A new vision for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma

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Hello everyone! My name is Dominic McSherry and I am the new Editor in Chief for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma (JCAT). I’ve taken over from Bob Geffner, who led the journal from its inception 15 years ago. Given that this Special Issue reflects Bob’s final contribution, I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge his longstanding commitment to addressing child and adolescent trauma, and to wish him well for the future. As a reflection of this contribution, he will be included as founding Editor in Chief on the journal website.

My position as Editor in Chief officially commenced on the 1st January 2021. However, I was appointed in August 2020, and took over management of all submissions to the Journal from the 1st September 2020. This early de-facto four-month leadership position was very useful in two ways. First, it enabled me to familiarise myself with the Editorial Management system and the many Editorial Board members and reviewers who were supporting the work of the journal. Second, it provided a reasonable time period for me to plan the restructuring of the journal in terms of a new editorial management team and updated Board, and to begin to refine the aims and scope of the journal in line with my new vision.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Trauma
Issue number1
Early online date17 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 31 Mar 2021

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  • Child
  • young people
  • trauma
  • internationalisation
  • multidisciplinarity
  • interprofessionality
  • biopsychosocial


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