About Children


Children (ISSN 2227-9067) is an international  open access journal dedicated to the streamlined yet scientifically rigorous dissemination of peer-reviewed science related to childhood health and disease in developed and developing countries.

The publication focuses on sharing clinical, epidemiological, translational and basic science research relevant to children’s health . Moreover, the aim of the publication is to be a vehicle to highlight under-represented pediatric disciplines, to emphasize interdisciplinary research and to disseminate advances in knowledge in global child health.  In addition to original research, the journal publishes expert editorials and commentary, clinical case reports, and insightful rapid communications reflecting the latest developments in pediatric medicine.  By publishing meritorious articles as soon as the editorial review process is completed, rather than at predefined intervals, Children also permits rapid open-access sharing of new information, allowing us to reach the broadest audience in the most expedient fashion.


Articles in Children include, but are not limited to:

  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Subspecialties
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Developmental/Behavioral Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
    • Genetics
    • Hematology-Oncology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Sleep medicine
    • Surgery
    • Urology
  • Global Health
  • Ethics
  • Health Service  and Health Policy Research
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
  • Public Health and Epidemiology

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Children is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

Klybeckstrasse 64
CH-4057 Basel
E-mail: support@mdpi.com

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Children will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


Reprints may be ordered. Please contact publisher@mdpi.com for more information on how to order reprints.

Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is children@mdpi.com.

Editorial Office

Dr. Delphine Guerin
Managing Editor
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: guerin@mdpi.com

For further MDPI contacts, see here.

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