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Archives of Disease in Childhood is an international journal that keeps paediatricians and others up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases as well as advocacy issues such as child protection.

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.

The journal 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.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.


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Why is ADC the journal paediatricians need?

Editor-in-Chief Nick Brown introduces the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The over-100-year-old journal has a refreshing approach to child's health and is not afraid to be controversial! In this very short video, you will meet the ADC's family of journals, including its editions ADC Education & Practice and ADC Fetal & Neonatal, and learn how to engage with the journals.