Co-Action Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of Translational Developmental Psychiatry, under the editorship of Professor Florian Daniel Zepf, RWTH Aachen University/JARA Translational Brain Medicine, Germany. The Journal provides an Open Access platform for the exchange of high-quality scientific knowledge and research findings among professionals in the field of developmental psychiatry and aims to make innovative research widely, rapidly, and freely available to the psychiatry and neuroscience communities and beyond.
Translational Developmental Psychiatry launches with a series of articles that demonstrate the journal's focus on three crucial developmental epochs: infancy, childhood and adolescence. In addition, the abstracts and corresponding video-captured presentations from a 2012 symposium on "Stimulating New Research on Serotonergic Neurotransmission from a Developmental Perspective" are available. Future authors will be strongly encouraged to publish video files and other multi-media materials and data to take fuller advantage of the opportunities online publishing provides.
Explaining the need for the new journal, Professor Zepf states, "Particularly in the fields of psychiatry and related clinical neurosciences, greater attention is being paid to the need to more rapidly translate research findings into clinical benefits for patients. At the same time, there is evidence that many neuropsychiatric disorders follow a developmental trajectory and emerge when patients are young. The journal responds to these challenges by addressing translational research from a developmental viewpoint."
Source: Brigham Young University