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About the Journal

The Journal of Pediatric Psychology (ISSN 0146-8693) is published ten times a year by Oxford University Press for the Society of Pediatric Psychology, PO Box 170231, Atlanta, GA 30317. The journal 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.


Journal of Pediatric Psychology is covered by the following major indexing services:-

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Education Research Abstracts
Environmental Science and Pollution Management
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Family & Society Studies Worldwide
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Year Impact Factor Ssi: Psychology, Developmental
2015 2.620 19 out of 69
2014 2.472 21 out of 68
2013 2.541 21 out of 65
2012 2.647 20 out of 65
2011 2.910 16 out of 67
2010 2.943 17 out of 66
2009 3.050 12 out of 59
2008 2.895 12 out of 55
2007 3.045 8 out of 52
2006 3.157 6 out of 53

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

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