CAPMH: development of the first open access journal in the field of child mental health | Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health | Full Text
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"Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH) was founded in 2007, an initiative of Prof. Fegert. He served as the Editor-in-Chief, with support from Dr. Benedetto Vitiello (Italy) as Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Prof. Goldbeck (Germany) and Jacinta Tan (UK) as Associate Editors. The journal was the first independent, open access, online journal in the field with the mission to provide an international platform for rapid and comprehensive scientific communication on child and adolescent mental health issues from diverse cultures and contexts.
The first issue of CAPMH was released in 2007. In February 2013, CAPMH became the official journal of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) and has later also been affiliated with the European Association for Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology and other involved Professions (EFCAP). Since its inception, the journal has grown rapidly and has received funding by different foundations. However, the journal also faced difficulties and setbacks as sadly, Prof. Goldbeck, one of the founding editors, unexpectedly passed away in 2017...."