Journal of Pediatric Psychology highlights

A review of upcoming special issues and submission deadlines.

By Grayson N. Holmbeck, PhD
Lots of news to report at Journal of Pediatric Psychology (JPP). First of all, after the first four months, we have over 100 submissions to the journal, so we are on schedule to have over 300 submissions this year.
So far in 2015, we have had two special issues:
  • Direct Observation Research in Pediatric Psychology (guest edited by Tim Wysocki, PhD).
  • Peer Relations in Youth with Chronic Illness (guest co-edited by Vicki Helgeson, PhD and Grayson Holmbeck, PhD; issue 3).Five special issues are in progress (submission deadlines have passed):
  • Resilience in Youth with Chronic Illnesses or Developmental Disabilities and their Families (guest edited by Marisa Hilliard, PhD; Korey Hood, PhD; Laura Nabors, PhD; and Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD).
  • Trauma and Child Health (guest edited by Annette La Greca, PhD; Jonathan Comer, PhD; and Betty Lai, PhD).
  • Diversity and Health Disparities (guest edited by Celia Lescano, PhD; Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PhD; and Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD).
  • Cost-Effectiveness and Economic Impact of Pediatric Psychology Intervention (guest edited by David Janicke, PhD and Kevin Hommel, PhD).
  • Sleep in Pediatric and Developmental Conditions (letter of intent deadline has passed; guest edited by Dean W. Beebe, PhD; Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis, PhD; and Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD).
The latter special issue will be published in conjunction with special issues on the same topic in Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (CPPP) and Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (JDBP).
We have four other special issues in progress:
  • Disorders of Sex Development (Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015; guest edited by David E. Sandburg, PhD; Nina Callens, PhD; and Vickie Pasterski, PhD).
  • Family Processes and Outcomes (Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015; guest edited by Cynthia Gerhardt, PhD; Cynthia Berg, PhD; Deborah, Wiebe, PhD; and Grayson Holmbeck, PhD).
  • Psychology in Primary Care (Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015; guest edited by John Lavigne, PhD).
  • Unintentional Pediatric Injury (Deadline: June 1, 2016; guest edited by Barbara Morrongiello, PhD and David Schwebel, PhD)
Also, I would like to remind our readers that we have a new ongoing series in JPP : Historical Analysis in Pediatric Psychology . In issue #2 this year, we published two papers for this series. This is a special series of papers devoted to the history of pediatric psychology. Authors interested in submitting a paper for this series can contact the editor of JPP to discuss potential papers prior to submission. There is no deadline for these papers.
As always, I want to thank the associate editors for their remarkable work (Dean Beebe, John Lavigne, Tonya Palermo, Lori Stark, Ric Steele and Tim Wysocki) and Susan Wood for her excellent work as the editorial assistant for the journal.
For any type of manuscript, see the instructions to authors and the paper submission site. If you have feedback or questions, please contact me.