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.

Pediatric Research offers many opportunities to get involved. Check out the announcements to learn more.

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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)