Journal of Pediatric Psychology


is the scientific publication of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP), Division 54 of the American Psychological Association, whose mission is to promote the health and psychological well being of children, youth and their families through science and an evidence-based approach to practice, education, training, advocacy, and consultation. As such, the journal publishes articles related to theory, research, and professional practice in pediatric psychology.

Pediatric psychology is an interdisciplinary field addressing physical, cognitive, social, and emotional functioning and development as they relate to health and illness issues in children, adolescents, and families. The journal publishes papers on a wide variety of topics exploring the interrelationship between psychological and physical well-being of children, adolescents, and families including: psychosocial and developmental factors contributing to the etiology, course, treatment, and outcome of pediatric conditions; assessment and treatment of behavioral and emotional concomitants of disease, illness, and developmental disorders; the role of psychology in healthcare settings; behavioral aspects of pediatric medicine; the promotions of health and health-related behaviors; the prevention of illness and injury among children and youth; and issues related to the training of pediatric psychologists.
The main emphasis of the journal is on original research. Analytical reviews of research, brief scientific reports, scholarly case studies, and comments to the editor will also be considered for publication. Articles are welcomed from authors in psychology and other disciplines serving children and families.

All new submissions can be submitted electronically (see Author Guidelines), and inquiries regarding potential submissions should be directed to the editor, Avani Modi.

Journal Submissions

New manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Pediatric Psychology will be handled by the current editor's Editorial Board.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Editor, Avani Modi.

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