Children is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of pediatrics, focusing on the dissemination of clinical, epidemiological and translational science relevant to 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, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Pediatrics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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: Public Health and Epidemiology, Global Health, General Pediatrics, Pediatric Subspecialties, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
Impact Factor: 2.863 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.091 (2020)
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Special Issue in Children
Advances in Pediatric Renal Diseases Guest Editor: Anna Di Sessa
Deadline: 30 July 2021
Special Issue in Children
Motor Problems in Childhood Developmental Disorders Guest Editor: Hilde Van Waelvelde
Deadline: 10 August 2021
Special Issue in Children
Pediatric Health Policy Guest Editor: Avram Denburg
Deadline: 15 August 2021
Special Issue in Children
Advance in Pediatric Dentistry Guest Editor: Ziad D. Baghdadi
Deadline: 10 September 2021
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
Topical Collection in Children
Novel Treatments, Approaches, Prevention Strategies and Insights in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Gynecological Endocrinology Collection Editors: Dimitrios Papadimitriou, Nikos F. Vlahos, George Mastorakos
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