Children — Open Access Journal

Children (ISSN 2227-9067) is an international peer-reviewed 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, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • 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 23 days after submission; after acceptance the final manuscripts are published online within 5.7 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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

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Latest Articles



2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in Children
Obesity and Metabolic Dysregulation in Childhood Guest Editor: Rachana D. Shah
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Special Issue in Children
Tobacco and Nicotine Use and Exposure Among Children and Adolescents Guest Editors: Susan C. Walley, Lori Pbert
Deadline: 20 January 2019
Special Issue in Children
Dyslexia and Comorbid Disorders: Transdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment Guest Editor: Tim Conway
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Special Issue in Children
Emerging Concepts in Neonatal Resuscitation Guest Editor: Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Deadline: 28 February 2019

Topical Collections

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 - II Collection Editors: Jane Grant-Kels, Klaus Rose

Jobs in Research

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