Archives of Disease in Childhood - our journal

The College's scientific publication is one of the leading paediatric journals in the world. The ADC focuses on all aspects of child health and disease from the perinatal period to adolescence. Its Education and Practice edition can help paediatricians in their ongoing professional development.

All Ordinary Members and Fellows receive ADC as a membership benefit. Other members may subscribe at a reduced rate.

Read print editions

These are posted once each month.

If you do not receive an edition, please contact us on

We will liaise with BMJ. This can take up to eight weeks, but will send up to three missed issues.

Subscribers can choose to opt out of receiving hard copies if they would prefer to read online only. Please note that this does not reduce the cost of your annual subscription fees.

Read online with your RCPCH account

Go to the ADC website login.

Select Log in via Institution.

ADC website - logging in step 1

Select 'UK Access Management Federation' as location and 'Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health' as institution. You can tick 'Remember this selection'.

ADC website - logging in step 2 - select location (UK) and institution (RCPCH)

Sign in to your RCPCH website account.

Log in to RCPCH - enter RCPCH number and password, then select Log in button


As a Junior Member, Associate Member, Senior Member, Senior Fellow or Affiliate Member, you can subscribe to ADC at a reduced cost.

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Opt out

As an Ordinary Member or Fellow, you may opt out of receiving ADC as part of your membership if: