- Indexed using ESCI, DOAJ, EBSCO, ProQuest, and PubMed Central (PMC)
- Published since 2008
- Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics is an open access, peer reviewed international journal that focuses on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders specific to children and adolescents, in addition to related genetic, pathophysiological and epidemiological topics. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cmiped.
Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.
Open access article processing charge (APC) information
Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.
The article processing charge (APC) for this journal is currently $1500 USD.
The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.
Please direct any queries to Bree.Sundling@sagepub.com
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics is an international, open access, peer reviewed journal which considers manuscripts on all aspects of the diagnosis, management and prevention of disorders specific to children and adolescents, in addition to related genetic, pathophysiological and epidemiological topics.
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics welcomes new manuscripts for peer review on the following topics:
- All aspects of the diagnosis, management and prevention of disorders specific to children and adolescents
- Any related genetic, pathophysiological and epidemiological topics
|Umair Shafique, MSc||SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA|
|George M. Johnson||University of Illinois College of Medicine, USA|
|Mohamed Badawy Abdel-Naser||Ain Shams University, Egypt|
|Afrooz Afghani||School of Arts & Sciences, Brandman University, Irvine, California, USA|
|Robert E. Akins Jr.||Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, USA|
|Andrew Bush||Imperial College London, UK|
|Angela Fawcett||Swansea University, UK|
|Richard E. Frye||University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA|
|Pietro Galassetti||University of California, Irvine, USA|
|Joseph Hageman||Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago, USA|
|Michael J. Nowicki||University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA|
|Roger J. Packer||George Washington University Medical Center, USA|
|Aakash Pandita||Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India|
|Edward Taub||University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA|
|Svetlana Ten||Private Practice|
|Neal J. Thomas||Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA|
|Howard Trachtman||NYU School of Medicine, USA|
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal
Please read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here:
- Open Access
- Article processing charge (APC)
- What do we publish?
3.1 Aims & scope
3.2 Article types
3.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
4.1 Peer Review Policy
4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
4.7 Clinical Trials
4.8 Reporting guidelines
- Publishing policies
5.1 Publication ethics
5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
- Preparing your manuscript
6.1 Word processing formats
6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
6.3 Supplemental material
6.4 Reference style
6.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
7.1 How to submit your manuscript
7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
7.3 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
8.1 SAGE Production
8.2 Continuous publication
8.3 Promoting your article
- Further information
1. Open Access
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer reviewis made
freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license
and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of
article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon
acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.
If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge
(APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely
available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.
The article processing charge (APC) for this journal is currently 1500 USD.
Before submitting your manuscript to Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics, please ensure you have read the Aims &
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics welcomes submissions of the following types:
- Commentaries discuss the findings, implications, and/or outcomes of specific research or wider research on a general topic. They elaborate on or offer original ideas about a specific paper or a widely-researched subject. Commentaries differ from reviews in that they present the author’s original ideas and suggestions instead of only collating and reporting the previous research.
- Written by the Editor-in-Chief, deputy Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor or Associate Editor of a journal, editorials are intended to inform readers of changes concerning the journal, or to introduce supplements, special issues, or new ideas relevant to the journal. In limited circumstances individuals other than the individuals listed here may propose an editorial topic if they wish.
3. Letters to the Editor
- Letters to the editor can be submitted on any topic relevant to the journal and are usually in response to an article published in the journal. They can suggest new subjects to be incorporated by the journal or commend and review papers published in the journal. We recommend that individuals considering submitting a letter to the editor should contact the editor in chief first to discuss their manuscript. Authors should be aware that letters to the editor are not always added to some databases/indexes. Where the editor in chief determines that a letter to the editor does not require peer review a 50% discount on the journal’s standard applicable article processing fee will apply. Otherwise the standard article processing fee will apply, except if the letter addresses an issue on a published paper typically addressed through an expression of concern or retraction; in such cases no fee will apply.
4. Meeting reports
- This manuscript type reports on a meeting with specific relevance to the journal it is submitted to. Meetings can be international or national conferences or institutional seminars.
- Methodology manuscripts explain a new methodology or an improvement in existing methodologies in therapeutics techniques or medical procedures
6. Original research
- These should detail original experiments/research conducted by the authors. Any research on any topic is accepted, provided it falls within the aims and scope of the journal. Original research must add to scientific knowledge on the subject and must be completed in accordance with ethical principles. Research on humans or animals must have applicable ethical approvals
- Typically presenting an opinion based on practical experience, these manuscripts are similar to opinion articles, but stem from personal experience of the subject discussed. They can be written in response to other papers provided the author has relevant experience.
- A review is a detailed examination including the benefits and drawbacks of a medicine, therapeutic technique, computer program, policy, or anything else appropriate to the journal. They are substantially composed of a report on previous research. Authors wishing to present original ideas in addition should choose the Commentary type. All journals accept unsolicited review manuscripts for peer review.
9. Short reports
- Short reports present new research that adds to previous studies. This can be reporting on the reliability or unreliability of research or informing readers of new factors that may influence the outcome of the study. Authors must acknowledge the work they build upon including any unpublished sources. Manuscripts should be no longer than approximately 1,000 words excluding references.
10. Technical advances
- A broad-scoped category of manuscript reporting an advance within the journal's scope. New procedures, experiments, standard practices, or computational methods should be presented in technical advance articles. They report on significant advancements in technology that the reader will benefit from learning about.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
3.3.1 Making your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title,
keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search
engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article,
write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway:
How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics
utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name and information is
withheld from the author. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining
rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief
who then makes the final decision.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no
involvement in the decision-making process.
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as
such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and
give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics can opt in to Publons in order to claim
their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers
claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name,
reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more
information visit the Publons website.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed
to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all
(i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
analysis or interpretation of data,
(ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
(iii) Approved the version to be published,
(iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public
responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have
participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the
When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the
individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully
meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for
authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International
Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an
Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person
who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
4.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
• Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
• Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
• Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
4.3.2 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do
not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors
must disclose any writing assistance –including the individual’s name, company and level of
input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of
Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a
separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author
Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state
that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial,
or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors
enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of
your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists,
please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.
Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical
Association Declaration of Helsinki.
Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct,
Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers
reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant
Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure
that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the
For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether
participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.
Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in
the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for
patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally
authorized representative. Please do not submit the patient’s actual written informed consent with
your article, as this in itself breaches the patient’s confidentiality. The Journal requests that you
confirm to us, in writing, that you have obtained written informed consent but the written consent
itself should be held by the authors/investigators themselves, for example in a patient’s hospital
record. The confirmatory letter may be uploaded with your submission as a separate file.
Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants
All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics
committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has
adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals
published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHOapproved
public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of
consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be
included at the end of the abstract.
The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type
of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include
a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should
be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and metaanalyses
should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed
PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The
EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.
Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to
refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the
Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of
best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we
always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to
protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked
with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized
other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient
acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to
take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction);
retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's
institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
5.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE
journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be
considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in
doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
Publishing Agreement. Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses.
The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC
BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is
properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you are advised to
visit SAGE's OA licenses page.
Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder
mandates, made at the author’s request.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and
(La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please
visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images
etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the
article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files,
which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript
formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit
SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title,
keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search
engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your
article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author
Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and
telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be
presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match
what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed on the manuscript should be the institution
where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the
research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage
please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any
additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE
is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a
unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher,
even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as
manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their
professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of
this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission
during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID
ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when
prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID
iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you
and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your
work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further
information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been checked for SAGE Production,
the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear onli ne
within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
APC has been received.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout
the production process. Proofs will made available to the corresponding author via our editing
portal SAGE Edit, or by email to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.
Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including
names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest
statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage
all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorizing the change.
One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully
citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time
it will be completely free to view and download for all.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is
as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help
you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission
process should be sent to the Clinical Medicine Insights: Pediatrics editorial office as follows:
Bree Sundling | Bree.Sundling@sagepub.com