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)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 13.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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: 2.4 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.6 (2022)
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Topic in Behavioral Sciences, Children, Healthcare, IJERPH, Nutrients
Economics of Public Health: Assessment of Health Interventions Topic Editors: Ce Shang, Amanda J. Quisenberry, Yingning Wang
Deadline: 30 June 2024
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
Special Issue in Children
Cardiometabolic Health in Children: Correlates, Determinants, Methodology, and Policy Guest Editors: Lee Stoner, Paula Skidmore, Simon Higgins
Deadline: 25 May 2024
Special Issue in Children
Increasing Knowledge on Learning and Behavioral Difficulties in Children Guest Editors: Pietro Muratori, Chiara Pecini
Deadline: 5 June 2024
Special Issue in Children
Risk and Resilience Factors Associated with Peer Victimization in Children and Adolescents Guest Editors: Lauri Jensen-Campbell, Priya Iyer-Eimerbrink
Deadline: 10 June 2024
Special Issue in Children
Kawasaki Disease, MIS-C and COVID-19 Guest Editors: Ho-Chang Kuo, Ying-Hsien Huang
Deadline: 1 July 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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