Lois Flaherty, M.D.
I am delighted to report that the inaugural issue of Adolescent Psychiatry will debut in January 2011. This issue (and only this issue) will be freely available on-line. A special reduced subscription rate will be available for ASAP members. This on-line journal replaces our biannual printed Annals which was no longer affordable or practical for our membership.
The contents of the January issue will include articles on borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder in adolescents, cybercruelty, immigrant adolescents, research on identity and self-esteem, and several articles on psychotherapy. The journal will have a website at Bentham Science Publishers, <www.Bentham.org>, for accessing it on-line, ordering print copies and subscriptions, and submitting manuscripts. The submission, review and editing process will all be electronic. The publisher is offering 2 free journal subscriptions for anyone who requests a library subscription.
As I have previously reported, the new version of Adolescent Psychiatry will be published quarterly. The anticipated dates of publication are January, April, July and October. The deadline for receipt of articles by the publisher is 2 months prior to publication date. The usual time for peer review is 4 weeks, and it is also necessary to allow time for revision and editing, usually another 4-8 weeks. So the minimum time from receipt of articles to publication is about 4 months. So far I have plans for two special issues, one on substance abuse in adolescents and one on early manifestations of psychotic disorders. In addition, I would like to begin a tradition of having a special issue that would include the presentations at the Annual Meeting, titled, The Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry.
The journal will have a section for letters to the editor as well as commentaries on the published articles. I am hoping that the initial issue will spark some.
Prospective authors who are interested in submitting articles may contact me to discuss their submissions, or send abstracts or outlines of their articles to me directly at AnnalsEditor@aol.com.