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About JAMA Pediatrics

Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH

JAMA Pediatrics (formerly Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, and before that, American Journal of Diseases of Children) is the oldest continuously published pediatric journal in the country, dating back to 1911. It is an international peer-reviewed journal published 12 times per year; the online version is published on the first Monday of the month, with new online content published every Monday. A Middle Eastern edition of JAMA Pediatrics is published bimonthly. The acceptance rate is 23%. The average time from acceptance to publication is 6.1 months. Its 2013 impact factor is 4.25 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article and is calculated by dividing 1 year's worth of citations to a journal's articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor of JAMA Pediatrics is Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, the Seattle Children's Guild Endowed Chair in Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, Seattle.


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.  

Access for Developing Countries: The online version of JAMA Pediatrics is made freely available or nearly so to institutions in developing countries through the World Health Organization's HINARI program.

Print: ISSN 2168-6203 
Online: ISSN 2168-6211