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Creative interventions in child and adolescent mental health

Guest Editors:
Marc-André Éthier, PhD, Université de Montréal, Canada
Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise, PhD, Bishop’s University, Canada
Jonathan Smith, PhD, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Submission Status: Open until 28 February 2025

The impact of gun violence

Guest Editors:
Folafoluwa Odetola, MB ChB, MPH, University of Michigan, United States
Bailey Roberts, MD, Hofstra University, United States

Submission Status: Open until 31 December 2024

Pediatric obesity and metabolic health

Guest Editors:
Abdullah Al-Taiar, MD, PhD, Old Dominion University, United States
Anna Di Sessa, MD, PhD, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 4 December 2024

Maternal depression, anxiety and stress on birth outcomes and childhood health

Guest Editors:
Raquel Costa: Lusófona University, Portugal
Dawn Kingston: University of Calgary, Canada
Nicole Letourneau: University of Calgary, Canada
Tiago Miguel Pinto: Lusófona University, Portugal

Submission Status: Open until 30 July 2024


Anxiety disorders in children

Guest Editors:
Anne Marie Albano: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, United States
Klaus RantaTampere University, Finland


Advances in autism research

Guest Editors:
Robin P. Goin-Kochel: Baylor College of Medicine, United States
Priyanka Madaan: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Prematurity and low birthweight infants in resource limited settings

Guest Editors:
Daynia Elizabeth Ballot: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Sherri Bucher: Indiana University Indianapolis, United States
Ashish KCUniversity of Gothenburg, Sweden

Prematurity, health care outcomes and microbiomes

Guest Editors:
Rita C Silveira: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre/Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Joseph Ting: University of Alberta, Canada

Pediatric critical care medicine

Guest Editors:
Folafoluwa Odetola: University of Michigan, USA
John Pappachan: Southampton Children’s Hospital, UK


Cross journal collection
World Sepsis Day 2017 
Collection published: 13 September 2017


Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgements 2015
Collection published: 13 February 2015


Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgements 2014
Collection published: 11 February 2016


Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgements 2013
Collection published: 26 February 2014

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    33 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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