Academic Pediatrics is the official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association and is a peer-reviewed publication whose purpose is to strengthen the research and educational base of academic general pediatrics.

The content areas of the journal reflect the interests of Association members and other health professionals who care for children. The journal emphasizes important research relating to the quality of child health care, health care policy, and the organization of child health services. It publishes policy statements, communications from the Board of Directors, and notices of important Committee and Special Interest Group projects in addition to publishing on diverse topics such as:

  • Abuse
  • Behavioral pediatrics
  • Child health services
  • Emergency medicine
  • Environment
  • Health policy
  • Holistic medicine
  • Injury
  • Pediatric education

Members of the APA receive Academic Pediatrics as a membership benefit, including full access to its electronic edition. Only members and subscribers will have access to the journal online.

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