Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (formerly Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology) brings together the latest innovative research that advances knowledge of psychopathology from infancy through adolescence. The journal publishes studies that have a strong theoretical framework and use a diversity of methods, with an emphasis on empirical studies of the major forms of psychopathology found in childhood disorders (e.g., disruptive behavior disorders, depression, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorder). Studies focus on the epidemiology, etiology, assessment, treatment, prognosis, and developmental course of these forms of psychopathology. Studies highlighting risk and protective factors; the ecology and correlates of children's emotional, social, and behavior problems; and advances in prevention and treatment are featured.

 

Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology is the official journal of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP), a multidisciplinary scientific society.

 

  • Publishes innovative research that advances the knowledge of psychopathology, from infancy through adolescence.
  • Publishes studies that have a strong theoretical framework and use a diversity of methods to study the major forms of psychopathology throughout childhood and adolescence.
  • Focuses on the epidemiology, etiology, assessment, treatment, prognosis, and developmental course of psychopathology from infancy through adolescence.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Joshua Langberg,
  • Paul Frick
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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4.096 (2021)
Impact factor
4.725 (2021)
Five year impact factor
43 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
621,327 (2021)
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    The journal of Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (RCAP) invites manuscripts for a special issue on “Clinical Psychology in the Era of Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDoC): Reconciling Individually-Focused Practice with a Broader Biopsychosocial Context.”

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    The journal of Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology invites manuscripts for a special issue on "Novel Insights into the Externalizing Psychopathology Spectrum in Childhood and Adolescence from Intensive Longitudinal Data"

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    The journal of Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology invites manuscripts for a special issue on “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective.”

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2730-7174
Print ISSN
2730-7166
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