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Call for papers

Child and adolescent mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic: a call for submissions to CAPMH

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH) is issuing a call for submissions on child and adolescent mental health related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Articles will be accepted on a rolling basis and organized into a thematic collection with overarching editorials.
  • Any aspect of mental health in children and adolescents could be suitable for this collection, so long as there is a clear connection to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • For example, articles could address clinical system delivery, policy initiatives, telehealth, or innovative educational approaches – among many others.
  • We especially encourage collaborative efforts within and between different regions of the world.
  • Empirical studies using quantitative, qualitative or mixed method submissions are appropriate. 
  • Commentaries or other non-data-based submissions may be considered but are less likely to be suitable for publication.
  • CAPMH is an open-access journal. As such, there are publication costs for authors of accepted articles. Fees depend on the authors’ regions and institutions of origin.
  • We encourage submissions from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and have the ability to waive fees for authors with demonstrated need on a case-by-case basis.
  • Given the acute and rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, we are committed to providing a rapid editorial decision, with a first decision submitted to authors no later than 3 weeks from the time of submission.
  • All submissions will be peer reviewed, and an invitation to submit a manuscript does not imply its acceptance. 
  • We encourage inquiries prior to submission through contact with the theme series editors, who can be reached here.
  • More information about CAPMH, including instructions for authors, is available here
  • Once ready, submissions can be uploaded through Editorial Manager by clicking here.
  • Additionally, we are happy to announce that limited financial support is available for this thematic series and we encourage authors to contact the CAPMH editorial office (capmh.editorial@uniklinik-ulm.de) for further details upon acceptance.

Theme series co-editors:

Anna Ordóñez, MD, MAS

National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
anna.ordonez@nih.gov

Dr. Andreas Witt, PHD

Universitätsklinikum Ulm
Ulm, German
Andreas.Witt@uniklinik-ulm.de

Andrés Martin, MD, MPH

Yale Child Study Center
New Haven, CT, USA
andres.martin@yale.edu

Prof. Dr. med. Jörg M. Fegert

Universitätsklinikum Ulm
Ulm, Germany
Joerg.Fegert@uniklinik-ulm.de

Affiliated with

  • The officially endorsed publication of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). To learn more, please visit the IACAPAP landing page.

  • The officially endorsed publication of the European Association for Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology and other involved Professions (EFCAP). To learn more, please visit the EFCAP website.

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