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        Academic Pediatrics

        Owned by the Academic Pediatric Association 6728 Old McLean Village Drive McLean, VA 22101 Telephone: (703) 556-9222 Fax: (703) 556-8729
        Peter G. Szilagyi, MD, MPH University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Department of Pediatrics Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Avenue Box 777 Rochester, NY 14642 Phone: (585) 275-5798 Fax: (585) 276-2595 e-mail: [email protected]
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        Managing Editor
        Sheila R. Bloom
        Academic Pediatrics is a medium for the presentation of general pediatric materials. Its purpose is to help further define the field of academic general pediatrics and strengthen the research and educational base of pediatrics. It does not assume any responsibility for the written content of articles. Authors who wish to submit articles should follow the manuscript preparation instructions that appear periodically in the Journal.
        Academic Pediatrics is abstracted and/or indexed in CAB ABSTRACTS, CAB HEALTH, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, CINAHL, Health Index, Health Reference Center, Index Medicus, and Science Citation Index Expanded.
        The Academic Pediatric Association, founded in 1960 as the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, aims to improve the teaching of general pediatrics, to improve services in general pediatrics and to affect public and government opinion regarding issues vital to teaching, research and patient care in general pediatrics.


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        Complete author instructions can be found on the Journal's website at All manuscripts must be submitted online via The online submissions provides directions for author registration easy online submission of manuscripts.