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Pediatric Immunology publishes articles ranging from experimental research to clinical aspects of pediatric disorders affecting the immune system. This section welcomes research works investigating the physiologic pattern of normal and altered development of immune cells in neonates, infants, children or adolescents. In particular, we encourage the submission of thought-provoking papers aimed at investigating the pathogenesis of:
· inherited defects of lymphocyte formation in the thymus resulting in lymphopenia and immunodeficiency
· susceptibility to pathogens due to genetic defects affecting both innate or adaptive immunity
· genetically driven autoimmune disorders
· allergic and inflammatory diseases
A special focus is given to case reports that include exhaustive biological and genetic studies that can be illustrative of novel pathological entities. The ultimate goal of this section is to provide clinicians and scientists specializing in pediatrics with advanced tools to develop new therapeutic strategies for children and adolescents affected by immunological disorders.
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Pediatric Immunology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Case Report, Classification, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Pediatric Immunology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Pediatric Immunology 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 Pediatrics.