Information For Authors

If your research interests relate to our journal's objectives, we want to invite you to publish with us. We seek manuscripts about practical information on physiological, pharmacological, psychological, and pathological forces that impact children. All our published papers are high-quality and double-blinded peer-reviewed. Manuscripts supported by NIH will be submitted for PubMed selected citations. The journal charges ONLY an Article Processing/Publishing (APC) fee. No submission fee is needed. If authors are experiencing financial hardship, they can ask for APC fee view at the time of submission. We hope that you will consider our journal for your next publication.

Our authors must adhere to the ethical principles of publications:

* Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Transparency about the contributions of authors is encouraged, for example, in the form of a CRediT author statement:

  • The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the descriptions are accurate and agreed upon by all authors.
  • The role (s) of all authors should be listed.
  • Authors may have contributed in multiple roles.


* The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

* Authors may be asked to provide the raw data connected with a paper for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.

* An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. SPPH, LLC does not view the following uses of a work as prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract; publication as an academic thesis; publication as an electronic preprint. 

* Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

* All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.

* When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

* Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed and an objective discussion of its significance.

* Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.

* Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.

* Authors should disclose their conflicts of interest. 

* If the work was sponsored by NIH or other similar partners and institutions, authors may apply to the PubMed repository independently from the journal.