Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology updates

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology reaches the one year mark with over 80 submissions.

By Jennifer Shroff Pendley and W. Douglas Tynan, PhD

As the first year anniversary of the official launch of CPPP approaches, we wanted to share some updates and new developments. We received over 80 submissions this first year which is above the average for a new journal. APA reports that they expect around 40 submissions for the first year of a new journal; thus we are far surpassing that mark, an indicator of strong interest and enthusiasm for the journal. Not only are we receiving a higher than expected number of submissions, the submissions are generally high caliber papers that fit in the scope of CPPP . These data illustrate that CPPP is filling an important need for the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

Our journal staff APA enthusiastically have marketed the new journal, using the APA website, social media and even Wikepedia. APA also issues table of contents and Online First publication alerts to those who subscribe to PsycAlerts, and has an RSS feed for the journal. The public and subscriber responses have been extremely positive.

As we move into our second year, we would like to thank our advisors who have offered sage advice throughout this first year: Grayson Holmbeck, Anne Kazak, Michael Roberts, and Lori Stark and Tim Wysocki. In addition, a huge thanks goes to Tonya Palermo as she has been a terrific support as well. We are pleased to now transition from the advisors to a strong team of associate editors: Bryan Carter, Paul Robins and Jennifer Schurman. Bryan currently is editing the special issue on Evidence Based Interventions, which will come out later in 2014 in tandem with the JPP partner issue. In addition, Paul and Jennifer have begun working with submissions that will also appear in 2014. We are discussing ideas for expanding sections on training and quality improvement; be on alert for new call for papers.

We recently launched a CPPP Mentoring Program for Junior Reviewers , similar to the program used by JPP . We encourage our editorial board members to consider mentoring a student on a review as this program is an ideal way for students to learn about the review process. Please follow the guidelines posted and contact us with any questions. At this time, as the program is just beginning, we are not formally matching students with editorial board members.

We look forward to seeing more submissions as CPPP matures.