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The section focuses on relationships between developmental processes, mental health and psychiatric illness. The section aims to publish significant clinical and epidemiological studies linking developmental science with psychiatry, with particular attention to the first two decades of life. It also publishes basic science findings relevant to this theme and works from allied disciplines (e.g. psychology, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics) that may have clinical impacts. We strongly encourage developmental scientists and researchers from allied disciplines to bring their work to the attention of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
In particular, we emphasize the value of longitudinal studies for increasing understanding of the development of psychiatric disorders, especially the new generation of longitudinal studies that incorporate conventional or high-throughput molecular genetics. As longitudinal studies increasingly include structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging and other modalities used to image the brain, these will enrich our understanding of brain development and the development of psychiatric disorder. There is also continued needs for careful phenomenological studies, clinical description of new syndromes and for studies investigating how changes in environmental risk factors and society in general may influence the development or the expression of psychopathology.
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Case Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Psychiatry and Pediatrics.
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