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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.

Editor

Oliver Cocks, BMC

Featured Content: August 2022

Research Article: Interpretation of white blood cell counts in the cerebrospinal fluid of neonates with traumatic lumbar puncture: a retrospective cohort study

Difficulty in interpreting white blood cell (WBC) counts in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) complicates the diagnosis of neonatal meningitis in traumatic lumbar punctures (LP). The aim of our study was to determine the correction factor for WBC counts in traumatic LP that offers the greatest diagnostic efficacy in meningitis. 

Research Article: “I don’t hesitate to use the left-over antibiotics for my child” practices and experiences with antibiotic use among caregivers of paediatric patients at Zomba central hospital in Malawi

Antibiotic resistance in children is a global public health issue. The spread of antibiotic resistance is causing not only increased morbidity and mortality among children but also a high economic burden. Inappropriate use of antibiotics among children is of special concern in low- and middle-income countries because of the higher prevalence of infectious diseases and shortcomings in hygiene, sanitation, and public health in these contexts. 

Articles

  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)

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

    Usage 
    3,598,639 Downloads (2021)
    3,062 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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