Welcome to Pediatric Research

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.

NEW April 2017: Congratulations to Drs. Nathalie Claessens, Thomas Alderliesten and Sandra Meinich Juhl, the winners of the 2017 Pediatric Research Travel Awards! Each will receive reimbursement up to $2,500 for registration and travel to PAS and/or ESPR meetings!

Pediatric Research is celebrating 50 years: Check out this video to see what the journal has accomplished and what it proudly offers to authors and readers!

About the cover

Volume 81, No 5
May 2017

ISSN: 0031-3998
EISSN: 1530-0447

2015 Impact Factor 2.761*
17/120 Pediatrics

Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD

*2015 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2016)


Calling all storytellers: Springer Nature is offering authors and potential authors the opportunity to talk about their real-life experiences as researchers, in their own words. These personal stories will be featured through a mix of podcasts recorded at live events, written submissions, and a section featuring discussions on storytelling in scientific communications and tips on how to craft a narrative. For more information, check out this video or the press release about the program. To pitch an idea, please visit this page!

Focus on Preterm Birth and Psychiatric Disorders
This web focus compiles seminal research on preterm birth and psychiatric disorders recently published in Pediatric Research and other journals from the Nature Publishing Group. We hope these articles will increase the recognition and understanding of the association of psychiatric disorders in childhood and adults to preterm birth, and allow the further investigation into mechanism and therefore intervention. Access the web focus here.

New PediaPod: Pentoxifylline inhibits TLR- and inflammasome-mediated in vitro inflammatory cytokine production in human blood with greater efficacy and potency in newborns | Listen
Neonatal sepsis is a common cause of mortality in newborns. Often, it is the inflammation in response to the pathogen, rather than the pathogen itself, that causes the most harm to the sick patient. Neonatal sepsis is currently treated with corticosteroids but they come with a significant number of adverse effects. One promising new anti-inflammatory drug is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor called pentoxyfylline. Esther Speer, a pediatrician specialized in neonatology at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, carried out an in vitro study using cord blood from healthy-term neonates, providing further evidence that pentoxyfylline represents a promising alternative to corticosteroids.

NEW October 2016: Pediatric Research is committed to a streamlined submission process for your manuscript. See our revised Instructions for Authors, which outline some updated details for manuscript preparation and submission, including authorship policies, CONSORT checklists, and updated article specifications.

Open Access Funding
Pediatric Research is happy to offer open access options to all our authors. Visit the Pediatric Research open access funding page for information about research funders and institutions that provide funding for open access. Springer Nature also offers an article processing charge support service to make it easier for Pediatric Research authors to discover and apply for open access funding. For advice on what funding is available to you and help in approaching funders and institutions, please contact us at openaccess@nature.com.

NEW — Pediatric Research Author Resource Hub
We have produced a new microsite to help authors get published in Pediatric Research. This includes a step-by-step "How to Get Published" guide, and a letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Cynthia Bearer, on why you should consider publishing your research in Pediatric Research.

For general tips on promoting your research, once you are an author, we've created a guide for some immediate, simple steps which can help extend the reach and impact of your paper. Check out our "Author Tips: Promoting Your Research" page.

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