Pediatric Research

The official publication of the American Pediatric Society (APS), the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) and the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR).

Pediatric Research publishes original translational research papers, invited reviews, and commentaries on the etiologies and treatment of diseases of children and disorders of development, extending from basic science to epidemiology and quality improvement.

Topic Areas
Adolescent Medicine, Allergy, Anesthesia, Behavior, Cardiology, Cardiometabolic Disorders, Critical Care, Development, Developmental Biology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Fetus & Pregnancy, Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics, Genetics & Epigenetics, Health Services Research, Hematology, Hyperbilirubinemia, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Neonatal Neurology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neuroimaging, Neurology, Nutrition, Obesity, Oncology, Patient Safety, Pharmacology, Precision Medicine, Public Health, Pulmonology, Quality Improvement, Regenerative Biology, Rheumatology, Stem Cells, Substance Abuse, Transplantation, Toxicology.

Publish in Pediatric Research
Information on accepted article types, publishing original research, general manuscript publication, disclosures/conflicts of interest, style guidelines, acknowledgments, author contributions, references, figures, tables, supplementary material and much more can be accessed here. Manuscripts should be submitted via ScholarOne.

  • Current announcements: 2023 Editor Apprenticeship Programme & Annual Review Issue 2024

    2023 Editor Apprenticeship Program

    Deadline for nominations: extended to January 6th, 2023

    The Editors-in–Chief of Pediatric Research are excited to announce our fifth 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

    Some Responsibilities include:
    1. Attending calls with the Editors in Chief and Editorial Office
    2. Assisting with setting the runlist and Editor's Focus for journal issues
    3. Handle manuscripts at the Associate Editor level

    Please submit any questions or nominations detailing the above information and CV to and note that the nomination is for the 2023 Editor Apprenticeship Program.

    Annual Review Issue 2024– Call for Proposals

    Deadline for nominations: extended to December 30th, 2022

    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.

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Pediapod is the pediatrics podcast from Pediatric Research, produced in association with Springer Nature. Join us as we explore the etiologies of diseases of children and disorders of development, featuring interviews with top researchers and highlighted content from one of the premier journals in the field of pediatrics.

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The 2021 journal citation metrics for Pediatric Research are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor* (2021): 3.953
  • 5-year Impact Factor* (2021): 4.150
  • Immediacy index*: 1.421
  • Eigenfactor® score*: 0.01351
  • Article influence score*: 1.096
  • JCR Rank*: PEDIATRICS 17/129
  • Journal Citation Score*: 1.36
  • SNIP: 1.116
  • SJR: 1.056
  • Usage:
  • 5,203,731 Downloads (in 2021)
  • 6,405 Altmetric mentions (2021)

Abstracted/indexed in:

  • Crossref
  • PubMed
  • British Library
  • CAS
  • Copyright Clearance Center
  • ExLibris
  • GNM Healthcare
  • Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science)
  • Scopus
  • ProQuest
  • Yewno

The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Pediatric Research is 0031-3998 and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1530-0447.  

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*2020 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)