Mac Keith Press

Mac Keith Press

Non profit publisher since 1959

Our publications are of interest to researchers and health professionals

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

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We are all facing challenges presented by COVID-19. To improve your access to our books during this difficult period, we are offering a free ebook download of every print book purchase.


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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

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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.

New book!

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.

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 April 2020 issue now!

Editor's Choice for April: Impairments, functional limitations, and access to services and education for children with cerebral palsy in Uganda: a population‐based study by Carin Andrews et al. Check out other recent Editor's Choice papers here.

Featured Podcast: In this podcast, Veronica Schiariti speaks about her forthcoming editorial: 'The Human Rights of children with disabilities during health emergencies: the challenge of COVID-19'.

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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. March 2019 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.


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

Forthcoming Events:

Meet us at the following conferences


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


New date! Head for Poznan in Poland, 25-28 November 2020 for the next EACD meeting. Get involved with discussions 'From childhood to adulthood with disability'.


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

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.