Contributors to New Jersey Pediatrics benefit from fast and professional peer review. After an initial screening and approval for general suitability, Editors Jennifer Chuang, MD, MS, FAAP, Felicia Taylor, and Jennifer Forster assign submissions for a blind peer- review and aim to reach a first decision by two reviewers within two weeks of submission. New Jersey Pediatrics is supported by an authoritative Editorial Board augmented by experienced pediatric specialists and sub-specialists.
New Jersey Pediatrics considers the following types of content for publication:
- Abstracts: The abstract must outline the most important aspects of the study while providing only a limited amount of detail on its background, methodology and results. Authors need to critically assess the different aspects of the manuscript and choose those that are sufficiently important to deserve inclusion in the abstract. Abstracts must adhere to the following design – Title, Author(s), Purpose, Methods, Conclusions, Recommendations, References, IRB Notification
- Articles: more in-depth information on any subject within the scope of the journal. Articles must adhere to the following design – Title, Author(s), Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References, IRB approval when required
- Case Report: reports of clinical cases focusing on:
- Unreported or unusual side effects or adverse interactions involving
- Unexpected or unusual presentations of a
- New associations or variations in disease
- Presentations, diagnoses and/or management of new and emerging
- An unexpected association between diseases or
- An unexpected event in the course of observing or treating a
- Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse
Case Reports submitted to New Jersey Pediatrics should make a contribution to medical knowledge and must have educational value or highlight the need for a change in clinical practice or diagnostic/prognostic approaches. They should include relevant positive and negative findings from history, examination and investigation, and can include clinical photographs, provided these are accompanied by written consent to publish from the patient(s). Case Reports should include an up-to-date review of all previous cases in the field.
Authors are encouraged to describe how the Case Report is rare or unusual as well as its educational and/or scientific merits in the covering letter that accompanies the submission of the manuscript.
Authors should seek written and signed consent to publish the information from the patients or their guardians prior to submission. The submitted manuscript must include a statement to this effect. The editorial board may request copies of the informed consent documentation upon submission of the manuscript. Case Report submissions will be assessed by the Editors and will be sent for peer review if considered appropriate for the journal.
- Commentary: short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and are often written by opinion
- Research: reports of data from original
- Review: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are also written by opinion leaders that have been invited by the Editorial Board
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 1,900+ members. NJAAP members have exclusive access to the two most current issues of the publication. All other past issues of the publication are fully accessible on the NJAAP website.
Contact Details for Submission
Authors should submit their articles electronically to: FTaylor@njaap.org
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.
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