Mac Keith Press

Mac Keith Press

Publisher of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology and related books since 1959

Of interest to researchers, health professionals and carers

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

Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders

Just Published!

Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders

By David Sugden and Michael Wade

This practical guide for assessment and management presents the latest evidence-based approaches to assessing and managing movement disorders in children.

Myasthenia in Children

Now Available!

Myasthenia in Children

Edited by Sandeep Jayawant

Myasthenia is a rare, but underdiagnosed and sometimes life-threatening disorder in children. This book will help clinicians and families of children with this rare condition direct management effectively.

Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th edition

New Edition!

Aicardi’s Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood, 4th edition

Edited by Alexis Arzimanoglou with Anne O’Hare, Michael Johnston and Robert Ouvrier

The fourth edition of this unique text provides comprehensive information on paediatric neurological disorders in a clinical, user-friendly context.

Neuromuscular Disorders in Children

Just Published!

Neuromuscular Disorders in Children

Nicolas Deconinck and Nathalie Goemans

This multidisciplinary approach to management provides best practice in the management of the most frequent neuromuscular disorders in children and the key body functions affected by them.

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

Journal metrics

2-Year Impact Factor: 3.532
5-Year Impact Factor: 4.118

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

Latest content

Check out the February 2020 issue now!

Editor's Choice for February: The expanding spectrum of movement disorders in genetic epilepsies by Apostolos Papandreou et al. Check out other recent Editor's Choice papers here.

Featured Podcast: In this podcast, Terence Sanger discusses his paper 'Deep brain stimulation for cerebral palsy: where are we now?'.

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Letters to the Editor: The latest Letter to the Editor comes from Susan Harris who highlights tools that can be used in primary care settings to refer infants for diagnostic assessment of cerebral palsy.

Open Access: Compliant with most Open Access funding requirements, all articles in DMCN become free to read 12 months after publication. December 2018 is the latest issue to become freely available.

Virtual Issues: International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability President Hans Forssberg introduces our latest Virtual Issue on Childhood Disability Across the World.

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 here.


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Forthcoming Events:

Meet us at the following conferences


The 2020 BPNA Annual Conference (#BPNA2020) will take place on 29-31 January 2020 in Belfast, UK.


Head for Perth for the Australasian Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine's next conference, 11-14 March 2020 and be a Visionary!


The 2020 BACD annual scientific meeting will take place on Friday 13 March 2020, in Sheffield, and will focus on Sensory Impairment.


Head for Poznan in Poland, 17-20 June 2020 for the next EACD meeting. Get involved with discussions 'From childhood to adulthood with disability'.


Join us for the AACPDM Annual Congress 22-26 September 2020, New Orleans, USA


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

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.