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 2011 impact factor is 4.14 (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 is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal for physicians and other health care professionals who contribute to the health of children and adolescents. The JAMA Pediatrics provides an open forum for dialogue on a full range of clinical, scientific, advocacy, and humanistic issues relevant to the care of pediatric patients from infancy through young adulthood. JAMA Pediatrics is a vehicle for increased attention to adolescent health, the education of pediatric health care professionals, and disease prevention and health promotion. JAMA Pediatrics publishes original studies, editorials, reviews by experts, practice commentaries, case quizzes, and updates on clinical science and practice management. The Pediatric Forum provides our readers with opportunities to express their views. 

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