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Archives of Disease in Childhood

is an international paediatric journal from BMJ and RCPCH, publishing the latest research in paediatrics and child health.

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Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC) is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.

Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC) is an international and peer-reviewed journal specialising in child health, covering the perinatal period through to adolescence. As an official journal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, ADC provides paediatricians with the most recent, relevant and original research reports, commentaries, clinical and policy reviews, and education.

Archives of Disease in Childhood is led by Dr Nick Brown, clinician, epidemiologist and international child health expert. His vision is to enhance child health through training, advocacy, and publishing high quality research that will influence policy, and to do all this “with passion, wit and flavour”.

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Archives of Disease in Childhood accepts submissions of a wide range of article types, including original research, reviews and leading articles.

The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for ADC.

ADC currently has two calls for papers: Drug Therapy section and Lessons from demographic and health surveys on child health and the sustainable development goals.

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