Academic Pediatrics Journal

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Message to Members of the Academic Pediatric Association

Academic Pediatrics, the official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association, 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. These areas include such diverse topics as pediatric education, emergency medicine, injury, abuse, behavioral pediatrics, holistic medicine, child health services and health policy, and the environment. The journal's particular emphases include an active forum for the presentation of pediatric educational research in diverse settings, involving medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing professionals. The journal also emphasizes important research relating to the quality of child health care, health care policy, and the organization of child health services. Academic Pediatrics provides a forum for careful systematic reviews of primary care interventions and for the presentation of important methodologic papers to aid research in child health and education. As the official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association, Academic Pediatrics publishes policy statements, communications from the Board of Directors, and notices of important Committee and Special Interest Group projects.

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 on-line.

Non-members may subscribe to Academic Pediatrics at the following address:

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We look forward to hearing from you.


Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH
Academic Pediatrics

January 2018

New Podcast

Now you can listen to authors of articles published in the journal Academic Pediatrics discuss their work in a new podcast! Just search “Academic Pediatrics Podcast” in iTunes to find the free episodes for download, or listen on your computer at the journal’s website,, or on PodBean at Our most recent conversation about setting priorities for child health services research features Gerry Fairbrother, PhD; Denise Dougherty, PhD; Rosina Pradhananga, MPH; and Lisa A. Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP. Episodes of the podcast will explore how the information in articles can be applied by clinicians, big-picture take away points for a general audience, and tips and tricks for researchers. Help us spread the word on social media: Join the conversation about thought-provoking articles or comment on the new podcasting feature by tweeting @AcademicPeds.

Questions? If you’re publishing an article in the journal and are interested in recording a podcast, contact the journal Web Editor, Dr. Margaret Trost, at

Supplement on Adverse Childhood Experiences

In case you missed it, the Sept/October journal supplement “Child Well-Being and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the US” is still available and featured on the Academic Pediatrics website. This special issue represents the culmination of a 4-year effort to engage stakeholders in child and family health across multiple sectors and includes a comprehensive national research and action agenda, 13 articles, and 15 commentaries. Topics such as how to assess for ACEs, how to train medical providers, and community approaches to address ACEs are all explored in this very important supplement.

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