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JMA-PAI collaboration

Dear JMAs,

A collaboration between the JMA and the Pediatric Allergy & Immunology (PAI) journal was launched at the EAACI Annual Congress in Istanbul in June 2011.

JMA PAI  Milan 2013

Since then, the JMAs have worked closely with the Editorial Office of PAI to develop new initiatives to promote the journal and related educational activities.

Announcement and promotion

The JMA-PAI Collaboration was announced and has been promoted through both www.eaaci.or, the Wiley website as well as through EAACI’s promotional flyers. The JMAs have also created a Facebook page dedicated to the PAI journal where information relevant to the publication and to JMAs is regularly posted. Come and find us on Facebook!

National Research Networks

As part of the JMA-PAI Collaboration, a pilot-project was developed with the Italian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SIAIP) in order to involve more JMAs in the project and to distribute the journal’s content at national level in Italian. This initiative was also supported by the existing and active Junior Group of the Italian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SIAIC) and it is now set to be extended to other European countries.

"10 years of JMA" Anniversary Paper

A paper has also been published in PAI authored by the JMA Working Group to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the EAACI-JMAs. You can read it here!

JMA Hot Topic Reviews

Junior members of our Academy were given the opportunity to submit “hot topic reviews” in cooperation with their mentors for publication in the PAI journal. Two papers have now been accepted and published as part of this initiative:

1. Alexandra Santos & Gideon Lack
Santos AF, Lack G. Food allergy and anaphylaxis in pediatrics: update 2010–2012. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2012: 23: 698–706.

2. Laura Hatzler & Nikos Papadopoulos
Hatzler L, Hofmaier S, Papadopoulos NG. Allergic airway diseases in childhood – marching from epidemiology to novel concepts of prevention. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2012: 23:616–622.

JMAs as Peer-Reviewers

JMAs who are active in their research field have been suggested as reviewers for PAI and the editors have expressed their happiness with their contributions which were prompt and very relevant. This has led to JMAs suggesting colleagues who could potentially be added to the PAI database of reviewers.

Do not miss the opportunity to express your interest in serving as a reviewer for this journal or to suggest other JMA colleagues! If interested please email a short CV along with a statement of interest and/or your proposals for other possible reviewers to .

JMA must-read papers

In every issue of PAI, the JMA-PAI collaborative team has selected the paper that is most relevant to fellows in training for its educational content. The JMA must-read papers are highlighted with the JMA logo in both the printed and the online version of the journal.

The abstracts of the JMA-must read papers have been translated into 15 different languages to help spread their important messages across numerous countries. We would like to thank all the JMAs who kindly collaborated with us in translating these abstracts.


The JMA-PAI collaborative team is now working on a new initiative to create additional educational material from papers published in PAI. As a pilot-project, a position paper on allergy diagnosis in children is now being turned into a webcast and additional papers will follow this format. We look forward to sharing them shortly!

With our best regards,
The JMA-PAI collaborative team

Chrysanthi Skevaki, Alexandra Santos, Paraskevi Maggina, Enrico Heffler (JMA)
Ulrich Wahn, Paolo Matricardi, Doris Kollmann, Laura Hatzler (PAI)

Translators of the abstracts of JMA-must read articles Pediatric Allergy and Immunology