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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.
  • The series is now closed for new submissions.
  • 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. 
  • More information about CAPMH, including instructions for authors, is available here
  • Once ready, submissions can be uploaded through SNAPP by clicking here.

Theme series co-editors:

Anna Ordóñez, MD, MAS

National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD, USA

Dr. Andreas Witt, PHD

Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste (UPD)
Bern, Switzerland

Andrés Martin, MD, MPH

Yale Child Study Center
New Haven, CT, USA

Prof. Dr. med. Jörg M. Fegert

Universitätsklinikum Ulm
Ulm, Germany

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.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    5.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
    5.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.769 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.399 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    8 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    90 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    3,203 Altmetric mentions