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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.


Solidarity in Social Distancing: Flattening the Curve

Why is social distancing important and what does flattening the curve mean during the COVID-19 pandemic? Our associate editor and pediatrics infectious diseases specialist Dr Vini Vijayan discusses this in a BMC Series blog 

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Featured articles

Parental decision-making for enrollment in pediatric clinical trials

For parents of children with chronic but manageable conditions, fear of adverse events was their predominant consideration when deciding whether to enroll their child in pediatric clinical trials

Muscle building supplement use in adolescent boys

Almost 50% of Australian boys aged 14-16 years in this recent study report using protein powder and supplement use was linked to weight lifting, sports engagement and body image.


  1. Authors: Brian J Morris, Jake H Waskett, Joya Banerjee, Richard G Wamai, Aaron AR Tobian, Ronald H Gray, Stefan A Bailis, Robert C Bailey, Jeffrey D Klausner, Robin J Willcourt, Daniel T Halperin, Thomas E Wiswell and Adrian Mindel

    Content type: Debate

Aims and scope

BMC Pediatrics is an open access journal publishing peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of health care in neonates, children and adolescents, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.

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Manuscript Editor

Assistant Editors

  • Amelia De Salis, BMC

Section Editors

  • Shally Awasthi, King George's Medical College
  • Lorenzo Iughetti, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
  • Paramala Santosh, Maudsley Hospital
  • Elizabeth Asztalos, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Anne CC Lee, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School 

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