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About JAMA Pediatrics

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 family of journals, which includes JAMA,  11 JAMA Network specialty journals, and JAMA Network Open.

Journal Frequency and Access. JAMA Pediatrics is published online weekly, every Monday, and in 12 print/online issues per year. The journal receives approximately 2.2 million online visits annually, with 3.2 million article views and downloads. Without any author fees, all research articles are made free access online 12 months after publication on the website. All articles are made free access on an html app called JN 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 12% and 6% for research articles. The median time to first editorial decision is 1 day, and 40 days with review. The median time from submission to acceptance (including time for author revision) is 9 weeks and 11 weeks or less from acceptance to publication. The journal's Impact factor is 10.8, the highest-ranking pediatric journal in the world. 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 Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH, Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development, Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, Seattle, Washington. For a complete listing of the journal's Editors and Editorial Board, see link to Editors and Publishers below.

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 June 2018

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