Children is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of pediatrics, focusing on the dissemination of clinical, epidemiological and translational science relevant to children’s health, published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Pediatrics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Scope: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Subspecialties, Global Health, Ethics, Health Service  and Health Policy Research, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology
Impact Factor: 2.078 (2019)
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Special Issue in Children
Screening, Diagnosis and Early Intervention in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders Guest Editors: Francisco Alcantud-Marín, Yurena Alonso-Esteban
Deadline: 30 June 2021
Special Issue in Children
Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy in Children Guest Editor: Michael L. Moritz
Deadline: 15 July 2021
Special Issue in Children
Advances in Pediatric Renal Diseases Guest Editor: Anna Di Sessa
Deadline: 30 July 2021
Special Issue in Children
Motor Problems in Childhood Developmental Disorders Guest Editor: Hilde Van Waelvelde
Deadline: 10 August 2021
Topical Collection in Children
Advances in Pediatric Digestive Diseases Collection Editor: Sari Acra
Topical Collection in Children
Development of Medicines for Paediatric and Rare Diseases Collection Editors: Jane Grant-Kels, Klaus Rose, Johannes Van den Anker
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