Pediatrics Open Access
From the Publisher of PEDIATRICS
PEDIATRICS Open Access Policy
Articles published in PEDIATRICS are available free online to the public for 4 years following an initial 1-year embargo after publication. This policy applies to all articles, other than those funded by the NIH or other entities requiring permanent open access.
Why did PEDIATRICS establish this policy? The journal has adopted this publishing model to help sustain subscription revenue, which supports the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its programs, and to preserve the value of the content as a member benefit. Some sections of the journal are always free to any reader. These are:
- Table of contents for each issue
- Abstracts for all articles
- All statements in the "From the American Academy of Pediatrics" section
For NIH-funded authors who publish in PEDIATRICS, the AAP, the publisher of the journal, requires that you choose the 12-month embargo period. During the PubMed Central manuscript submission process, you will be asked when the manuscript can be released; choose 12 months. This will keep your submission consistent with the journal's own embargo policy.
**Please note** For papers published in the January 2011 issue and going forward, PEDIATRICS will deposit NIH-funded papers to PubMed Central on behalf of the authors (still with the 12-month embargo) prior to publication. Article deposits after publication is the author(s) responsibility. For any papers published before January 2011 the duty of depositing still rests with the author.
Policies of Other Funding Entities
Authors whose work has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, Research Council UK, or the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have specific open access requirements. The AAP is researching how to accommodate these requirements.
We currently ask these authors to please contact the editorial office prior to submission.
Please note: At this time, the journal does not have an agreement with Wellcome Trust. As such, should your article be accepted, it will be embargoed until 12 months after publication and then be available via open access.
AAP Welcomes Feedback
PEDIATRICS editors and staff welcome feedback from authors on our policies. To submit a comment, please contact:
Senior Managing Editor