The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has initiated Online First as a way to speed up publication of important research. Each month, 4 articles will be published first online, 4 months before their publication in the printed issue of the Archives. This will help to ensure that the most important research findings will be disseminated as rapidly as possible to health care professionals, policy makers, and the public. Other efforts to decrease the time to publication include moving to a smaller prepublication inventory of accepted manuscripts, shortening our word limit for original manuscripts to 3000 words, and having additional related material for published articles available online. We also offer Readers Reply for rapid online posting of comments about work published in the Archives.
Rivara FP. Online FirstPublishing Results Quickly. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(4):369. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.22