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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Open for submissions 1st June 2022

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.


Oliver Cocks, BMC

Featured Content: July 2022

Research Article: Heterogeneity in the evaluation of suspected MIS-C: a cross-sectional vignette-based survey

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is an emerging complication of COVID-19 which lacks a definitive diagnostic test and evidence-based guidelines for workup. We sought to assess practitioners' preferences when initiating a workup for pediatric patients presenting with symptoms concerning for MIS-C. In a cross-sectional vignette-based survey, providers were presented with clinical vignettes of a patient presenting with 24 h of fever from a community with high rates of COVID-19.

Research Article: Adolescent suicide assessment and management in primary care

Suicide was the second leading cause of death for persons aged 10–14 years old in the United States in 2020. Suicidal ideation is relatively common among adolescents in the US with 19% of adolescents aged 13–18 years old experiencing suicidal ideation (having seriously thought about completing suicide). Suicidal ideation increases an adolescents likelihood of subsequent planning and thus attempting suicide, even though more than 80% of adolescents that have attempted suicide have already received some type of mental health treatment.


  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

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.567 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.002 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.214 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.676 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    48 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    61 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    3,598,639 Downloads (2021)
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