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About JAMA Pediatrics

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 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 family of journals, which includes JAMA and 10 specialty journals.

Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Pediatrics is published online weekly, every Monday, and in 12 print/online issues per year. The journal receives approximately more than 1.8 million online visits annually, with 2.3 million article views and downloads. Without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication on the JAMA website. All articles are made free access on an html app called The JAMA Network Reader on the day of publication. 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 is highly selective with an overall acceptance rate of 14% and 9% for research articles. The median time to first editorial decision is 1 day, and 37 days with review. The median time from submission to acceptance (including time for author revision) is 56 days and 8-12 weeks or less from acceptance to publication. The journal’s 2015 Impact Factor is 7.148, the highest ranked general pediatrics journal. For more information on the types of articles published and editorial policies, see the journal's Instructions for Authors.

Editorial Team. 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. See Editors and Publishers for additional information on the journal's Editors, Editorial Board, and International Advisory Board.

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.

JAMA Pediatrics
ISSN 2168-6203 (Print)
ISSN 2168-6211 (Online)

Updated February 2015