Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by three or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
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
92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
56 days to first decision for all manuscripts
173 days from submission to acceptance
18 days from acceptance to publication
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