Pediatric Research Journal | January 9th, 2023

News from Pediatric Research – jun. Social Media Editor Program

2023 Junior Social Media Editor Program

Deadline for nominations: January 31st, 2023

The Editors-in–Chief of Pediatric Research are excited to announce our inaugural Junior Social Media editor program. This is a one-year program designed for early career individuals interested in the social media program for Pediatric Research. The EICs and social media editor, Damian Roland, will be selecting two individuals each year to participate in this program.

• To meet with the senior social media editor monthly, to discuss the upcoming Pediatric Research issue and identify the highest impact articles
• To read the selected articles and extract the key aspects the authors want to convey
• To create content by generating tweets that reflect the main aspects of the articles published, tagging authors and institutions to promote tweet dissemination.
• To select the most important figure and/or table from the article to accompany the post
• For the highest impact articles that require more than one post, the social media editor could create a multi-post "tweetorial" that includes polling to promote engagement.
• To help collate yearly progress on social media metrics and engagement for the annual editorial board meeting.
• Actively tweeting during the PAS or ESPR meetings. Travel support to PAS/ESPR meeting provided.

Selection will be based on prior experience with social media, potential for academic career, ability to meet the above responsibilities.

Preferred Criteria:
1. May currently be a third-year pediatric resident, fellow in a pediatric subspecialty, instructor, or assistant professor in a department of pediatrics or related specialty.
2. Membership in ESPR, SPR or Junior SPR.
3. Active conference attendance (ESPR and/or PAS meetings) preferred.

Please submit nominations detailing the above information and CV to and note that the nomination is for the 2023 Junior Social Media Editor Program


Annual Review Issue 2024– Call for Proposals

Deadline for nominations: extended to January 31st, 2023

The Editors-in-Chief of Pediatric Research announce the topic of the 2024 Annual Review Issue, entitled "Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Threats."

Pediatric Research is preparing its Annual Review Issue with the topic, "Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Threats". The past decade has seen the emergence of new viruses which cause disease in children such as COVID-19 and MIS-C, viruses such as Zika that became newly identified as a teratogen, and others that are re-emerging as the globe warms, such as West Nile Virus. Some viruses have just been overlooked, such as LCMV and are likely responsible for more infections than recognized. This issue will pull together recent information on causes, pathophysiology, treatment and outcomes of these viral threats to children.

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 April 1st, 2023.