The 2nd most cited open-access journal in Endocrinology & Metabolism
The Pediatric Endocrinology section aims to deliver a regular forum for clinical academic research in endocrine disease in childhood. While the focus of the section will be translational, this will be achieved not only by selecting “translational” research articles but by pursuing themes which combine both basic and clinical research in their own right. The aim of this section is to provide a publication forum for the international pediatric endocrinology community with the emphasis on furthering our understanding of how experimental knowledge supports the latest advances in endocrine clinical research and practice and medical innovation. Due to the integrative nature of the section, the scope of articles considered will be broad and include original basic research ranging from subcellular mechanisms to whole animal physiology and original reports of the most important advances in patient-oriented endocrine and metabolic research. Research applying new technologies and clinical trial data will be particularly welcome, and case reports and controversies will be included where they illustrate particular issues or in areas where there is unresolved debate.
Regular features of special interest, especially for practicing pediatric endocrinologists, will include original research, reviews, clinical studies, case reports, editorials, clinical practice guidelines, case seminars, and controversies in clinical endocrinology. Topics of particular interest include growth, growth factors, bone and mineral metabolism, thyroid, adrenal cortex, reproduction, disorders of sex development, neuroendocrinology, body fat and lipid metabolism, obesity, diabetes mellitus, endocrine tumors, fetal development, endocrinology of pregnancy, puberty, chronic diseases and aging.
Given the rapid expansion of the field of pediatric endocrinology and the pace of technological development, we welcome submissions from researchers and pediatric endocrinologists seeking an authoritative and high quality journal with a focus in this area.
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Pediatric Endocrinology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Case Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Pediatric Endocrinology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Pediatric Endocrinology 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 all 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 Endocrinology and Pediatrics.