Mac Keith Press

Mac Keith Press

Essential reading for health professionals and researchers

Mac Keith Press exists to improve the lives of disabled children by extending the knowledge and understanding of developmental medicine and paediatric neurology.


It's here!


Edited by Christine Imms and Dido Green

This unique book focuses on enabling children and young people with neurodisability to participate in the varied life situations that form their personal, familial and cultural worlds.

Nutrition and Neurodisability

Just Published!

Nutrition and Neurodisability

Peter B Sullivan, Guro L Andersen and Morag J Andrew

This practical guide provides strategies for managing the range of nutritional problems faced by children with neurodevelopmental disability.

Comng soon!

New Child Neurology in Infancy Courses

Edited by Colin Kennedy

Mac Keith Press and the European Paediatric Neurology Society present two interactive online learning courses that support paediatric health professionals develop best clinical practice for all neurological problems in infancy.

COVID-19 Notice

We are all facing challenges presented by COVID-19, but none more so than our health professional colleagues who are continuing to work diligently in the world’s health services. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the virus, directly and indirectly.

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

**Due to COVID-19, delivery of the print edition of DMCN may be distrupted in some locations. Once the situation is resolved, copies will be sent to all those affected. There is no change to the access to the online version.**

Journal metrics

We are delighted to announce our Impact Factor has risen again this year:

2-Year Impact Factor: 4.406
5-Year Impact Factor: 4.311

Submission to first decision: 23 days
Acceptance to online publication: 52 days
Acceptance rate: 19%

Latest content

Check out the October 2020 issue now!

Editor's Choice for October: Efficacy and safety of nabiximols cannabinoid Symptomatic cervical spinal stenosis in spastic cerebral palsy by Hung et al.

Check out other recent Editor's Choice papers.

Featured Podcast: In this podcast, Karen Horridge discusses her editorial 'Learning disabilities matter'.

Watch other DMCN podcasts on YouTube or listen on Apple Podcasts.

Letters to the Editor: The latest Letter to the Editor comes from the IAACD COVID-19 Task Force: Global COVID-19 Childhood Disability Data Coordination: a collaborative initiative of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability.

Open Access: Compliant with most Open Access funding requirements, all articles in DMCN become free to read 12 months after publication. September 2019 is the latest issue to become freely available.

Virtual Issues: Our North American Editor Peter Rosenbaum introduces the latest Virtual Issue on Cerebral Palsy Classification Systems.

60 years of DMCN: DMCN turned 60 in 2018! To celebrate, we picked one key paper per year from inauguration and made it free to read. Have a look at the papers we selected.


Interested in submitting a paper to our journal? Submit now online

Forthcoming Events:

Meet us at the following conferences


Join us virtually for the AACPDM Annual Congress 22-26 September 2020, USA.

Check out the recent podcast from AACPDM First Vice President, Susan Sienko to whet your appetite.


The 16th International Child Neurology Congress will take place 19-23 October 2020, San Diego, USA.


New date! Head online on 25-28 November 2020 for the next virtual EACD meeting. Get involved with discussions 'From childhood to adulthood with disability', organised by the team from Poznan, Poland.

Organizing Committee Chair, Marek Jóźwiak's recent podcast is worth a watch to get you in the mood.


The 2021 BPNA Annual Conference will take place on 6-8 January 2021 in Oxford, UK.


The EPNS Congress will be taking place in Glasgow 1-5 June 2021.

Featured Author:

Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders

Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders

Michael Wade talks about his book 'Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders', that he wrote with David Sugden.