The JAACAP family of journals aims to promote the well-being of children and families globally by publishing original research and papers of theoretical, scientific, and clinical relevance to the field of child and adolescent mental health.
Excerpts from JAACAP’s Conflict of Interest Policy for JAACAP Editorial Board Members (available below):
In order to preserve the integrity of the publication and maintain the confidence of its readers and the public, JAACAP strives to avoid any real or apparent conflict of interest in the reviewing and editing of manuscripts. With this same intention, disclosure of potential conflict of interest as pertains to authors’ affiliations and financial support of projects and research upon which manuscripts are based is required. Every effort will be made to avoid conflicts of interest in the review and editorial process, taking into consideration that the field of child and adolescent psychiatry is relatively small, and that many of the professionals working within the field are familiar with each other as well as with each other’s work.
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Per AACAP policy, the JAACAP editor-in-chief must be free of pharmaceutical industry ties during his or her tenure. All members of the JAACAP and JAACAP Open editorial boards must disclose any real or potential conflicts of interest and the full disclosure of each board will be published annually.
The Editorial Office will make every effort not to send manuscripts to reviewers who would have a real or apparent conflict of interest. If a reviewer receives a manuscript that he or she recognizes as presenting a real or apparent conflict of interest, even though blinded, the reviewer should decline to review it.
When submitting a manuscript of any type, authors are responsible for recognizing and disclosing potential financial or other personal conflicts of interest that might bias their work. In all situations, a statement in the affiliations and acknowledgments section of the manuscript is required, including funding of the research. If deemed necessary by the editor-in-chief, further explanation may be required in the text of the article, as a footnote, or as written correspondence with the editor. A financial disclosure statement pertaining to relationships other than support specifically for the item in question is required for all items published in JAACAP Journals. If a submitted manuscript is accepted for publication, any provided funding, acknowledgement, and/or disclosure information is published in the final article..
"Conflict of Interest and the Journal Revisited," editors' note by JAACAP Editor-in-Chief Douglas K. Novins, MD, and colleagues, February 2018.
JAACAP Editorial Board Disclosures
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