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Journal of Pediatric Psychology highlights

Mentoring for junior reviewers, a high rate of submissions and Pioneers in Pediatric Psychology

By Grayson N. Holmbeck, PhD

The Journal of Pediatric Psychology continues to receive submissions at a high rate. We are currently on pace to exceed 300 submissions in 2012. We thank you all for this high rate of submissions!

I am pleased to report that we have just posted updated details regarding our mentoring program for junior reviewers. You can see these policies and guidelines at the instructions to authors site noted at the end of this article. A big thanks to Susan Wood and Tonya Palermo for helping with this initiative.

With the editorial help of Michael Roberts, we have reactivated the “Pioneers in Pediatric Psychology” series. We plan to publish papers by Phyllis Magrab and John Lavigne early next year. Let us know if you have ideas for authors who would be ideal for this ongoing series. We are asking authors to discuss “lessons learned” from their experiences in the field and how some of their experiences were interwoven with the field’s historical development.

We are also pleased to report that we have developed a set of assessment resource sheets based on JPP’s 2008 special issue on evidence-based assessment.

One last reminder about a special issue deadline: The special issue on Adherence has a submission deadline of Nov. 1, 2012 and seeks to highlight innovative approaches to the treatment or prevention of pediatric nonadherence as well as other issues relevant to this important topic. For more information, contact Lori Stark.

In addition to this special issue (and one on Innovative Treatment and Prevention Programs for Pediatric Overweight and Obesity that had an Oct. 1, 2012 deadline), we are also working on a few of other projects. First, we are working on a special issue on evidence-based interventions which will be a follow-up to an earlier special issue on this topic and will help to inform the “evidence-based” website that Division 54 has developed on this topic (Tonya Palermo will be the guest editor of this issue). Also, we are considering a special issue on statistical applications in pediatric psychology and an issue on trauma-related research. Calls for papers will be forthcoming.

We have been working closely with Jennifer Shroff Pendley and W. Douglas Tynan who will be the co-editors of the new Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (CPPP) journal. Please see the accompanying articles related to this journal and also how to determine whether your paper is best suited for JPP or CPPP.

I want to thank the associate editors for their superb work thus far in 2012 (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, view the Instructions to Authors and papers submissions. Also, I call your attention to a feature on our website that lists JPP papers by topic. More generally, I look forward to serving you.

Please contact me for additional information.