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Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health

0.3 (2023) Impact Factor
1.8 (2023) 5-year IF

3.6 (2023) CiteScore

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

Indexed on PUBMED/MEDLINE
 

Co-published with RoutledgeClick here for Open Access options on this journal

Aims & Scope

Published from 2003 as the Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, the Journal aims to contribute towards the development of a robust and inclusive knowledge base for child and adolescent mental health across diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. To this end, the Journal seeks to promote coverage, representation and dissemination of high-quality international research that traverses high-, middle- and low-income contexts.
Papers from all disciplines addressing child and adolescent mental health are welcome and we encourage interdisciplinary perspectives. We also welcome research that has been co-produced with those with lived experience of using child and adolescent mental health services. 
 
 
Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health publishes research with a focus on:
 
Original research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods)
Meta-analyses and structured reviews
Conceptual or theoretical perspectives
Innovative methodological research
Clinical perspectives (within an evidence-based framework)
Book reviews
Letters to the editor

Editors

Editor-in-Chief

Dr John Goodwin - University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Email: JCAMH.editor@nisc.co.za

Associate Editors

Dr Nicola Evans - Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Dr Kaymarlin Govender - University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Dr Helen Owen - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Dr Georgina Spies - Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Eithne Hunt - University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Dr AnnMarie Grealish - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Dr Jery Hsu - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 
Dr Azra Jahanitabesh -  University of California, Davis, USA
Dr Yasutaka Ojio - National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan
Dr Anthony Sefasi - University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Dr Vasiliki Tzouvara - King’s College London, London, UK
Dr Nina Veenstra - University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

 

Advisory Board

Dr Laura Behan - Health and Information Quality Authority, Cork, Ireland
Trevor Murrells - King’s College London, London, UK
Dr Soraya Seedat - Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

Social Media Manager 

Ryan Goulding - University College Cork, Cork, Ireland 

Editorial Office

e-mail: JCAMH.editor@nisc.co.za

Manuscript Submission

All manuscripts presented in accordance with instructions to authors (printed in the back of each issue) should be submitted online at the Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health ScholarOne Manuscripts site (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rcmh).

Publishing Manager

Contact regarding all aspects relating to the production of the journal, including scheduling and copyright issues:

Dr Kelly-Anne Frith
NISC (Pty) Ltd
4 Speke Street
PO Box 377
Makhanda 6140
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)46 622 9698
Fax: +27 (0)46 622 9550
e-mail: publishing@nisc.co.za

 

Latest Issue

Volume 34, Issue 1-3, 2024

Research Article

Is psychological resilience associated with changes in youth sport participants’ health-related quality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Author(s): Carolyn T Graham Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada , Heather A Shepherd Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada , Olivia Galea Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada , Daniel C Kopala-Sibley Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of Calgary, Canada , Carolyn A Emery Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Canada , Keith Owen Yeates Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of Calgary, Canada
Pages: 30–41
Disordered eating behaviours and basic psychological need satisfaction: the mediating role of anxiety symptoms in preadolescents
Author(s): Tess E Marshall School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK , Kai S Thomas School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK , Netta Weinstein School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK , Ross E Vanderwert School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
Pages: 42–52
Caregiver strain and its predictors among parents of autistic children: a cross-sectional study
Author(s): Aroosa Nighat APPNA Institute of Public Health, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Pakistan , Zaeema Ahmer APPNA Institute of Public Health, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Pakistan , Mohammad Ovais , Pakistan , Fatima Bismah Athar Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan , Lubna Ansari Baig APPNA Institute of Public Health, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Pakistan
Pages: 70–82
Perceived causal symptom network of adolescent mental health issues
Author(s): Amanda Bångstad Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm Health Care Services, Sweden , Judit Fellman Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm Health Care Services, Sweden , Carl Rosendahl Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm Health Care Services, Sweden , Martin Bellander Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm Health Care Services, Sweden , Matti Cervin Lund University, Sweden , Johan Bjureberg Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm Health Care Services, Sweden , Lars Klintwall Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm Health Care Services, Sweden
Pages: 101–114
Prevalence of psychotic-like experiences and its predictors among early adolescents from rural areas in Indonesia
Author(s): Vitriyanti Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia , Nabilah Amalina Rozi Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia , Sherly Saragih Turnip Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Pages: 126–139

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor
Author(s): Brenda Happell Southern Cross University, Australia
Pages: 143–143

Contents

Instructions for Authors

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Instructions for Authors

The Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health welcomes papers from all disciplines addressing child and adolescent mental health. Please refer to our Aims & Scope before reviewing the guidelines below. 

Submission 

Manuscripts should be submitted online at the Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, ScholarOne Manuscripts site

Manuscript Presentation 

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or compatible format. Avoid creative formatting. Consult a recent copy of the journal for general layout and style. Manuscripts should be submitted in English with UK spelling. Consult the Oxford English Dictionary for language usage. Headings: Use sentence case for the title and all headings. Format headings in the following styles: First Level bold; Second level bold italic; Third level italic. Headings should not be numbered. Include tables and figures in the main manuscript, not in separate files. All identifying information should be redacted to facilitate anonymous peer review.

Title Page: Include a separate title page. The title page should include:
Title of manuscript: This should be brief, sufficiently informative for retrieval by automatic searching techniques, and should contain important keywords. 
Author(s) and address(es) of author(s): The corresponding author must be indicated, and an email address and telephone number provided. The authors’ respective addresses where the work was conducted must be indicated. Please also include ORCID IDs where available. 
Abstract: Please include a concise statement of the content of the paper, not exceeding 250 words (see further information regarding abstracts below).
Keywords: 4-8 keywords, sufficiently informative for retrieval by automatic searching techniques.
Declarations
Funding Statement
Conflict of Interest Statement
Ethical Approval Statement
Acknowledgements (where relevant)
Authorship Statement: Acknowledge the contribution of each author, adhering to the CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) statement.

Manuscripts

Original Research (Qualitative, Quantitative, Mixed-Methods): Original Articles should not exceed 5 000 words, exclusive of references, tables, and figures. The abstract and manuscript should be structured as follows: Background: the context for the manuscript; Objective: the primary purpose of the manuscript; Method: data source, recruitment, design, measurements/data collection, data analysis; Results: key findings; Discussion: addressing key findings in the context of the extant literature, limitations; and Conclusions: implications, future directions.

Meta-Analyses and Structured Reviews: These should not exceed 8 000 words, exclusive of references, tables, and figures. The abstract and manuscript should be structured as follows: Background: the context for the manuscript; Objective: the primary purpose of the manuscript; Method: design, search strategy, in/exclusion criteria, data extraction and synthesis, quality appraisal/risk of bias; Results: key findings; Discussion: addressing key findings in the context of the extant literature, limitations; and Conclusions: implications, future directions.

Conceptual or Theoretical Perspectives: These should not exceed 4 000 words, exclusive of references, tables, and figures. The abstract should be unstructured and must be a concise statement of the content of the manuscript.

Innovative Methodological Research: These should not exceed 4 000 words, exclusive of references, tables, and figures. The abstract and manuscript should be structured as follows: Background: the context for the manuscript; Objective: the primary purpose of the manuscript; Method; Results: key findings; Discussion: addressing key findings in the context of the extant literature, limitations; and Conclusions: implications, future directions.

Clinical Perspectives: These should not exceed 4 000 words, exclusive of references, tables, and figures. The abstract and manuscript should be structured as follows: Background: the context for the manuscript; Objective: the primary purpose of the manuscript; Method; Results: key findings; Discussion: addressing key findings in the context of the extant literature, limitations; and Conclusions: implications, future directions.

Book Reviews: These should not exceed 2 000 words. No abstract is necessary.

Letters to the Editor: These are commentaries on papers published within the Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health and should not exceed 2 000 words. No abstract is necessary.

Referencing

The Journal uses the APA (6th edn) author-date system. Every source cited in the text must appear in the reference list, and each entry in the reference list must be cited in the text. 

Tables and figures 

Include tables and figures in the main manuscript, not in separate files. Each table and figure must be numbered with Arabic numerals and must be accompanied by an appropriate stand-alone heading or caption. Figures must not repeat data presented in the text or tables. Authors must ensure that their figures conform to the style of the journal. Pay particular attention to line thickness, font, and figure proportions, taking into account the Journal’s printed page size (140 mm wide x 256 mm high). Costs of redrawing figures may be charged. Please refer to Figure Guidelines for Authors: format, style and technical considerations available for download below. For digital photographs or scanned images, the resolution should be at least 300 dpi for colour or greyscale artwork and a minimum of 600 dpi for black line drawings. These can be saved (in order of preference) in PSD, JPEG, PDF or EPS format. Graphs, charts or maps can be saved in AI, PDF or EPS format. MS Office files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) are also acceptable but DO NOT EMBED Excel graphs or PowerPoint slides in an MS Word document, rather send the original Excel or PowerPoint files. More detailed technical information is provided in Figure Guidelines for Authors.

Editorial policy 

Submission of a manuscript implies that the material has not been published previously, nor is being considered for publication elsewhere. Submission of a manuscript will be taken to imply transfer of copyright of the material to the publishers, NISC (Pty) Ltd. Contributions are accepted on the understanding that the authors have the authority for publication. Material accepted for publication in this journal may not be reprinted or published in translation without the express permission of the publishers, NISC. The Journal has a policy of anonymous peer review. Authors’ names are withheld from referees, but it is their responsibility to ensure that any identifying material is removed from the manuscript. The Editor reserves the right to revise the final draft of the manuscript to conform to editorial requirements. Contributions must conform to the principles outlined in Ethical considerations in research publication available for download below. 

Electronic reprints 

Authors will be notified by email when their article is available for download from the journal website.

Publication Model 

The Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health is a hybrid journal which allows authors the option of publishing their article Open Access for a set fee. Further details are provided at Publishing Open Access at NISC.

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