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Global Pediatric Health

Global Pediatric Health

Russell W. Steele, M.D. Ochsner Children's Health Center, New Orleans, LA, USA

eISSN: 2333794X | ISSN: 2333794X | Current volume: 5 | Current issue: 1

Journal Highlights

  • Indexed In: PubMed Central (PMC) and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Multidisciplinary and worldwide audience
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)
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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).

Submission Information
Submit your manuscript at

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.

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Why Publish Open Access with GPH

  • 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

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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.

Target Audience
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.

Article Types
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

Manuscript Submission

Managing Editor
Umair Shafique, MSc SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA
Commissioning Editor
Bree Sundling SAGE Publishing, Thousand Oaks, CA USA
Section Editor: Epidemiology
Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, PhD University of Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
Section Editor: Humanitarian and Crisis Research
Sarah E. DeYoung, PhD University of Georgia, USA
Section Editor: Infectious Diseases
Eric McGrath, MD Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA
Section Editor: Neuropsychiatry
Khaled Saad, PhD Assiut University, Egypt
Section Editor: Provider Wellness, Training, and Education
Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP University of North Carolina School of Medicine, USA
Section Editor: Surgery
Mohamed Shoukry, PhD Mater Dei University Hospital, Malta
Editorial Board Members
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
Section Editor: Childhood Obesity and Nutrition
Goutham Rao University Hospital Case Medical Center (Cleveland, OH)
Editorial Board: Childhood Obesity and Nutrition
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
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  • 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 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: 



    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. What do we publish?
      3.1 Aims & scope
      3.2 Article types
      3.3 Writing your paper
      3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.3.1 Writing assistance
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      4.7 Clinical Trials
      4.8 Reporting guidelines
      4.9 Data
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.1.1 Plagiarism
      5.1.2 Prior publication
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. 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
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 How to submit your manuscript
      7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      7.3 Information required for completing your submission
      7.4 ORCID
      7.5 Permissions
      7.6 Units of measurement
      7.7 Nomenclature
      7.8 Standard abbreviations and symbols
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information


    1. Open Access

    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.

    For general information on open access at SAGEplease visit the Open Access page or view our Open
    Access FAQs

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    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.

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    3. What do we publish?

    3.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Global Pediatric Health, please ensure you have read the
    Aims & Scope.

    3.2 Article types

    1. 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.
    2. 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
      previous research. 
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.

    3.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
    further resources.

    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.

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    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.

    4.2 Authorship

    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
    those who:

    (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

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    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 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.

    4.4 Funding

    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.

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    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.

    4.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    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
    approval number.

    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.

    4.7 Clinical trials

    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.

    4.8 Reporting guidelines

    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.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    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.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    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

    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.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    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
    . 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. 

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    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
    Author Gateway.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    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.

    6.3 Supplemental material

    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. 

    6.4 Reference style

    Global Pediatric Health adheres to the AMA reference style. Please review the guidelines on
    to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    6.5 English language editing services

    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. 

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Global Pediatric Health is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review
    system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit 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.

    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    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
    the abstract.

    7.3 Information required for completing your submission

    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).

    7.4 ORCID

    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.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID
    to learn more.

    7.5 Permissions

    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.

    7.6 Units of measurement

    Units of measurement should be expressed in SI and metric units; older conventional units may
    be added in parentheses.

    7.7 Nomenclature

    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

    7.8 Standard abbreviations and symbols

    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.

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    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.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    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.

    8.2 Online publication

    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. 

    8.3 Promoting your article

    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
    with Kudos

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    9. Further information

    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 |

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