The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: a call for papers for a new journal
Building on the foundations of The Lancet‘s sustained commitment to publishing the best in research around the world, including clinical paediatric research and global child health, it is exciting to see The Lancet announce the launch of a new journal — The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health will publish research Articles, Comments, Correspondence, Clinical Pictures, Editorials, Reviews, and Viewpoints. They are inviting submissions that effect clinical practice or public health across the life course from the fetal period through to young adulthood at 24 years.
The new editor of The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health is Ms Jane Godsland. We are delighted that three of the Lancet Commissioners, Professors Susan Sawyer, Rima Afifi and Zulfikar Bhutta have been invited to join the international advisory board. It is also pleasing that a US trainee in adolescent health and medicine, Dr Jason Nagata, is also on the board.
The journal offers a fast-track publication process by which original research can be published online within 4–8 weeks from submission. Randomised trials that strengthen the evidence base for disease treatment will be given priority, but we also welcome any studies that have the potential to change or challenge clinical or public health practices.