Journal of the American Medical Association: Challenges to Excellence in Child Health Research
JAMA is committed to encouraging excellence in child health research. In demonstration of this commitment, in May 2013, preceding the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, we will publish a third theme issue on child health, following our previous theme issues in 2007 and 2009. We are particularly interested in studies with rigorous designs: randomized controlled trials, multicenter studies, and longitudinal prospective cohort studies. Submission of systematic reviews, particularly meta-analyses, and scholarly Viewpoint articles on child health topics of current interest is also encouraged. Studies that are accepted for presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting will be highlighted. Articles submitted to JAMA but not determined to have sufficiently high priority for JAMA publication may be referred to another journal in The JAMA Network. Articles received by December 1, 2012, will have the best chance of consideration for the theme issue. Authors should consult the Instructions for Authors for guidelines on manuscript preparation and submission.