JCPP Advances has a broad remit covering all areas of infant, child and adolescent, and early adult development as these relate to mental health and disorder, and developmental psychopathology, broadly defined. The journal has a commitment to open science, rapid publication, and creating a high-quality publishing experience for authors. We aim to promote ground-breaking research, new theoretical perspectives, and methodological innovation.

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An attachment‐based program for parents of youth with clinically significant mental health problems: Scaling up and drilling down to mechanisms of change

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We longitudinally examined whether parent–youth attachment anxiety and avoidance predicted reductions in internalizing and externalizing problems in a large one-group clinical sample of youth and their parents who completed Connect, an attachment-based parenting program. Parent reports indicated that reductions in youth attachment anxiety predicted reductions in internalizing problems, whereas reductions in attachment anxiety and avoidance predicted reductions in externalizing problems.

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Trajectories of mental health across the primary to secondary school transition

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Using latent class growth analysis, this analysis found four trajectory classes of young people's mental health across the primary to secondary transition. These classes were predicted by individual-level characteristics.

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Chronotype and depression in adolescence: Results from a UK birth cohort study

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Adolescents with an “evening” chronotype reported a higher number of depressive symptoms at age 14 years. Eveningness was more strongly related to depressive symptoms in females. The findings were robust even after adjustment for a wide range of environmental and biopsychosocial factors, both proximal and distal, including poor sleep quality and prior mental health problems.

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Caregiver strategies before intervention moderate caregiver fidelity and maintenance in RCT of JASPER intervention with autistic toddlers

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Interventions facilitated by caregivers have gained popularity among those caring for young children with autism. Instructing caregivers on specific techniques to foster social communication skills in their at-risk or diagnosed autistic children has the potential to alleviate concerns about their children's development. Understanding caregiver style of interaction before intervention on caregiver fidelity and maintenance from exit to follow up and child progress is important to improving intervention uptake and child outcomes.

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Maternal psychological distress and temperament traits in children from infancy to late childhood

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We examined among over 2000 mother-child dyads the associations of maternal psychological distress (depressive, anxiety and perceived stress symptoms) during pregnancy with child temperament traits in infancy and in late childhood. In our longitudinal study, maternal psychological distress during pregnancy was associated with higher negative affectivity and lower Effortful Control in children in infancy and in late childhood and with changes in these temperament traits from infancy to late childhood.

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Endorsements

Henrik Larsson, Editor-in-Chief:
"JCPP Advances wants to change the way that authors experience the publishing process and help their submissions reach full potential. We will maintain rigorous evaluation of the science whilst removing unnecessary steps in the process, such as reformatting articles, and by reusing peer review feedback. Our editorial team is actively committed to identifying and shaping critical research findings, supporting open science, including open access and meeting a real need for researchers of child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry."

Edmund Sonuga-Barke, JCPP Editor-in-Chief:
"Great to see the launch of our sister journal JCPP Advances – what a welcome addition to the JCPP family. It’s a fully Open Access journal that complements JCPP, and Henrik and I will work closely together to give authors the greatest possible choice of publication models while continuing to ensure, as always, the highest scientific standards and production values."

Sarah Oates, Senior Editorial Director, Wiley:
"Our mission for the JCPP family is to publish well conducted research, disseminate knowledge widely, reduce redundancy in the peer review process and dramatically improve the publishing experience for our authors by helping them find a home for their research as quickly and painlessly as possible and enabling them to adhere to institutional and funder mandates. We hope that the work published in both JCPP and JCPP Advances will lead to a better understanding of, and better outcomes for, children, teenagers, and young adults in our society."

Essi Viding, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University College London:

"JCPP has led the way in publishing state-of-the-art, forward looking research into child and adolescent mental health. I am excited about the launch of its open access sister journal, JCPP Advances, which has the potential to substantially increase the reach and impact of high quality studies in this field."

David Cottrell, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Leeds:
"It is good to see ACAMH continuing its commitment to supporting and disseminating high quality and clinically relevant research by adding another journal, JCPP Advances, to its portfolio. With a commitment to open access and rapid publication, whilst maintaining existing high standards, this will be a welcome addition to the JCPP family."

Megan Gunnar, Professor of Child Development, University of Minnesota:
"JCPP Advances is a welcome addition to ACAMH's continuing commitment to state-of-the-art publishing on child and adolescent mental health. The open-access nature of our new sister journal will make this information more widely available which serves goals of equity and justice that we all hold dear."

Stephen Scott, President, Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health:
"The launch of JCPP Advances is a major milestone in taking forward disseminating high quality research for the benefit of children and young people. It has an extremely eminent editorial team with world class credentials, like its sister journal the JCPP. But what is different here is that JCPP Advances is Open Access, thus enabling all researchers and clinicians around the world freely to read and cite latest developments. It is leading the way in getting thinking and practice improved for the better."

JCPP Advances is supported by JCPP and CAMH

JCPP Advances is supported by The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Both journals are published by ACAMH, the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. These journals participate in a manuscript transfer program by referring articles of suitable quality and offering authors the option to have their article, with any peer review reports, selected for transfer to JCPP Advances.