JAMA Pediatrics is an international peer-reviewed journal and is the oldest continuously published pediatric journal in the United States, dating back to 1911. JAMA Pediatrics is a member of the JAMA Network, a consortium of peer-reviewed, general medical and specialty publications.
Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Pediatrics is published online weekly, every Monday, and in 12 print/online issues per year. The journal receives over 4 million online visits annually and more than 4.7 million article views and downloads. Without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication on the website. In addition, the online version is freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.
Editorial Information. The journal’s acceptance rate is 16%. The median time to first decision is 3 days, and 43 days with review. The journal's Impact factor is 12.0, the highest-ranking pediatric journal in the world. Additional information on the types of articles published and editorial policies is available in the journal's Instructions for Authors.
Editorial Team. Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH, Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development, Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, Seattle, Washington, is the editor in chief. For a complete listing of the journal's Editors and Editorial Board, see Editors and Publishers.
JAMA Pediatrics Vision: JAMA Pediatrics will be the most respected source of information for investigators, providers, and policy makers seeking the highest-quality evidence to guide decision making.
Mission Statement: JAMA Pediatrics seeks to provide state-of-the-art information to individuals and organizations working to advance the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents. The Journal also provides a forum for discussion of the most important issues and policies affecting child and adolescent health and health care. JAMA Pediatrics will use the most current technology to make timely information available to readers wherever and whenever it is needed.
ISSN 2168-6203 (Print)
ISSN 2168-6211 (Online)
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JAMA Pediatrics, established in 1911, and the oldest pediatric journal in the world, publishes innovative, clinically relevant research on the health of children and adolescents.
For more information, see JAMA Pediatrics Instructions for Authors. Submit your manuscript at https://manuscripts.jamapeds.com.
Updated January 2020
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