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Welcome to the World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics

The World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics (WJCP) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of pediatrics.  It was launched on June 8, 2012 and is published trimonthly (4 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage pediatrists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJCP describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJCP are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJCP’s acceptance rate: 39%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues

SH Quak, MD, Professor; Consolato Sergi, FRCP (C),MD,MSc,PhD, Professor; Toru Watanabe, PhD,MD, Doctor,Professor


PubMed, PubMed Central.

Journal Metrics

There is currently no impact factor.


2219-2808 (online)

Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency from childhood to adulthood: Insights from a sunny country  
Motti Haimi, Richard Kremer
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):1-9. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.1
Imaging of the pediatric thymus: Clinicoradiologic approach  
Smita Manchanda, Ashu S Bhalla, Manisha Jana, Arun K Gupta
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):10-23. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.10
Retrospective Cohort Study
Language and cognitive outcome for high-risk neonates at the age of 2-3 years - experience from an Arab Country  
Tamer Abou-Elsaad, Hesham Abdel-Hady, Hemmat Baz, Doaa ElShabrawi
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):24-33. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.24
Retrospective Study
Pediatric asthma severity score is associated with critical care interventions  
Danielle K Maue, Nadia Krupp, Courtney M Rowan
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):34-39. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.34
Cystic meconium peritonitis with jejunoileal atresia: Is it associated with unfavorable outcome?  
Kin Wai Edwin Chan, Kim Hung Lee, Hei Yi Vicky Wong, Siu Yan Bess Tsui, Yuen Shan Wong, Kit Yi Kristine Pang, Jennifer Wai Cheung Mou, Yuk Him Tam
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):40-44. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.40
Observational Study
Culturally adapted pictorial screening tool for autism spectrum disorder: A new approach  
Hemamali Perera, Kamal Chandima Jeewandara, Sudarshi Seneviratne, Chandima Guruge
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):45-51. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.45
Prospective Study
Off-label-use of sulfur-hexafluoride in voiding urosonography for diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux in children: A survey on adverse events  
Alexander Sauer, Clemens Wirth, Isabel Platzer, Henning Neubauer, Simon Veldhoen, Alexander Dierks, Reinhard Kaiser, Andreas Kunz, Meinrad Beer, Thorsten Bley
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):52-59. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.52
Understanding academic clinicians’ intent to treat pediatric obesity  
Claudia Frankfurter, Charles Cunningham, Katherine M Morrison, Heather Rimas, Karen Bailey
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):60-68. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.60
Video recording of neonatal resuscitation: A feasibility study to inform widespread adoption  
Sandesh Shivananda, Jennifer Twiss, Enas el-Gouhary, Salhab el-Helou, Connie Williams, Prashanth Murthy, Gautham Suresh
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):69-80. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.69
Evidence-Based Medicine
Using quality improvement methods to increase use of pain prevention strategies for childhood vaccination  
Jennifer Verrill Schurman, Amanda D Deacy, Rebecca J Johnson, Jolynn Parker, Kristi Williams, Dustin Wallace, Mark Connelly, Lynn Anson, Kevin Mroczka
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):81-88. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.81
Systematic Reviews
Early infant male circumcision: Systematic review, risk-benefit analysis, and progress in policy  
Brian J Morris, Sean E Kennedy, Alex D Wodak, Adrian Mindel, David Golovsky, Leslie Schrieber, Eugenie R Lumbers, David J Handelsman, John B Ziegler
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):89-102. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.89
Case Report
Vein of Galen malformation in a neonate: A case report and review of endovascular management  
Surasak Puvabanditsin, Rajeev Mehta, Kristy Palomares, Natalie Gengel, Christina Ferrucci-Da Silva, Sudipta Roychowdhury, Gaurav Gupta, Arun Kashyap, David Sorrentino
World J Clin Pediatr 6(1):103-109. Published online Feb 8, 2017. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v6.i1.103