Children is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on 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 ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, Embase, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Pediatrics) / CiteScore - Q2 (Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 14.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2024).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.0 (2023); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.1 (2023)
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Topic in Cancers, Children, Diseases, Healthcare, JCM
Children’s Diseases, Family Management, and Quality of Life Topic Editors: Robert Śmigiel, Anna Rozensztrauch
Deadline: 19 December 2024
Topic in Behavioral Sciences, Brain Sciences, Children, Geriatrics, Healthcare
Personality, Health and Well-Being among Different Age Groups Topic Editors: Hajime Iwasa, Yuko Yoshida
Deadline: 31 December 2024
Topic in Children, Education Sciences, Sustainability
Artificial Intelligence in Early Childhood Education Topic Editors: Philip Hui Li, Weipeng Yang, Ibrahim H. Yeter, Wenwei Luo
Deadline: 1 April 2025
Topic in Behavioral Sciences, Brain Sciences, Children, Education Sciences
Risk and Protective Factors in Social Interactions: Behavioral and Neural Evidence Topic Editors: Xuechen Ding, Wan Ding, Liyang Sai
Deadline: 1 August 2025
Special Issue in Children
Sickle Cell Disease in Infancy and Childhood Guest Editor: Shipra Kaicker
Deadline: 1 August 2024
Special Issue in Children
Technological Innovation for the Evaluation and Intervention in Children with Functional Diversity Guest Editors: Dulce María Romero-Ayuso, Miguel Gea Megías
Deadline: 10 August 2024
Special Issue in Children
Updates on Lung Function, Respiratory and Asthma Disease in Children Guest Editors: Michele Ghezzi, Ahmad Kantar
Deadline: 20 August 2024
Special Issue in Children
Asthma and Its Impact in Adolescent: 2nd Edition Guest Editor: Roberto W. Dal Negro
Deadline: 5 September 2024
Topical Collection in Children
Novel Treatments, Approaches, Prevention Strategies and Insights in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Gynecological Endocrinology Collection Editors: Dimitrios Papadimitriou, Nicoletta Iacovidou, Nikos F. Vlahos, George Mastorakos
Topical Collection in Children
Pediatric Palliative Care Update Collection Editor: Regina Okhuysen-Cawley
Topical Collection in Children
Sleep in Children Collection Editors: Patricio Peirano, Karen Spruyt
Topical Collection in Children
Pediatric Nursing in a Post-pandemic World Collection Editor: Linda Franck
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