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BMJ Paediatrics Open is an open access journal dedicated to publishing original research, study protocols and clinical reviews that deal with any aspect of child health. The provision of child health is multidisciplinary and international. The journal welcomes papers from all health care professions from anywhere in the world. Papers dealing with paediatric specialties, paediatric surgery, public health, or healthcare provision will all be accepted.

Publication decisions will be made on the scientific validity, ethical soundness and transparency of the research and whether the paper deserves publication, rather than on its apparent interest to any particular readership. BMJ Paediatrics Open adheres to the highest possible industry standards concerning publication ethics. To read the journal's detailed guidelines please see our policies.

The journal is indexed by Pubmed Central, DOAJ and Google Scholar

BMJ Paediatrics Open is an official journal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

JOURNAL NEWS: We are pleased to announce a new Young Voices section. This is for young people to voice their experiences of accessing healthcare and concerns relating to health and wellbeing.


BMJ Paediatrics Open accepts submissions of a wide range of article types, including protocols, review articles and original research.
The Author Information section provides specific article requirements to help you turn your research into an article suitable for the journal.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.