Special Issue "5th Anniversary Issue"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018)
Prof. Dr. Sari A. Acra
D. Brent Polk Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, 2200 Children’s Way, 9214 Doctors’ Office Tower, Nashville, TN 37232-9175, USA
Website | E-Mail
Phone: +1 615 343 9034
Interests: diarrheal disorders; functional dyspepsia; GERD; aerodigestive disorders; inflammatory bowel diseases; nutritional disorder
A little less than five years ago, Children was launched with the goal of creating a “forum for sharing information and engaging in discussions and dialogue relevant to the health care of children, unimpeded by limitations imposed by traditional print media”.
It has been a steady march towards that goal, one in which the editorial team, the publisher and I, have been joined by a hugely-energetic and supportive Editorial Board, selfless reviewers, inspired global researchers, content experts and thought leaders, and an interested and engaged global readership.
Today, Children’s accomplishments stand worthy of recognition—an agent of global promulgation with listings on the Web of Science and PubMed databases, over 37,000 downloads and 60,000 unique page views per year, and timely original contributions from researchers and health thought leaders from a spectrum of low, middle and high income countries (to be exact, seventeen countries in 2017). These successes were achieved with both rigor and timeliness, such that less than one of two submitted manuscripts where deemed worthy of publication, and the average time from submission to publication was 57 days. We are also proud that, consistent with our goal of broad dissemination, access to the reader, our most important constituent, has always been without any charge.
Five years on, I thank you for joining us on this wonderful journey of discovery and global cross fertilization, where all medical and scientific work related to children’s health deserving of a voice can reverberate globally. In celebration, we have launched our 5th Anniversary issue, with timely and informed contributions from many of you who are at the forefront of improving our children’s health.
A heartfelt thank you to all. We look forward to your contributions and your continued engagement as informed readers.
Prof. Dr. Sari A. Acra
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.