Frontiers in Pediatrics is a community-driven open-access journal, the first of its kind in pediatrics. Our mission is to disseminate information on all aspects of pediatrics by having multiple Specialty Sections covering all the major pediatric subspecialties, each with their own Specialty Chief Editor.
Frontiers in Pediatrics also features “Research Topics” (i.e. special theme-focused issues) managed by Guest Associate Editors, addressing important areas in pediatrics. In this fashion, Frontiers will serve as an outlet to publish the broadest aspects of pediatrics in both basic and clinical research, including high quality reviews, case reports, editorials and commentaries related to all aspects of pediatrics. The Specialty Sections in Frontiers in Pediatrics are as listed in the module below.
Frontiers’ unique “collaborative” peer review process encourages authors, editors and reviewer board members to join forces in improving the quality of papers. Authors can directly interact with reviewers in the interactive review forum, giving both authors and reviewers the chance to exchange their points of view in a productive dialogue. Reviewers and editors are acknowledged on the published paper, giving authors an added level of endorsement for their work. Frontiers also employs a sophisticated social networking platform, Loop, for physician scientists to network, interact and to promote their work.
Articles published in Frontiers in Pediatrics benefit from Frontiers’ Article Impact metrics. Authors and readers can see the impact of their papers, both in terms of citations and article views. Article views can be visualized according to the geographical location of the readers – a useful feature for gauging the impact of papers in various countries.
Open-access is ideally suited to meet the needs of a growing number of professionals and patients turning to online sources for information and will be freely accessible to the general public.
Frontiers in Pediatrics seeks to meet ongoing challenges in pediatric patient care by disseminating pediatric research and knowledge on all aspects of pediatrics by using a review process that facilitates the publication of quality work, fosters collaboration and networking and promotes and disseminates information to the largest possible audience.
Frontiers in Pediatrics is member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Short Name: Front. Pediatr.
Electronic ISSN: 2296-2360
Indexed in: PubMed, PubMed Central, Google Scholar, DOAJ, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
PMCID: all published articles receive a PMCID
Frontiers in Pediatrics is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Pediatrics welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report, Classification and Field Grand Challenge.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Pediatrics, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Pediatrics.