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As a researcher, publishing your work is an important step in enhancing your academic career and ensuring your work has a wider impact. At BMJ, we are with you at every step of your publication journey and at any stage of your career. We can help you to optimise the presentation and impact of your work, and to disseminate your findings to the people who need to read it.

Publishing in one of our fully open access or transformative journals complies with policies set by funders (including Plan S), institutions and governments. Your institution may be part of an open access agreement with BMJ, which can help authors meet the cost of publishing (i.e. Article Processing Charge).

Options to publish your research open access with BMJ:

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Explore our journals in paediatrics





Acceptance rate: 30%

Time to first decision: 35 days

Citescore: 3.9

Journal Impact Factor: 2.6

JIF Rank (Pediatrics): 48/130

Acceptance rate: 24%

Time to first decision: 44 days

Citescore: 1.1

Journal Impact Factor: 0.8


Acceptance rate: 36%

Time to first decision*: 2 days

Citescore: 5.7

Journal Impact Factor: 5.2

JIF Rank (Pediatrics): 11/130

Acceptance rate: 36%

Time to first decision*: 2 days

Citescore: 1.5

Journal Impact Factor: 1

JIF Rank (Pediatrics): 119/130





Acceptance rate: 36%

Time to first decision*: 2 days

Citescore: 9.8

Journal Impact Factor: 4.4

JIF Rank (Pediatrics): 13/130


*without review

Acceptance rate: 36%

Time to first decision*: 4 days

Citescore: 4.4

Journal Impact Factor: 2.9

JIF Rank (Med, Gen & Internal): 77/167

Acceptance rate: 15%

Time to first decision: 61 days

Acceptance rate: 10%

Time to first decision: 56 days

Citescore: 15.3

Journal Impact Factor: 107.7

JIF Rank (Med, Gen & Internal): 4/169

Reasons to publish your paediatric research with us

Our open access content received on average 7 times more views than other content

Top open access articles mentioned in policy

COVID-19 in children: analysis of the first pandemic peak in England


Clinical characteristics, treatment and outcomes of paediatric COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis


Impact of lockdown and school closure on children’s health and well-being during the first wave of COVID-19: a narrative review

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