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  1. Authors: Dirk Foell, Melanie Saers, Carolin Park, Ninna Brix, Mia Glerup, Christoph Kessel, Helmut Wittkowski, Claas Hinze, Lillemor Berntson, Anders Fasth, Charlotte Myrup, Ellen Nordal, Marite Rygg, Henrik Hasle, Birgitte Klug Albertsen, Troels Herlin…

  1. Authors: Silvia Rudloff, Christoph Bührer, Frank Jochum, Thomas Kauth, Mathilde Kersting, Antje Körner, Berthold Koletzko, Walter Mihatsch, Christine Prell, Thomas Reinehr and Klaus-Peter Zimmer

Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics is indexed in PubMed Central

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Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics has been affiliated with the German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ) since the inception of the journal. The DGKJ have a long track record of high quality academic publishing and involvement with the scientific community.

The DGKJ are providing financial support to aid any authors who require assistance with the article-processing charge (1790 EUR/ 1490 GBP/ 2190 USD). The sponsorship will cover the full cost of the article-processing charge. If you do not have access to a funding source, please claim sponsorship by selecting it in the eligibility checker upon acceptance of your article.

Aims and scope

Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics is an interdisciplinary open access journal publishing peer-reviewed articles on innovative research in pediatrics.

The focus and the topics of this journal cover research areas relevant to pediatrics including rare diseases, genetic diseases, gene therapy, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, immunology, infectiology, nephrology, neurology, oncology and hematology, pneumology, metabolism, neonatology and translational medicine in pediatrics.

Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics is dedicated to exchange and discussion of current molecular and cellular concepts in pediatrics. This includes frontline reviews on the latest developments, original research articles and a forum for discussion of pathophysiological concepts including therapeutic approaches.

Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics is an official journal of the German Society of Child and Adolescent Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin e.V., DGKJ).

With regard to the peer-review process, the journal’s policy is in keeping with the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” (

Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics follows the Committee of Publications Ethics (COPE) - Guidelines (

All Manuscripts submitted for publication presenting results from studies on probands or patients must comply with the Declaration of Helsinki ( according to the author guidelines for original papers.


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