The publication of scientific journals has seen over four centuries since the world’s first scientific journal, Philosophical Transactions was published in 1662, by the then ‘Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge’1. Scholarly publications have come a long way in terms of technology, practice and policy, but the core objective still remains the same; informing, or sharing, the latest scientific discoveries.
The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, which turns 60 in 2019, has been informing and influencing the field of child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry by publishing a wealth of extensive scientific research over the past six decades.
The journal had its inception at the 1955 Toronto Meeting of the International Congress of Child Psychiatry. The then Association of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, later renamed the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, published the first volume and issue in 1960 with C B Hindley, Elizabeth Irvine and Emanuel Miller as editors. This was followed by a succession of eminent psychologists and psychiatrists leading the journal. Read more about the history of the journal in the 50th anniversary tribute issue.
Your opportunity to get involved
Continuing with the tradition of the journal, we strive to inform, engage and influence researchers, practitioners, and those interested in child and adolescent mental health. Part of the 60th anniversary celebrations include activities looking back on the contribution of authors, reviewers, editors, and institutions, plus we will be discussing future challenges for the science of child psychology and psychiatry. We welcome your thoughts and reflections on the journal.
- Do you have a favourite paper in JCPP?
- Have you published in JCPP and would like to share your experience?
- Have you been influenced by any paper?
- Is there a particular paper you feel has influenced the field more than others?
Get involved and email me with your reflections on the journal’s past 60 years, and what you’d like to see for the future.
We would like you to be part of the journal’s incredible journey, in Robert Browning’s words – ‘Grow… with me, the best is yet to be!’