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Frontiers launches new open-access journal: Frontiers in Pediatrics

Frontiers, one of the world's fastest growing open-access publishers, announced today the launch of its new online journal in Pediatrics: Frontiers in Pediatrics.

Frontiers has profoundly changed the academic publishing model by overcoming the restrictions posed by traditional journals through its rigorous real-time interactive peer-review and social networking platform. Based on its success over the last four years, Frontiers is branching out into 10 new scientific and medical fields, adding to its collection of 12 existing online journals, including Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Microbiology. Frontiers in Pediatrics is the first of these new journals to go live, initially with 11 specialty sections covering a range of specialist pediatric topics. More sections will complement this list soon.

Frontiers in Child and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry (Editor-in-Chief: Vishal Madaan)
Frontiers in Genetic Disorders (Editor-in-Chief: Jumana Al-Aama)
Frontiers in Developmental Psychology (Editor-in-Chief: Natasha Kirkham)
Frontiers in Neonatology (Editor-in-Chief: John Torday)
Frontiers in Neuropediatrics (Editors-in-Chief: Eugene Schnitzler and Christoper Inglese)
Frontiers in Pediatric Anesthesia (Editor-in-Chief: Diana Mathioudakis)
Frontiers in Pediatric Cardiology (Editor-in-Chief: Antonio Corno)
Frontiers in Pediatric Endocrinology (Editor-in-Chief: Stefano Cianfarani)
Frontiers in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Editor-in-Chief: Andrew Day)
Frontiers in Pediatric Oncology (Editor-in-Chief: Crystal Mackall)
Frontiers in Pediatric Otolaryngology (Editor-in-Chief: James Coticchia)
Frontiers in Pediatric Surgery (Editor-in-Chief: Paul Losty)

"It is very exciting to see the Frontiers model been readily taken up by new academic fields. Frontiers not only aims at solving open-access publishing, but also the problems in peer-review, and the needs of scientists to network and collaborate with their peers as well as track their research impact, monitor the literature globally, and so much more," says Kamila Markram, CEO of Frontiers and researcher at EPFL.

Antonio Corno, King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia, Field Chief Editor of Frotniers in Pediatrics made the following comment: "Frontiers in Pediatrics will connect scientists and researchers on the front line, allowing the exchange of their findings without limits or boundaries, and their discoveries will be available to the public in an open platform for mutual exchanges. This will attract the curiosity of the most visionary geniuses and the most candid researchers to provide unexpected insights and openings into the field."

Frontiers in Pediatrics will publish high-quality and rigorously peer-reviewed papers, where authors retain copyright to their work and reach an international audience through its open-access model and unique evaluation system.

The Specialties of Frontiers in Pediatrics welcome the following article types: Book Review, Classification, Clinical Case Study, Clinical Trial, CPC, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.

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About Frontiers

Frontiers is more than just an open-access, Gold publisher of scholarly articles: it is a pioneering approach to the world of academic publishing. The Frontiers journals, part of a grassroots initiative by scientists for scientists started in 2007 at EPFL, publish peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world. The editorial boards of its 13 journals are composed by over 25,000 world-renowned scientists, and it has become one of the fastest growing open-access publishers world-wide, with over 4 million monthly page views, and partnerships with international organizations such as the Max Planck Society and the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS).



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