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: Covered in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in the Web of Science. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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
Psychogastroenterology: The Connection between the Brain and the Gut Guest Editor: Miranda van Tilburg
Deadline: 15 July 2020
Special Issue in Children
Selected Papers from the 2nd Ellisras Longitudinal Study and Other Non-Communicable Diseases Studies Intenational Conference Guest Editor: Kotsedi Daniel Monyeki
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Special Issue in Children
Inflammatory Mechanisms in Neuropsychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Guest Editors: Ming LIM, Michael Absoud
Deadline: 15 August 2020
Special Issue in Children
Active Transportation and Independent Mobility in Children and Adolescents Guest Editor: Anne Kerstin Reimers
Deadline: 1 September 2020
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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