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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.

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Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH
Academic Pediatrics

April, 2019

Academic Pediatrics Journal Updates

Highlighted Articles for Spring:

Spend some “April Showers” rainy days reading the latest issue of Academic Pediatrics!  The current issue features a commentary from national education experts entitled “Pre-Registration of Educational Trials: Should Educational Trials Be Expected to Be Conducted With the Same Rigor as Clinical Trials?” Although registering the research protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial is standard, it has not been routinely done in educational research.  The authors note possible benefits for the educational research community including (1) protect academic integrity (2) help the educational community become aware of ongoing trials and an opportunity to avoid unnecessary duplication (3) allow standardization of outcome metrics and minimize publication bias by providing information about negative studies that can be difficult to publish.  If an education study is enrolling and randomizing subjects (i.e. students, trainees) to effect a clinical change, they could consider registering the protocol of such a study at or elsewhere – especially if it is a large, multicenter study.  A very interesting viewpoint sure to spark some discussion!

Other upcoming articles of interest now published online include an analysis of procedural sedation outside the operating room by Pradip P. Kamat, et al. and a comprehensive look at how adult patients are being treated in pediatric emergency rooms by Margaret Samuels-Kalow et al.  Always a fascinating mix of thought-provoking articles available now at

Reminder: Turn those PAS abstracts into Academic Pediatrics Articles!
Members of the editorial board of Academic Pediatrics and many other APA members are excited to soon attend the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland!  A reminder to all those who will soon be presenting their work in poster or oral abstract form to not let their projects stop there!  Consider an article submission to the Academic Pediatrics journal, which publishes educational, quality improvement, health services, and clinical research.

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