The Journal of Pediatrics is an international peer-reviewed journal that advances pediatric research and serves as a practical guide for pediatricians who manage health and diagnose and treat disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. The Journal publishes original work based on standards of excellence and expert review. The Journal seeks to publish high quality original articles that are immediately applicable to practice (basic science, translational research, evidence-based medicine), brief clinical and laboratory case reports, medical progress, expert commentary, grand rounds, insightful editorials, “classic” physical examinations, and novel insights into clinical and academic pediatric medicine related to every aspect of child health. Published monthly since 1932, The Journal of Pediatrics continues to promote the latest developments in pediatric medicine, child health, policy, and advocacy.

Topics covered in The Journal of Pediatrics include, but are not limited to:
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Subspecialties
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Developmental-Behavioral Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hematology-Oncology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
  • Genetics
  • Ethics
  • Health Service Research
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine


The Journal of Pediatrics has an open access mirror journal The Journal of Pediatrics: X, sharing the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.

Mission Statement:
Through a rigorous process of evaluation and peer review, The Journal of Pediatrics strives to publish pediatric research of the highest value for a diverse audience of pediatric healthcare professionals: academic general and subspecialty physicians and clinicians, researchers, educators, practicing and general pediatricians, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, hospitalists, residents, fellows, and others. The Journal seeks to inform immediate care decisions, deepen knowledge, and advance further scientific discovery to improve the quality of care and the health of infants, children, and adolescents.