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 outlined the journal’s vision and objectives. He said the journal is “intended to encompass the needs of the whole child in his physiologic, mental, emotional, and social structure."
PEDIATRICS serves authors and readers of the general medical profession as well as pediatricians.
The online version of PEDIATRICS is considered the journal of record. The online journal publishes online-only articles and also has all content from the print edition. Archives of past issues are available. From the reference list in articles, readers can link to cited articles in hundreds of other journals free of charge. Additionally, readers can browse subspecialty article collections, register for free e-mail alerts, save articles to a personal electronic file cabinet, download articles to their handheld mobile devices, and perform sophisticated search queries.