Pediatrics is an official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the inaugural January 1948 issue of PEDIATRICS, the journal's first editor, Hugh McCulloch, articulated the journal's vision: "The content of the journal is... intended to encompass the needs of the whole child in his physiologic, mental, emotional, and social structure. The single word, Pediatrics, has been chosen to indicate this catholic intent."
Pediatrics has been continuously published by the American Academy of Pediatrics since January 1948.
Journal impact factor: 3.903
- 1948 - 1954 Hugh McCulloch
- 1954 - 1961 Charles D. May
- 1962 - 1974 Clement Smith
- 1974 - Present Jerold F. Lucey