JAMA Pediatrics

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JAMA Pediatrics

JAMA Pediatrics (pronounced: JAY-muh PEE-dee-AT-riks) is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association. It was established in 1911 and covers all aspects of pediatrics. The editor-in-chief is Dimitri A. Christakis.


The term "JAMA Pediatrics" is derived from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association. The term "Pediatrics" is derived from the Greek words 'pais' meaning 'child' and 'iatros' meaning 'doctor or healer'. Thus, Pediatrics refers to the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18.

Related Terms

  • American Medical Association: The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847 and incorporated in 1897, is the largest association of physicians—both MDs and DOs—and medical students in the United States.
  • Pediatrics: Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care up to the age of 21.
  • Peer review: Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people with similar competences as the producers of the work (peers). It functions as a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field.
  • Medical Journal: A medical journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal which communicates medical information to physicians and other health professionals.

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