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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 August 2017: Congratulations to Simone Schuller, named this issue’s Early Career Investigator! Read her Bio-commentary and Original Research Article in the August Issue of Pediatric Research and listen to her interview on the current Pediapod, see NEWS, below.

Pediatric Research is pleased to announce that their 2016 Impact Factor is 2.882, a steady upward trend for the past 3 years! We need only another 250 citations to reach 3.000!

Pediatric Research is proud to celebrate 50 years of science: Basic, bedside, and beyond! Celebrate with us by checking out our 50th Anniversary Review issue.

About the cover

Volume 82, No 2
August 2017

ISSN: 0031-3998
EISSN: 1530-0447

2016 Impact Factor 2.882*
17/121 Pediatrics

Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)


New PediaPod: Pentoxifylline modulates LPS-induced hyperinflammation in monocytes of preterm infants in vitro | Listen
Simone Schüller is a pediatrician at the Boston's Children Hospital. She was awarded the Max Kade fellowship to conduct research into neonatal innate immune pathways to aid the development of vaccines for the very young. Previously, Simone was at the Medical University of Vienna, where she recently completed her residency and clinical training. In this episode, we hear how she has strengthened her laboratory experience over the years in a number of countries and has used some of these in vitro skills in a recent Pediatric Research paper about the effect of Pentoxyfylline on the preterm infant immune system in a model of sepsis.

Brief Pediatric Research Statistics: A total of 752 original manuscripts were submitted for publication consideration in 2016, of which 227 (30%) were accepted. Of the 525 submissions rejected, 47% were rejected without review, 49% were rejected after review and 4% were rejected after review and recommended revision (which was not always submitted).

Pediatric Research is interested in getting members and subscribers as reviewers for the journal! Being a reviewer keeps you up-to-date on developing research, hones your talents in manuscript writing, and is an important role when going up for promotion. Please respond to the request to become a reviewer and send us your keywords!

Want to see a specific review article? Submit your idea to Meredith Rowe, the Managing Editor at meredith.rowe@pedres.org.

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.

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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