Focus and Scope

The Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (SJCAPP) is an international scientific journal of research and practice covering a broad scope of high value articles in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology. The journal publishes quantitative and qualitative research on: diagnosis, assessment, psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments, behavior, cognition, epidemiology, development, training, cross cultural issues, neuroscience and genetic aspects related to mental disorders in children, adolescents and families. The journal also welcomes interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary submission if relevant for childhood psychopathology. The journal’s readership covers all disciplines relevant to the field, and thus publishes concise and well written papers only, avoiding jargon and technicism. The Journal publishes short and full length original papers, systematic and narrative reviews, case studies, letters, theoretical articles including perspectives and debate, and book reviews.

Authors who receive funding from the U.S.  National Institutes of Health (NIH) are free to deposit their final peer-reviewed SJCAPP manuscripts in PubMed Central (PMC) in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.  To deposit their articles, authors may use Method C , as described at http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process.htm#c .  SJCAPP does not require a waiting period prior to making articles publicly available, so authors submitting accepted manuscripts to PMC are encouraged to specify that their articles can be released to PubMed Central "immediately" after publication in the journal. 

Peer Review Process

All papers will undergo editorial screening.  Original articles, reviews, and case studies will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two peer reviewers and one section-editor. Peer reviewers are asked to submit their review within three (3) weeks. All articles will be fast-tracked through the peer-review and editorial process and we will endeavour to publish accepted papers within 2 weeks of final acceptance.

Publication Frequency

SJCAPP publishes accepted papers online immediately after completion of peer-review and editorial processes. Papers will subsequently be collated as quarterly editions for indexing and citation purposes.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

The Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (SJCAPP) was founded in 2012 by a group of researchers and clinicians from Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand, Denmark. Their aim was to establish an open-access, peer-reviewed, and fast-track outlet for child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology which would engage clinicians and researchers in a constructive dialogue and offer readers interested in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology free access to high quality, scientific information in all areas of the discipline. The founding editor is Ole Jakob Storebø.