Children — Open Access Pediatrics Journal

Children (ISSN 2227-9067) is an international open access journal of pediatrics published monthly online by MDPI. The publication focuses on sharing clinical, epidemiological and translational science relevant to children’s health.
  • Open Access - free for readers, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts submitted in 2017.
  • High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) from Vol. 3.
    Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 30 days after submission; after acceptance the final manuscripts are published online within 7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in first half of 2017).
  • Scope: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Subspecialties, Global Health, Ethics, Health Service  and Health Policy Research, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology

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Children Editorial Office
St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34
Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
Editorial Board
Contact Details Submit to Children Edit a special issue Review for Children



12–15 October 2017 EAP 2017
30 October–4 November 2017 jENS 2017
2–5 December 2017 WSPID 2017

Special Issues

Special Issue in Children
Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Children with Chronic Diseases Guest Editors: Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows, Tracie Miller
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Special Issue in Children
Pediatric Palliative Care Guest Editor: Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf
Deadline: 30 November 2017

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Children
Controversies in Pediatric Digestive Diseases Collection Editor: Sari Acra
Topical Collection in Children
Development of Medicines for Paediatric and Rare Diseases - II Collection Editors: Johannes N. van den Anker, Klaus Rose
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