Pediatrics - Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics


PEDIATRICS is an official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the inaugural January 1948 issue of PEDIATRICS , the editor, Hugh McCulloch, articulated the journal's vision: "The content of the journal is... intended to encompass the needs of the whole child in his physiologic, mental, emotional, and social structure. The single word, PEDIATRICS , has been chosen to indicate this catholic intent." PEDIATRICS continues this legacy, publishing original research, clinical observations, and special feature articles in the field of pediatrics, as broadly defined. Contributions pertinent to pediatrics are also included from related fields such as nutrition, surgery, dentistry, public health, child health services, human genetics, basic sciences, psychology, psychiatry, education, sociology, and nursing.

PEDIATRICS serves authors and readers of the general medical profession as well as pediatricians. The Executive Board and officers of the American Academy of Pediatrics have delegated to the Editor and Associate Editor the selection of articles appearing in PEDIATRICS . Statements and opinions expressed in such articles are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics, its Committees, the Editors, or Editorial Board of PEDIATRICS .

PEDIATRICS has been continuously published by the American Academy of Pediatrics since January 1948. PEDIATRICS is indexed by major biomedical and scientific indices, including Medline/PubMed , and ISI (Thompson) .

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