Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
DisciplinePediatric psychiatry
Edited byAndrés Martin, James J. Hudziak
Publication details
Former name(s)
Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry
7.26 (2014)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry
ISSN0890-8567 (print)
1527-5418 (web)
OCLC no.14404226

The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering pediatric psychiatry. It is published by Elsevier and is the official journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The editor-in-chief is Douglas Novins.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2014 impact factor is 7.26, ranking it first among 119 journals in the category "Pediatrics".[1] It is abstracted and indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, and Science Citation Index.

Call for retraction[edit]

The group Healthy Skepticism has accused the journal of having published an article, in 2001, that misrepresented the results of an industry-sponsored clinical trial, study 329. The study examined the use of paroxetine by teenagers.[2] The trial was sponsored by, and ghostwritten on behalf of, SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline), and is widely regarded as having downplayed the trial's negative results. JAACAP editors have declined to retract the article, arguing that the negative results are available in the article, and that therefore there are no grounds for retraction. This claim is disputed on the basis that primary and secondary outcomes for efficacy were manipulated and safety results were obscured or omitted. Critics therefore argue that the Journal's editors have failed to uphold the scientific standards of clinical research by failing to retract a fraudulent article.[3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Pediatrics". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.
  2. ^ Martin Keller, et al, "Efficacy of paroxetine in the treatment of adolescent major depression: a randomized, controlled trial", Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40(7), July 2001, pp. 762–772. doi:10.1097/00004583-200107000-00010 PMID 11437014
  3. ^ Isabel Heck, "Controversial Paxil paper still under fire 13 years later", The Brown Daily Herald, 2 April 2014.
  4. ^ Melanie Newman, "The Rules of Retraction", BMJ, 341(7785), 11 December 2010, pp. 1246–1248. doi:10.1136/bmj.c6985 PMID 21138994
  5. ^ Jon N. Jureidini, Leemon B. McHenry, Peter R. Mansfield, "Clinical trials and drug promotion: Selective reporting of study 329", International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine, 20, 2008, pp. 73–81. doi:10.3233/JRS-2008-0426
  6. ^ Leemon B. McHenry, Jon N. Jureidini, "Industry-sponsored ghostwriting in clinical trial reporting: a case study," Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance, 15(3), July–September 2008, pp. 152–167. doi:10.1080/08989620802194384 PMID 18792536

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