About Children


Children (ISSN 2227-9067) is an international, open access journal dedicated to a streamlined, yet scientifically rigorous, dissemination of peer-reviewed science related to childhood health and disease in developed and developing countries.

The publication focuses on sharing clinical, epidemiological, and translational science relevant to children’s health. We strive to publish high-quality original articles and reviews that are applicable to the practice of Pediatrics in all its subspecialties. Moreover, the primary goals of the publication are to highlight under‑represented pediatric disciplines, to emphasize interdisciplinary research and to disseminate advances in knowledge in global child health. In addition to original research, the journal publishes expert editorials and commentaries, clinical case reports, and insightful communications reflecting the latest developments in pediatric medicine. Submissions from related fields such as sports science, education and sociology will be considered; however, all submissions to Children should highlight the pediatric health implications of the results presented. By publishing meritorious articles as soon as the editorial review process is completed, rather than at predefined intervals, Children also permits rapid open access sharing of new information, allowing us to reach the broadest audience in the most expedient fashion. Ultimately, we seek to improve the quality of care and the health of infants, children, and adolescents, by contributing to increasing knowledge and helping to advance scientific discovery in the field of pediatrics.


Articles in Children include, but are not limited to:

  • Pediatric Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Pediatric Global Health
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Subspecialties
    • Neurology
    • Developmental/Behavioral Medicine
    • Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
    • Hematology-Oncology
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
    • Surgery
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Urology
    • Sleep Medicine
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Genetics
    • Nephrology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Rheumatology
    • Psychiatry and Psychology
    • Ethics
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine
  • Health Service and Health Policy Research

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Children will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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