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: indexed within SCIE (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 17.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second 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
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction in Children Guest Editor: David S. Feldman
Deadline: 15 May 2021
Special Issue in Children
Language Development in Children: Description to Detect and Prevent Language Difficulties Guest Editors: Eva Aguilar Mediavilla, Miguel Pérez Pereira, Elisabet Serrat-Sellabona, Daniel Adrover-Roig
Deadline: 1 June 2021
Special Issue in Children
Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Pediatric Gliomas in the Molecular Era Guest Editor: Peter Hauser
Deadline: 15 June 2021
Special Issue in Children
Screening, Diagnosis and Early Intervention in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders Guest Editors: Francisco Alcantud-Marín, Yurena Alonso-Esteban
Deadline: 30 June 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, Johannes Van den Anker, Klaus Rose
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