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  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

    Content type: Consensus Paper

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Aims and scope

Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics is an international and 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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