Advances in Pediatric Research
ISSN: 2385-4529

About This Journal


Advances in Pediatric Researchis an open access journal that operates with a double-blind peer review policy. It publishes original research articles that will make a meaningful impact on the fields of neonatology, pediatrics, and adolescent medicine. The editors seek forward-looking, cutting-edge original research, case studies, and systematic reviews. We will also publish invited editorials, expert viewpoints and counterpoints. Advances in Pediatric Research is primarily a clinical research journal, yet translational, genetic and compelling basic science research articles are welcomed.

The journal launched in November 2014.

Advances in Pediatric Researchis indexed byGoogle ScholarandDirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). In PubMed: Selected citations only.

National Library of Medicine ID:101659416.

Aims & Scope

The journal’s content is of primary interest to perinatologists, neonatologists, general and specialist pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, and specialists in adolescent medicine. Advances in Pediatric Research may also be of interest to family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, medical geneticists, and genetic counselors who care for patients under the age of 21.

Advances in Pediatric Researchpublishes articles in perinatology, neonatology, developmental pediatrics, medical genetics, congenital diseases, metabolic disorders that first appear in utero, infancy or childhood, general pediatric and adolescent medicine. Pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties of interest include allergy and immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology, and rheumatology. The journal will also publish articles dealing with pediatric public health and social issues such as child abuse, domestic and community violence, education, immunizations, nutrition, and public health policies that directly relate to pediatric patients.


All manuscripts submitted toAdvances in Pediatric Researchshould adhere tothe journal's Editorial Policiesand tothese policies on conflict of interest, human and animal rights, and informed consent.

Also, all manuscripts submitted toAdvances in Pediatric Researchshould conform to theUniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journalsfrom ICMJE and thePrinciples of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing(joint statement by COPE, DOAJ, WAME, and OASPA).

Submission of a manuscript toAdvances in Pediatric Researchimplies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal’s policies.

Open access

All articles published inAdvances in Pediatric Researchare ‘open access,’ meaning that they are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

Authors of articles published inAdvances in Pediatric Researchare the copyright holders of their articles. However, the ‘open access’ policy implies that authors grant to any third party the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, provided that no substantive errors are introduced in the process, proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details are given, and that the bibliographic details are not modified. If the article is reproduced or disseminated in part, it must be clearly indicated.

Publication fees

Authors are charged per Original and Review article and per Case Report, Editorial or Commentary accepted for publication to defray the costs of publication (information is sent with the author’s proof).

Authors of papers exceeding 5,000 words (1,800 words for Case Reports, 750 words for Letters to the Editor and Commentaries) will be charged a minimum fee of per additional 1,000 words. The usual charge will also apply. Word count will be calculated by the editorial office, using the Microsoft Word tool. The main body of the text, acknowledgments, sources of funding, disclosures, references, figure legends and tables are included in the total word count.

There is no color charge.

A cost estimate will be provided for author’s approval by the journal publisher.

Authors also have to add Value-Added Tax (VAT, currently 21%). Institutions paying the fee on behalf of the author can in most cases have the VAT refunded, or by providingAdvances in Pediatric Researchwith their VAT registration number (except UK), avoid paying VAT altogether.

There is no charge to authors from the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo (Serbia and Montenegro), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa (Western), Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Fortuna, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Embargo policy

All content information of an accepted paper is strictly confidential and cannot appear in the media (in print or electronic form) before its embargo date and time. Authors/researchers, their respective public relations representatives and funding sponsors may not distribute or promote their work to the media prior to embargo.

If an embargo break is the result of any action by an author/researcher, he/she risks withdrawal of publication of his/her manuscript. Violations of the embargo policy may also jeopardize future acceptance of manuscripts to be published in the journal.

Generally, embargoes on journal articles lift the day and the time the article is published.

Although the Editorial Office will endeavor to notify authors of the anticipated publication date/time, it will not be responsible for any consequences of early online posting with regard to the intellectual property rights. To safeguard their intellectual property, authors should ensure that appropriate reports of invention and patent applications have been filed before the manuscript is accepted.


Requests for permission to reproduce figures, tables or portions of articles originally published inAdvances in Pediatric Researchcan be obtained via the Editorial Office.

Redundant Publication

Manuscripts submitted toAdvances in Pediatric Researchshould conform to“Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”from ICMJE.

Manuscripts submitted toAdvances in Pediatric Researchshould not contain material previously published in other publications, except as an abstract, and must not be currently under consideration for publication in another journal. Redundant publication is publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published. When submitting a paper, authors should make a full statement to the editor about all submissions and previous reports that might be regarded as redundant publication of the same or similar work.

The authors should alert the editor if the work includes subjects about whom a previous report has been published. Copies of such material should be included with the submitted paper to help the editor decide how to handle the matter. If redundant publication is attempted without such notification, authors should expect editorial action to be taken; at the least, the manuscript will be rejected.

Conflict-of-Interest Policy

Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

Original Contributions submitted by the editor-in-chief and any of the associate editors are handled by a Consulting Editor or by another editor, who makes all decisions about the manuscript (including choice of referees and ultimate acceptance or rejection).

The entire process is handled confidentially.

All manuscripts submitted from the Editor's home institution are also handled entirely by a Consulting Editor or by another editor from a different institution. The Editor (in Chief) and/or Associate Editors may additionally, from time to time, refer a manuscript to a Consulting Editor to avoid a real or reasonably perceived conflict of interest.

Ethics and Consent

Advances in Pediatric Researchconsiders research and publication misconduct to be a serious breach of ethics, and will take such actions as necessary to address such misconduct. Authors should refer to theCommittee on Publication Ethics (COPE)and theInternational Committee of Medical Journal Editorsfor full information.


Statements, opinions and results of studies published inAdvances in Pediatric Researchare those of the authors and do not reflect the policy or position of the journal.

Advances in Pediatric Researchprovides no warranty as to the articles' accuracy or reliability.

Article Archiving

Advances in Pediatric Researchis pleased to announce that it has partnered with theCLOCKSS ArchiveandLOCKSS programto preserve its content in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a "trigger event" and ensures an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time. LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit. CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.