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The section welcomes submissions on topics including but not limited to growth, growth factors, bone and mineral metabolism, thyroid, adrenal cortex, puberty and reproduction, disorders of sex development, neuroendocrinology, body fat and lipid metabolism, obesity, diabetes mellitus, endocrine tumors and fetal development.
The mission of the Pediatric Endocrinology section is to advance research in pediatric endocrinology and serve as a practical guide for pediatric endocrinologists in a research or academic setting, or in an office or hospital practice. The section aims to disseminate new basic and clinical knowledge in endocrine disease in childhood by publishing original, peer reviewed articles that answer relevant questions in pediatric endocrinology and deliver the latest research and clinical trial results. The focus of the section will be to publish research that spans the translational continuum by pursuing themes which combine both basic and clinical research. The section provides a publication forum for the international pediatric endocrinology community to further our understanding of how experimental knowledge supports the latest advances in endocrine clinical research and practice and medical innovation.
Regular features of special interest, especially for practicing pediatric endocrinologists, will include original research, reviews, systematic reviews, perspectives, clinical practice guidelines (aka policy and practice reviews), case reports, and other article types. 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. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
• Normal/pathological growth and growth factors
• Sexual differentiation and development (disorders of sex development)
• Puberty and reproduction
• Metabolic disorders and diabetes
• Body fat, lipid metabolism and childhood obesity
• Gland disorders (Adrenal, Pituitary, Thyroid)
• Sexual dysfunctions
• Calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and bone metabolism (bone and mineral metabolism)
• Genetic abnormalities associated with hormonal disorders
• Fetal development
• Pediatric endocrine tumors
The section will foster the need of pediatric endocrinologists to stay current and informed of the most recent developments in the field. 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.
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, Protocols, 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.
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