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 20.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second 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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Topic in Nutrients, Dairy, Foods, Children
Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotics in Human Health Topic Editors: Leyuan Li, Malgorzata Muc-Wierzgon, Sandra Martin-Pelaez
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Topic in Dairy, Foods, Nutrients, Children
Advances in Dairy Foods: From Production to Nutritional and Health Attributes Topic Editors: Abderrahmane AIT KADDOUR, Sandra Abreu
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Topic in Behavioral Sciences, Brain Sciences, Children, Education Sciences, Neuroglia
Personality and Individual Differences in Creative Potential and Production across the Life Span Topic Editors: Simonetta D’Amico, Massimiliano Palmiero, Laura Piccardi, Marco Giancola
Deadline: 15 November 2022
Topic in Children, Dietetics, Foods, Nutrients, Obesities
Personalized and Sustainable Nutrition for Children and Adolescents Topic Editors: Amelia Martí, Valentina De Cosmi
Deadline: 20 January 2023
Special Issue in Children
Evaluation of Long-Term Outcomes of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Guest Editors: Hanneke IJsselstijn, Natalie E. Rintoul
Deadline: 20 May 2022
Special Issue in Children
Current Status of Cancer Research in Adolescents—Problems of Children with Cancer Guest Editor: Anna Lewandowska
Deadline: 25 May 2022
Special Issue in Children
Advances in Pediatric Renal Diseases Guest Editor: Anna Di Sessa
Deadline: 10 June 2022
Special Issue in Children
Rare Disease and Recent Advances in Neonatal and Pediatric Surgery Guest Editor: Stephanie Gros
Deadline: 20 June 2022
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
Pediatric Nursing in a Post-pandemic World Collection Editor: Linda Franck
Topical Collection in Children
Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Intervention Collection Editors: Pietro Muratori, Valentina Levantini
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