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (SJCAPP) is an international scientific journal of research and practice covering a broad scope of high value articles in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology. The journal publishes quantitative and qualitative research on: diagnosis, assessment, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments, behavior, cognition, epidemiology, development, training, cross cultural issues, neuroscience and genetic aspects related to mental disorders in children, adolescents and families. The journal also welcomes interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary submission if relevant for childhood psychopathology. The journal’s readership covers all disciplines relevant to the field, and thus publishes concise and well written papers only, avoiding jargon and technicism. The Journal publishes short and full length original papers, systematic and narrative reviews, case studies, letters, theoretical articles including perspectives and debate, and book reviews.
Peer Review Process
All papers will undergo editorial screening. Original articles, reviews, and case studies will be blindly peer- reviewed by at least two peer reviewers and one section-editor. Peer reviewers are asked to submit their review within three (3) weeks. All articles will be fast-tracked through the peer-review and editorial process and we will endeavour to publish accepted papers within 2 weeks of final acceptance.
SJCAPP publishes accepted papers online immediately after completion of peer-review and editorial processes. Papers will subsequently be collated as quarterly editions for indexing and citation purposes.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license users are free to share the work (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format), if the contribution is properly attributed and used for non-commercial purposes. The material published in the journal may not be altered or build upon.
The Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (SJCAPP) was founded in 2012 by a group of researchers and clinicians from Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand, Denmark. Their aim was to establish an open-access, peer-reviewed, and fast-track outlet for child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology which would engage clinicians and researchers in a constructive dialogue and offer readers interested in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology free access to high quality, scientific information in all areas of the discipline. The founding editor is Ole Jakob Storebø.
Rejection rate: 2016 and 2017: 24%
Sven Bölte - Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Karolinska Institutet (KIND), Sweden
Ole Jakob Storebø - Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Department and Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand, Denmark
Tobias Banaschewski - Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Mannheim, Germany
David Coghill - Centre for Neuroscience University of Dundee, Scotland
Stephen V. Faraone - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
Susan Shur-Fen Gau - Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Christopher Gillberg - Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Jessica Alice Hellings - Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Martin Holtmann - University hospital for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Emily J.H. Jones - Department of Psychology, University of London, UK
Sunil Karande, M.D. (Pediatrics) - Department of Pediatrics, King Edward Memorial Hospital | KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
Ørjan G. Martinsen - Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway
Dr. Yael Shmueli-Goetz - Anna Freud Centre, London, UK
Edmund J. S. Sonuga-Barke - Institute of Disorders of Impulse and Attention, University of Southampton, UK
Rosemary Tannock - Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Program, University of Toronto, Canada
Bodil Aggernæs - Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Department, Region Zealand, Denmark
Mette Ellemose Andersen - Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Niels Bilenberg - Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, South Danish University, Denmark
Ask Elklit - Danish Research Unit of Psychological Trauma, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Karin Ensink - School of Psychology, University Laval, Quebech, Canada
Barbara Hoff Esbjørn - Department of Psychology, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Einar Heiervang - Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Department, Oslo University, Norway
Siv Kvernmo - Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Department, Tromsø University, Norway
Rikke Lambæk - Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
Jan-Olov Larsson - Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Carla Sharp - Department of Psychology, University of Houston, USA
Erik Simonsen - Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand, and Copenhagen University, Denmark
Anne Mette Skovgaard - Institute for Neuroscience, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Mikael Thastum - Department of Psychology and Behavioural Scineces, Århus University, Denmark
Per Hove Thomsen - Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric, Århus University, Denmark
Mette Skovgaard Væver - Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Online Submissions: http://www.editorialmanager.com/sjcapp
To publish in Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, authors are not required to pay an article processing charge (APC).
- Word limits (excluding abstract, tables, figures, references) are 5000 words for original articles and 6000 for reviews other formats have a maximum of 2000 words. In case of exceeding limits, please consult the editors
- The manuscript must be prepared using a .rtf .doc, or .docx file
- Manuscripts must be written in English
- The text must be single-spaced, using Arial 12
The text is structured as follows:
- Title - The title page should consist of (i) the complete title of the manuscript (include a short running title), (ii) the full name of each author and the authors’ institutional affiliations, (iii) complete contact information of the corresponding author
- Abstract - Maximum 300 words incorporating the following headings: Background; Objective; Method; Results; Conclusions; Key words. The abstract should not contain unexplained abbreviations
- Main Text - Original articles consist of: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Clinical significance, References. Reviews and other formats can be organized differently
- Tables and Figures - should be submitted separately using a placeholder in the main text. These must be referred to using Arabic numbers in order of their appearance in the text (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, Table 2, etc.)
- Optional sections - Acknowledgement, conflict of interest statement etc.
- References - Use the Vancouver style with numbers in round brackets in the text and a numbered list in the Reference section (1)
- Statistics - Use APA guidelines for reporting statistics in articles
- Abbreviations - All abbreviations must be spelt out on first usage and only widely recognized abbreviations will be permitted
- Randomised Controlled Trials - The Journal recommends authors to use the newest version of CONSORT guidelines. In particular, a flow chart illustrating the progress of participants through the trial (CONSORT diagram) must be included
- Supplementary Material - is encouraged
- Proofs - Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail as an Acrobat PDF file
- Registration of Clinical Trials - The Journal recommends that all clinical trials are registered in a public trials registry.
All matters relating to the editorial policies of SJCAPP should be addressed in writing to Editors-in Chief:
Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology Editorial Office
Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand,
Fælledvej 6,4200 Slagelse, Denmark
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SCJAPP_OPEN ACCESS AGREEMENT.doc (159 Kb)
SJCAPP - Author Guidelines.pdf (250 Kb)
ICMJE - Recommendations.pdf (135 Kb)