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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, 2019


Academic Pediatrics Journal Updates
Highlighted articles for January/February:
Start 2019 well-informed by reading the latest issue of Academic Pediatrics!  This issue features a special article from the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) entitled “Satisfaction, Salaries, and Sustainability: Results of a National Survey of Pediatric Program Directors” which found that only 34.3% of respondents saw the PD position as a career end-goal.  Why?  You’ll have to read the article to find out!   In addition, this issue of the journal has clusters of several articles under the topics of mental health, child obesity, and adolescents.  Congratulations to all the authors with excellent work published this month!

Reminder: Promote your publications on social media!
Academic Pediatrics is working with the APA social media committee to disseminate content and engage readers and online communities such as “tweetiatricians” (meaning pediatricians that actively use the platform Twitter).  Be sure to follow the APA’s social media accounts, @AcademicPeds on Twitter and APA – Academic Pediatric Association on Facebook, to see posts about interesting journal articles or monthly journal themes.  If you see an interesting post – share it with your own social media followers to spread the word, or comment on it to join the conversation!  If you are publishing an article in Academic Pediatrics and want to promote it online, you can contact the web editor ( for help, and also follow these handy tips:

  • Use basic “lay” language to describe your work
  • Attach images for visual interest (like a figure from the paper)
  • Include a link to your work (i.e.
  • Use hashtags (#) to call attention to active social media groups that would be interested in your work topic
    • Medical Education paper?  Try #MedEd
    • Health information or tech?  Use #HealthIT
    • Quality improvement?  A popular one is #patientsafety
  • Credit your institution or alert APA social media that they might be interested by adding an “@”
    • “work done @ChildrensLA” or “work published by @AcademicPeds”


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