Official journal of ESCAP

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Pieter J. Hoekstra

ECAP November issue

Editorial: What’s weighing us down: closing the gap between the global burden of eating disorders and their representation
Nadia Micali, Editorial, Published: 07 October 2022, Pages: 1653 – 1654
In her editorial, Nadia Micali, points out that despite their prevalence and onset at a crucial stage in development, eating disorders remain far below other psychiatric disorders in relation to papers published and research funding. As researchers and clinicians in the field of eating disorders, she emphasizes our duty to address this and facilitate collaborative, open, and global research in eating disorders.
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ECAP December issue

Editorial: The richness of paradigms in child and adolescent psychiatry
Argyris Stringaris, Editorial, Published: 20 October 2022
In his editorial, Argyris Stringaris outlines the variety of sources of evidence found in child and adolescent psychiatry and how they each contribute to our knowledge. This edition of ECAP provides some important examples of how this evidence is generated and presented to its readership. 
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Past issues

Here, we document the last six years of the ECAP journal. On the official ECAP page on Springer, you can find articles that date back to the first volume, published in 1992.

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ESCAP Communications

Each year, ESCAP team up with ECAP to generate ESCAP Communication articles. These articles aim to address specific and current issues that are impacting the ESCAP community, from refugee children to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Online first articles

Overview of Online First Articles in the ECAP journal, not (yet) assigned to an issue. 



Official ESCAP Journal

European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry Journal

ECAP ('European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry') is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to child and adolescent psychiatry. In August 2011 ECAP has been designated as the official ESCAP Journal and issues regularly close off with two pages of ESCAP communication.

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The ECAP Journal aims to further a broad understanding of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Empirical research is its foundation, and clinical relevance is its hallmark. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry welcomes in particular papers covering neuropsychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, genetics, neuroimaging, pharmacology, and related fields of interest. Contributions are encouraged from all around the world.

Editor-in-chief and chairman of the editorial board is Dr Johannes Hebebrand, professor at the University of Duisburg/Essen (Germany).

Impact Factor 2021: 5.349, Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters. Frequency: twelve issues per year, including special issues to hot topics. The journal publishes the following article types: 

  • Original Articles
  • Reviews
  • Brief reports
  • Letters to the Editor
  • ESCAP Communications

To learn more about the ECAP Journal, visit the journal's homepage or access the tables of content and abstracts of the current and past issues. Further questions with regards to the journal European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will be answered by Sabine Mohr (Publishing Editor, 

Read about the origins of this journal (February 2017 editorial by Helmut Remschmidt and Philip Graham on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of ECAP).

Information for authors

Submitting your article

Submitting articles to the European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Journal can only be done through the journal's publishers, Springer.

These two buttons will direct you to their dedicated ECAP submission and more information about author instructions webpages and how to create an account to submit your article.