Update: Special Issue on Monitoring and Measurement in Child and Adolescent Mental Health  

Our co-Research Leads, Jenna Jacob and Julian Edbrooke-Childs were recently invited to be Guest Editors for a special issue in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This was focused on Monitoring and Measurement in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and the aim of agreeing to do this was to bring together high-quality research publications focused on our shared area of expertise and interest.  

During this process, we were informed that unfortunately, Clarivate had discontinued coverage of the journal, and the impact factor had been removed. We understood this to be the result of an investigation into the processes and practices of the journal. For example, fast review times and reliance on a high number of special issues might dilute the cohesiveness and quality of the journal.

This news was surprising and very disappointing to us, especially given the amount of work that had gone into the special issue at that point. We agreed with the journal to close the special issue, but that the publications that had already been published in the special issue would still stand.   

We are pleased that these regular investigative processes are in place, to protect the integrity of research. We do feel that our special issue in particular had a specific and consistent area of focus, and we took our role as Guest Editors in reviewing the quality of the submissions seriously. We are pleased with the high-quality papers that were published as part of this special issue. 

We would like to thank the authors of the special issue for their support in this process, and for all the hard work in bringing this special issue to life; an incredible amount of hard work went into it, and we are proud of the publications.

You can access the publications here. 

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