Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Open Access & Peer-Reviewed

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Aims and Scope


The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JCAP) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish the highest quality research on the psychological, neurological, behavioural and developmental aspects of mental health in children and adolescents. The mission of JCAP is to provide a forum for researchers, clinicians, educators, and other professionals interested in child and adolescent psychiatry to exchange their findings in an open, unrestricted, and accessible format.

JCAP publishes a broad range of research topics related to child and adolescent mental health, including epidemiology, genetics, neurodevelopment, neurobiology, neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, therapeutic interventions, and health systems. The journal also welcomes contributions from other disciplines such as psychology, social work, and public health, provided they are focused on child and adolescent mental health. 

JCAP seeks to advance the understanding and effective treatment of child and adolescent mental health issues. To that end, it is committed to publishing high-quality original research and systematic reviews that promote best practices for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of mental health issues in children and adolescents. Papers are welcomed from researchers around the world, including those from low- and middle-income countries.

JCAP also has a particular interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in the field of child and adolescent mental health. To that end, the journal welcomes research on topics such as systemic discrimination, cultural sensitivity, resilience, and resource disparities in mental health care.

Proposals may come from various perspectives including but not restricted to:


  • Mental health
  • Parenting
  • Suicide
  • Pica
  • Adolescent
  • Genotype
  • Children
  • Assessment
  • Trauma
  • Psychiatry
  • Genetics
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd)
  • Eating problems
  • Child behaviour
  • Suicidal behaviors
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Interpersonal research
  • Psychotherapeutic treatments
  • Genetic aspects
  • Psychopharmacological treatments
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Child psychiatry
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Schizophrenia
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Pediatric mental health
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuropsychology
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Comorbidities
  • Psychiatric disorders in children with chronic illness
  • Psychiatric disorders in children with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Psychiatric disorders in children with intellectual disability
  • Psychiatric disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Psychiatric disorders in children with genetic disorders
  • Child and adolescent suicide
  • Bullying and victimization
  • Cyberbullying
  • Parenting practices
  • Family environment and child mental health
  • School-based interventions
  • Early intervention
  • Prevention programs
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Cultural considerations in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • LGBTQ+ youth and mental health
  • Disparities in access to mental health care
  • Mental health policy and advocacy
  • Quality improvement in mental health care
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Telepsychiatry


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