Journal of Pediatric Psychology (JPP) highlights

Submit papers for several upcoming special issues of JPP.

By Grayson N. Holmbeck, PhD

We are very excited about the following special issues with active calls:

  • Resilience in Youth with Chronic Illnesses or Developmental Disabilities and their Families (Deadline: Dec. 1, 2014; to be guest edited by Marisa Hilliard, PhD; Korey Hood, PhD; Laura Nabors, PhD; and Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD)
  • Trauma and Child Health (Deadline: Dec.1, 2014; to be guest edited by Annette La Greca, PhD; Jonathan Comer, PhD; and Betty Lai, PhD),
  • Diversity and Health Disparities (Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015; to be guest edited by Celia Lescano, PhD; Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, PhD; and Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD)
  • Cost-Effectiveness and Economic Impact of Pediatric Psychology Intervention (Deadline: May 1, 2015; to be guest edited by David Janicke, PhD and Kevin Hommel, PhD)
  • Disorders of Sex Development (Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015; to be guest edited by: David E. Sandburg, PhD; Nina Callens, PhD; and Vickie Pasterski, PhD)
  • Sleep in Pediatric and Developmental Conditions (Deadline: Letter of Intent due April 1, 2015; Manuscript submissions due Aug. 1, 2015; to be guest edited by: Dean W. Beebe, PhD; Carolyn E. Ievers-Landis, PhD; and Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD)

With respect to the last special issue listed, we are pleased to report that this will be a coordinated set of special issues across three journals: Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. There is common submission email address for the letters of intent; authors who are invited to submit full-length manuscripts will be directed to submit their paper to one of these three journals.

We are also delighted to report that the double-length special issue (Issue #8; September) entitled Evidence-Based Interventions in Pediatric Psychology (guest edited by Tonya Palermo, PhD) has been published. One exciting feature of this special issue is that it has been published simultaneously with a related special issue in the Society of Pediatric Psychology’s new journal, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology ( CPPP; guest edited by Bryan D. Carter, PhD).

Also of note: In Issue #9, we will have a special section on training, with a feature article and commentaries. We also have two special issues which are currently being processed and will be published early in 2015:

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).

I would also like to remind readers about a new ongoing series in JPP: Historical Analysis in Pediatric Psychology. We already have two papers “in press” 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.