Focus and Scope
Editorial Policy

Editorial Policy

Journal scope:           The International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health which is published twice a year encourages Thai and International scholars, health providers, researchers and child and mental health development specialists to publish scholarly articles that include original and review articles, case studies, case reports, invited review articles, preliminary reports, miscellany and systemic reviews on child development and mental health.

Objective: The main aim of the journal is to publish scholarly articles that include original and review articles, case studies, case reports, and systemic reviews. Scholars from disciplines serving child development or mental health are encouraged to submit their papers which have to be reviewed by experts in the field for content, and in accordance with professional standards of the disciplines.

Peer Review Process
PEER REVIEW PROCESS

          Submitted articles have to undergo a preliminary review by the Editorial Team before subjecting it to major evaluation procedures. If the article was declined, the author has to revise its content based on the initial comments provided. Accepted articles for review are evaluated by the Editorial Team based on its content, methodology, and data analysis procedures. All manuscripts must be peer-reviewed by at least 3 external reviewers. Comments and recommendations are forwarded to the author for compliance. Likewise, the author is advised to follow the APA format in citing references.

Publication Frequency

          International publication (English language) began in August 2012. CDMH is published twice a year in the months of June and December (ISSN Print 2286-7281, ISSN Online 2586-887X) by Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.

Ethics policy

            Ethics policy for authors who are considering publishing in this journal: Ethics on Writing Articles. All authors must submit original, non-plagiarized research articles. Thus, proper use of citation or quotation is strictly observed by the Editorial Board. Plagiarism: The authors will ensure that they have written their articles based on their research or study. If the authors have used the work, the text, or the words of another researcher, it should be quoted or cited appropriately.  The CDMH Journal analyzes each submission for plagiarism using the CopyCatch  system provided by Thai Jo. In cases of use of human or animal subjects, appropriate approval from the respective institution’s ethics board must be secured, The researcher shall state that the procedures performed in their research involving humans or animals were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institution or research committee and clearly documented in the paper to the publisher. Likewise, the use of graphics and photographs that will breach subject anonymity/confidentiality must accompany with ethics document approval and/or informed consent. Informed Consent: To be included in the research or study, informed consent must be obtained from all individual participants or by parental/legal guardians or by animal owners. Use of patient images or case details requires prior approval and/or informed consent before they can be published. In cases of use of human or animal subjects, appropriate approval from the respective institution’s ethics board must be secured. Likewise, the use of graphics and photographs that will breach subject anonymity/confidentiality must a company with ethics document approval and/or informed consent.

Preparation of manuscripts

          Manuscripts submitted for publication will normally consist of the following sections: Title, Authors Name and Addresses, Abstract (including Keywords), Introduction, Objective, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, /acknowledgments (if any), and References. For format and general style, authors should refer to current issue (see also the Journal website) as a guide. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will be subjected to revision or be rejected at the submission stage. Photographs, figures and line drawings should be of optimum quality. Color photographs are acceptable whenever it is necessary but the extra costs involved in the reproduction must be borne by the author(s). Manuscripts should be typed as MSWord documents on A4-sized pages with justified text, times new roman size 12. The preferred length of manuscripts is 8-15 typed pages or less, but a somewhat greater length may be accepted, depending on the complexity and importance of the research.  The author must submit digital files of the article in PDF format and Microsoft word file to prevent formatting errors. Which has to be submitted online at journal website https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/cdmh/about/submissions #onlineSubmissions or email at cdmhjournalricd2015@gmail.com, The submission must include the following. follow the link click here  * Author name should be Full name, Name then follow with Sirname or Family name. This could promote the right citation via the searching system.

Article processing charges (APCs)

The journal does not charge authors article processing charges (APCs) or other fees for publication.

Sponsors

- Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development, Ministry of public health (RICD), Thailand
- Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health (DHM), Thailand

Sources of Support

- Pingtung Christian Hospital (PTCH), Taiwan
- Healthy Asia Co., Ltd. Taipei, Taiwan
- National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan

Journal History

          International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health focuses on the dissemination of ideas and promoting the development of further research pertaining to child development and mental health. The Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development (RICD) has founded and issued its first publication of the Rajanagarindra Journal in April 2012. It publishes two editions each year in January - June, and July - December.