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Featured Content: August 2021
Research: Associations between study questionnaire-assessed need and school doctor-evaluated benefit of routine health checks: an observational study
In Finland, school doctors examine all children at predetermined ages in addition to annual health checks by school nurses. This study explored the association of study questionnaire-assessed need for and school doctor-evaluated benefit of routine health checks conducted by doctors.
Systematic Review: Prevalence of bone fractures among children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a significant neurodevelopment disorder among children and adolescents, with 5 % prevalence. Bone fractures account for 25 % of accidents and injuries among all children and adolescents. Considering the characteristics of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in children with ADHD, it is critical to examine bone fractures among these children.
With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.
BMC Pediatrics is Recruiting new Editorial Board Members
Get credit for your data!
Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.
BMC Series Blog
26 August 2021
Top Altmetric Articles of 2020
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Annual Journal Metrics
72 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
43 days to first decision for all manuscripts
169 days from submission to acceptance
14 days from acceptance to publication
1,517 Altmetric Mentions