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Aims and scope

The Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette is a double-blinded, peer-reviewed, open access, journal focused on children’s health and healthcare, from a multidisciplinary perspective expanding into social, psychological and health-related logistics and economics. It publishes top-quality research papers documenting current practices and promoting new developments in pediatrics, pediatric surgery and related sub-specialties, entailing recent clinical advances, innovations and experimental developments, being animal or laboratory-based experimentation, pertinent to Medical and Surgical Pediatrics.

The Gazette essentially welcomes original research papers, review articles, case reports and guidelines. Research papers may include short research communications, technical reports, Systematic reviews, meta-analyses.  Review articles must rely on assembly of citable evidence, linked together with expert perspective. Narrative reviews of multidisciplinary and specialist aspects of clinical services can be considered.
The journal welcomes submissions from local, regional and international researchers. It has a high visibility and an international readership.  The theme of the Gazette is to continuously import clinical best-practice and recent scientific advances in order to facilitate local and regional improvement in medical and surgical healthcare of children, across Egypt, Africa and the Middle East.

Open access

All articles published by the Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in the Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette is supported through an agreement between Springer Nature and the Specialized Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research (Government of Egypt), therefore author-payable article-processing charges do not apply.

Indexing Services

All articles published in Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette are included in:

  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Google Scholar
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • EMCare
  • Naver
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  • Semantic Scholar
  • CNKI
  • TD Net Discovery Service
  • Dimensions

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink. We are working closely with relevant indexing services to ensure that articles published in Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Citing articles in Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette

Articles in Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:


Authors: Title. Egypt Pediatric Association Gaz [year], [volume number]:[article number].


e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Egypt Pediatric Association Gaz 2009, 1:115.


1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Once your article is accepted, it will be processed by production and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication. If you have any concerns or particular requirements please contact the Journal.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should follow the procedure outlined in the BMC Editorial Policies.

Benefits of publishing with SpringerOpen

High visibility

Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette and SpringerOpen.


Online publication in Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette


Authors of articles published in Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Annual Journal Metrics

2022 Citation Impact
0.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
0.8 - 5-year Impact Factor

2023 Speed
8 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
62 days submission to accept (Median)

2023 Usage 
40 Altmetric mentions 

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