European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is Europe's only peer-reviewed journal entirely devoted to child and adolescent psychiatry. It aims to further a broad understanding of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Empirical research is its foundation, and clinical relevance is its hallmark.

European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry welcomes in particular papers covering neuropsychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, genetics, neuroimaging, pharmacology, and related fields of interest. Contributions are encouraged from all around the world.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Johannes Hebebrand
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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3.74 (2018)
Impact factor
4.075 (2018)
Five year impact factor
50 days
Submission to first decision
192 days
Submission to acceptance
510,873 (2018)
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1435-165X
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1018-8827
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