Journal of Child Psychology publishes articles on basic research and theory in the broad field of psychopathology and other abnormal behaviors, their determinants, and correlates.
The following topics fall within the journal's major areas of focus:
- psychopathology — its etiology, development, symptomatology, and course
- normal processes in abnormal individuals
Theoretical papers of scholarly substance on abnormality may be appropriate if they advance understanding of a specific issue directly relevant to abnormal psychology and fall within the length restrictions of a regular (not extended) article.
Case Studies from either a clinical setting or a laboratory will be considered if they raise or illustrate important questions that go beyond the single case and have heuristic value.
Each article should represent a significant addition to knowledge and understanding of abnormal behavior in its etiology, description, or development.
Contributors are welcome to publish high quality clinical, and laboratory research papers, case series, reviews, guidelines, techniques, and practice manuscripts related to all aspects of emotional and intellectual well being of children and adolescents.