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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

APC Waiver Offers

The International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology would be excited to accept articles of particular interest to the Editor at no cost to the author. Please send a pre-submission query that contains the article’s abstract to if you would like to be considered for a waived APC. Submissions that are comments on articles previously published by our journal are charged no APC. Authors who lack grant funding or otherwise cannot afford the APC may request a waiver or discount during the submission process. Requests will be evaluated by BMC and granted on a case-by-case basis.

Aims and scope

International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology publishes original research, reviews, clinical studies, case reports, and editorials covering important clinical, translational, and basic research within the field of pediatric endocrinology.

The journal is particularly interested in topics including growth conditions and the affecting factors such as diet and supplementation;  hormone action, effects and therapies; glycemic control; diabetes and genetic markers and therapy.

About the Editor

Dr. Surendra K. Varma, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Surendra K. Varma is currently Ted Hartman Chair in Medical Education and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is also Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Resident Affairs He had his graduate and post-graduate medical education training at Harvard Medical School. He has served in many national medical committees including ACGME, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrine Society, Pediatric Academic Societies, and American Medical Association. He has served as President of Texas Pediatric Society and American Diabetes Association of Texas Affiliate. He has 151 papers and publications and abstracts and has made national and international presentations in South Africa, Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, England and Vietnam. He has made 187 such presentations.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    39 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    34 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    92 days from submission to acceptance
    42 days from acceptance to publication

    3 Altmetric mentions