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- Multidisciplinary and worldwide audience
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Global Pediatric Health (GPH) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which focuses on health issues of children that are common to all regions of the world. 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/gph.
Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.
Open access article processing change (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 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.
- Visibility and Impact: Anyone anywhere in the world can read, use and cite your research
- Rigorous Standards: Single-blind peer review policy and use of three expert reviewers
- Speed: Average of 30 days from acceptance to online publication
- Flexibility: No page limits or page charges, and authors can publish full data sets, figures, tables, etc
- Copyright: Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons License
Global Pediatric Health (GPH) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on health issues of children that are common to all regions of the world. Its intent is that sharing medical information from an international perspective will help physicians, health care workers, public official, other relevant personnel in many geographic areas recognize and solve similar problems related to pediatric health.
Primary care physicians, subspecialists, health care workers, and public officials throughout the world seeking information that will improve and update their practice. Contributors are not limited to those with medical degrees.
Research articles (including clinical observations), reviews (including systematic, topical, and clinical reviews), case series, case reports, and letters to the editor that have universal application. Both hypothesis- and evidence-based papers are encouraged.
Topics of Interest
The journal welcomes papers focused on general pediatrics or pediatric subspecialties, as well papers on the following topics with relevance to pediatric health
- Public health issues
- Delivery of health care
- Medical Education
- Administrative aspects of medicine
- Potential methods to solve the inequality of care in developing countries as contrasted with developed ones (both hypothesis- and evidence-based papers are welcome)
- Case reports identifying rare syndromes or unusual presentations of common ones (in an effort to improve physicians' diagnostic and therapeutic skills)
View a selection of the latest papers published in GPH
- Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gph
- Please read the Submission Guidelines before submitting your manuscript
|Umair Shafique, MSc||SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA|
|Bree Sundling||SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA|
|Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, PhD||University of Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Sarah E. DeYoung, PhD||University of Georgia, USA|
|Eric McGrath, MD||Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA|
|Khaled Saad, PhD||Assiut University, Egypt|
|Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP||University of North Carolina School of Medicine, USA|
|Mohamed Shoukry, PhD||Mater Dei University Hospital, Malta|
|Uri S. Alon||Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA|
|Cheston Berlin||Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA|
|Brian Berman||Beaumont Children's Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA|
|John Bodensteiner, MD||Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA|
|Bryan L. Burke, MD||University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA|
|Mark G. Coulthard, MB, BS, PhD||University of Queensland School of Medicine, Brisbane, QLD, Australia|
|Thomas DeWitt||Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA|
|Abraham Gedalia||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA, USA|
|John Graham, Jr.||Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Joseph Hageman||Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago, USA|
|Deepak Kamat||Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA|
|Lutifat A. Kashimawo, MD||Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria|
|Theodorus J. Mulder, MD||University of Amsterdam School of Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Judith Palfrey||Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA|
|John Routt Reigart||Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA|
|David Roberts||MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA|
|Maria-Stella Serrano, MD||Georgetown University School of Medicine, USA|
|Dinesh Singh||Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA|
|Robert W. Steele||St. John's Children's Hospital, Springfield, MO, USA|
|Victor C. Strasburger||University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuqueque, NM, USA|
|Raj P. Warrier, MD||Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India|
|Robert Wyllie||Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA|
|Goutham Rao||University Hospital Case Medical Center (Cleveland, OH)|
|Linda Heller, MS, RD, CSP, CLE||Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, USA|
|Aaron Kelly||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Jessica Kerr||Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Jodi Krall||Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Kate Lycett||Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia|
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
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gph 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 Global Pediatric Health will be
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.
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
3.3.1 Making your article discoverable
- Editorial policies
4.1 Peer Review Policy
4.3.1 Writing assistance
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
5.1.2 Prior publication
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
7.6 Units of measurement
7.8 Standard abbreviations and symbols
- On acceptance and publication
8.1 SAGE Production
8.2 Continuous publication
8.3 Promoting your article
- Further information
Global Pediatric Health 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) is $1500.
Before submitting your manuscript to Global Pediatric Health, please ensure you have read the
Aims & Scope.
- Original Research Articles 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.
- Review Articles/Topical Reviews/Clinical Reviews are 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
- Letters to the Editor are brief communications that either address the contents of a published
article, or are a correspondence unrelated to a specific article. Their purpose is to make
corrections, provide alternative viewpoints, or offer counter arguments. Please avoid logical
fallacies and ad hominem attacks. Letters to the Editor must be written in a professional tone
and include references to support all claims if appropriate. A letter to the Editor unrelated to a
specific article should not exceed 500 words or have more than 3 references. A letter to the Editor
pertaining to a recently published article or to be published concurrently with an article within the
journal should not exceed 800 words or have more than 5 references. If an abstract is included,
it will automatically be made the first paragraph. Letters should not include figures or research
material. Letters to the editor are not charged an APC.
- Commentaries are short summaries of significant and forthcoming papers that provide
additional insights, interpretations, or speculations on the topic. Commentaries do not have
an abstract and must cite the original article under the keywords with the text "Commentary
on: [citation]". No more than 1000 words, 2 figures, and 10 references.
- Perspectives typically present 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.
No more than 1000 words, 2 figures, and 10 references.
- Polify Briefs are concise summaries of a single issue which outline the options for policies to
address it. They are aimed at policymakers with the goal of formulating or affecting policies. No
more than 1000 words, 2 figures, and 10 references.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
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.
Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Global Pediatric Health all
papers are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help the Editor in his
preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication. If your
paper should be considered for fast-track publication, please explain why.
The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Global Pediatric
Health utilizes a single-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.
Global Pediatric Health 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 Global Pediatric Health 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.
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.
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 guidelinesfor 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.
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.
Global Pediatric Health 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 Global Pediatric Health 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.
Global Pediatric Health conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a
WHO-approved 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.
Global Pediatric Health 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
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. Global Pediatric Health publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons
licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution NonCommercial
(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.
Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files
are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for
left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.
Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our
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.
Global Pediatric Health adheres to the AMA reference style. Please review the guidelines on
AMA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
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.
Global Pediatric Health is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review
system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gph to
login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to
create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely
that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript
online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
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.
Title: The title is limited to 40 characters including spaces.
Keywords: 5 to accompany the abstract. They should, if possible, be drawn from the MeSH list
of Index Medicus and be chosen with a view to useful cross-indexing of the article.
Abstract: The abstract should accurately and concisely reflect the content of the article, and
should be limited to 150 words. Please avoid reference citations and undefined abbreviations in
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.
Units of measurement should be expressed in SI and metric units; older conventional units may
be added in parentheses.
Use the generic or chemical name of any drug, in lower case; the specific trade name
(capitalized) may be given in parentheses after the first text reference
Standard Abbreviations and symbols should be used, then defined in full in the first instance
unless they are standard units of measurement. Avoid any use of abbreviations in the article
title and abstract.
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 check 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 online
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.
In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich,
share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission
process should be sent to the Global Pediatric Health editorial officeas follows:
Bree Sundling | Bree.Sundling@sagepub.com