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 other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Pediatrics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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: 2.835 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.328 (2021)
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Topic in Children, Dietetics, Foods, IJERPH, Nutrients
Nutrition Education, Food Literacy and Healthy Diets in Childhood and Adolescence Topic Editors: Maha Hoteit, Reema Tayyem, Hassan Younes
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Children, Dentistry Journal, IJERPH, Nutrients, Oral
Oral Health Management for Children, Adolescents, and Adults, 2nd Volume Topic Editors: Daisuke Ekuni, Hiroaki Inaba
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Topic in Adolescents, Children, Healthcare, IJERPH, JCM, Nutrients, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences
Socio-Environmental Determinants of the Disparities in Health Behaviors among Minority Youth Topic Editors: Ryan D. Burns, You Fu
Deadline: 29 February 2024
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
Special Issue in Children
Children’s Emotion and Learning during COVID-19 Pandemic Guest Editors: Chiara Pecini, Agnese Capodieci
Deadline: 5 April 2023
Special Issue in Children
Infant Feeding: Advances and Future Challenges Guest Editor: Evangelia Antoniou
Deadline: 10 April 2023
Special Issue in Children
Sustainability in Team Sports for Young Athletes Guest Editors: Emilio Villa-González, Julio Calleja-González
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Children
Cystic Fibrosis in Children Guest Editors: Valentina Fainardi, Prasad Nagakumar, Giovanna Pisi
Deadline: 20 May 2023
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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