New Jersey Pediatrics, the official journal of the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, is devoted to the dissemination of current information and developments pertinent to the practice of pediatric medicine in New Jersey and across the country. The Journal presents original peer-reviewed articles based on practice research drawn from a variety of pediatric specialties.
Newly published issues of New Jersey Pediatrics are distributed online to the Chapter’s 1,800+ members. NJAAP members have exclusive access to the two most current issues of the publication. Past issues of the publication are accessible below.
Contributors to New Jersey Pediatrics benefit from fast and professional peer review (see peer review policies below for more details on the process).
Submission of an article or case report implies that the work described:
- has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis),
- that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
- that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out,
- and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
New Jersey Pediatrics considers the following types of content for publication:
Articles on original research articles (both clinical and laboratory research) and/or more in-depth information on any subject within the scope of the journal. Articles must adhere to the following design – Title, Author(s), Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References, and include IRB approval when required
Case Reports of clinical cases focusing on unexpected or unusual presentations of a common disease, rare and uncommon diagnosis, new and emerging diseases or unexpected patient course. Case Reports should contribute to medical knowledge: they must have educational value or highlight the need for a change in clinical practice or diagnostic/prognostic approaches and include an up-to-date review of all previous cases in the field. Authors should seek written and signed consent to publish the information from the patients or their guardians prior to submission and should attest to this when submitting their manuscript (the Editorial Board may request copies of the informed consent documentation). Case Reports should include relevant positive and negative findings from history, examination and investigation, and can include clinical photographs (provided there is written consent to publish). Case Reports must adhere to the following structure: Introduction, Case presentation (subsections of initial presentation, diagnostic workup, differential diagnosis, final diagnosis, and patient course), Discussion, Conclusion, References.
Articles and case reports must adhere to the MANUSCRIPT WRITING GUIDELINES, which can be found in the Author Guide.
Authorship, Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
All submissions to New Jersey Pediatrics must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
Authors must submit a completed Author Conflict of Interest Form along with their submission to New Jersey Pediatrics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Download Author Guidelines for detailed instruction on submission requirements and formatting guidelines. Review the Submission Checklist on the last page of the Author Guide prior to submitting an article or case report to the journal. Authors should designate a cooresponding author and submit manuscript electronically along with the Author Conflict of Interest Form to: FTaylor@njaap.org.
After the manuscript and Author Conflict of Interest Form are received, they will be screened for adherence to the Author Guidelines and for general suitability. Once approved, Editor Sanjna Shah, MD, FAAP will assign a blinded copy of the submission for peer review by three members of the Editorial Board. The corresponding author will receive feedback from the reviewers regarding their manuscript within three weeks of initial submission. A request may be made for revised content to provide for a full Editorial Board review.
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