Aims and scope
Archives of Disease in Childhood is an international peer review journal that aims to keep 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. It focuses on all aspects of child health and disease from the perinatal period (in the Fetal and Neonatal edition) through to adolescence. ADC includes original research reports, commentaries, reviews of clinical and policy issues, and evidence reports. Areas covered include: community child health, public health, epidemiology, acute paediatrics, advocacy, and ethics.
The content of Archives of Disease in Childhood is endorsed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for Continued Professional Development in line with RCPCH CPD guidelines.
For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.
Education and Practice edition
This edition of ADC published six times per year (launched in 2004) aims to assist paediatricians, at all levels in their training, in their ongoing professional development. The edition is supported by the RCPCH but has international appeal. The journal contains the following educational sections :
- Best practice
- Problem solving in clinical practice
- Pharmacy update
- Evidence-based paediatrics (Picket)
- Interpretations (making sense of diagnostic tests)
- Radiology (Illuminations) and dermatology (Dermatophile) quizzes
For more information please read the editorial that appeared in the first issue.
The Fetal and Neonatal edition
This bimonthly edition of ADC brings together quality research and reviews in the field of perinatal and neonatal medicine. Original research papers cover fetal and neonatal physiology and clinical practice, genetics, perinatal epidemiology and neurodevelopmental outcomes.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Frequency||ADC is published monthly E&P and FNN are published bimonthly|
|Indexed by||Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded; BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar|
|Impact Factor||ADC: 3.258 EP: 1.590 FNN: 3.953|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
|ADC Print ISSN||0003-9888|
|FNN Online ISSN||1468-2052|
|FNN Print ISSN||1359-2998|
|E&P Online ISSN||1743-0593|
|E&P Print ISSN||1743-0585|
|Acceptance Rate||22% for original research submitted in 2016|
|Time from submission to first decision||30 days|
|Time from acceptance to publication||23 days (online) 5 months (print)|
Rights and Permissions
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The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.