Pediatric Research Journal | November 7th, 2023

News from Pediatric Research – November 2023

2024 Editor Apprenticeship Program

Deadline for nominations: November 30th, 2023

The Editors-in–Chief of Pediatric Research are excited to announce the sixth year of the Editorial Apprenticeship program. This program is designed for mid-career interested researchers to gain experience and develop skills necessary for membership on an editorial board. Dr. Bearer and Dr. Molloy will be selecting two individuals each year to participate in this program. The selectees will be invited to join the Editorial Board meeting at a PAS meeting and/or an EAPS/jENS meeting, travel expenses covered. Exemplary Editorial Apprentices may be invited to join the Editorial Board after their completion of the apprenticeship program.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. Academic rank at the Associate Professor Level or higher
2. Has published more than 10 peer reviewed articles
3. Has reviewed for Pediatric Research
    a. Alternately: has reviewed more than 10 articles (We encourage submission of your Publons Report)
4. Membership in APS, ESPR, or SPR preferred

1. Participate in the Editorial Office call with the Editors in Chief
2. Assisting with setting the runlist and Editor's Focus for journal issues
3. Handle manuscripts at the Associate Editor level
4. Assist with miscellaneous tasks, such as writing press releases, selecting the Early Career Investigator Highlight winner, and Travel Award winners, etc.

Please submit nominations detailing the above information and CV to and note that the nomination is for the 2024 Editor Apprenticeship Program.


2024 Travel Awards - Call for Nominations

Deadline for nominations: November 30th, 2023

The Editors-in–Chief of Pediatric Research are inviting nominations for the 2024 Travel Awards. Winners of the Travel Award will receive a $2,500 travel stipend for reimbursement to travel either to an upcoming PAS meeting (Toronto, Canada in April 2024) or ESPR meeting (Vienna, Austria in October 2024). Winners would have up to two years to use this grant for one of these meetings.

Nominations should be authors of articles published in the print editions of Pediatric Research during calendar year 2022, who are "Early Career Investigators".

Travel Awardees must be:
1. No more than 7 years from first faculty appointment; and
2. Have done majority of the work on the original research article; and
3. Be first or senior author of the original research article.

Please submit nominations to and note that the nomination is for the 2023 Travel Awards. Please also include if you are a member of APS, SPR or ESPR.


Annual Review Issue 2024 - Call for Proposals

Deadline for nominations: November 30th, 2023

The Editors-in-Chief of Pediatric Research announce the topic of the 2024 Annual Review Issue, entitled "The Importance of the Everyday."

There are a few things that occur in caring for children which are so commonplace that we tend to overlook them. But the underlying scientific principles of these practices have not really been scrutinized. In this review issue of Pediatric Research, we will be looking at these everyday practices, what their underlying principles are and if they are in the patient's best interest or not. These practices can occur in the NICU, PICU, Emergency Department and in the hospital as a whole. Some examples of these practices are the excipients we use in our medications, the sound environment in which our patients are cared for, integrative medicine practices, and the greening of our hospitals.

This is an excellent opportunity for junior faculty to pair up with senior mentors to develop these reviews! Please note that standard publication page fees are waived for manuscripts included in the Annual Review Issue!

Letters of intent should include a proposed title and be sent to by the deadline. Please include "ARI 2024 Proposal" in the subject line. If proposal is accepted, initial manuscript drafts will be due January 15th, 2024.