provides an international forum for the publication of original clinical
articles on important topics in the field of pediatrics and review articles
on major areas of concern to pediatricians. Acceptance of papers is based
upon the originality of the observation or investigation, the quality of the
work described and the clarity of the presentation.
Categories of Manuscripts
Review articles on topics of broad interest are highly desired.
Review articles are expected to be thorough, detailed, and should include appropriate
references to the literature. The addition of tables and figures to summarize critical
points is encouraged. These articles are reviewed by the Editors and other expert
reviewers before a decision regarding publication is made. Revisions may be required.
Review articles will be accepted for publication based on their educational value and
Short, highly focused articles that review topics related to
therapy, diagnosis or other clinical issues in pediatrics may be submitted for review and
consideration for publication. These articles may be invited by the Editor-In-Chief,
Section Editors, or submitted directly by authors.
Concise, invited, commentaries on articles published in International
Pediatrics or other topics in pediatrics.
Letters to the Editor are welcomed and will be published if
appropriate. In addition to comments on published articles, authors should consider
submitting short commentaries on topics of general interest to pediatricians and case
reports that are particularly instructive. Letters should be no longer than three
double-spaced pages, including references.
Manuscript Submission and Handling
Manuscripts and correspondence to International Pediatrics should be sent to:
3100 Southwest 62nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33155-3009
Telephone: (305) 663-6823, Facsimile: (305) 663-8446, E-mail: [email protected].
Manuscripts including tables, illustrations, and references should be
prepared according to "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical
journal."1,2 Only information not included in the uniform requirements
will be included in the instructions that follow.
Grammar, punctuation, and scientific writing style should follow the
Medical Association Manual of Style,
9th Edition.3 Please use conventional
system measurements followed in parentheses by equivalent values of the
International System of Units (SI).1 Generally, abbreviations should be limited to those
listed in Chapter 11 of the AMA Manual of Style, 9th edition.3
Submit the original
and two copies of all text, and two complete sets of figures and tables.
Communication regarding the manuscript should be directed to the address
above. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editors, members of the
Editorial Board, or other expert reviewers. After review, authors will be
notified by letter of the decision to accept or reject the manuscript for
publication. Authors may be requested to submit a revised version of the
manuscript for further review. Manuscripts will not be returned to the
authors, although figures will be returned if requested. Authors must
provide the final version of the manuscript on a diskette in a common
All material in International Pediatrics represents the
opinions of the authors and does not reflect the opinions of International Pediatrics,
Miami Children’s Hospital, or the institutions with which the authors are
affiliated. Authors submitting manuscripts do so with the understanding that
if accepted, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the
article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to Miami
Organization of the Manuscript
Organize submitted manuscripts as follows: Cover Letter, Title Page, Abstract,
Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, Figure
Legends and Figures. The manuscripts should be on white paper with one-inch margins.
Please identify the name, address, phone number and facsimile
number of the Corresponding Author. Specify the category to which the manuscript should be
assigned, if accepted. The categories are: Review Article, Clinical Article, Editorial
and Letter to the Editor.
Abstract. The abstract should contain 150 words or less stating the rationale,
objectives, findings, and conclusions of the study. Do not include a summary at the end of
Acknowledgments. Grant support should not be included but should be cited as a
footnote to the title.
References. Include double-spaced references in numerical order according to the
order of citation in the text. Abbreviate the names of journals according to those used in
the latest edition of Index Medicus, Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing
Office, Washington, DC 20402. References to abstracts and letters must be appropriately
Examples of References
Journal articles, more than six authors:
- Nourse J, Melletin JD, Galili N, et al. Chromosomal translocation t(1;19) results in
synthesis of a homeobox fusion mRNA that codes for a potential chimeric transcription
factor. Cell. 1990;60:535-541. (If less than seven, list all authors.)
References to books:
- Hollins D. Biochemistry in Pediatrics. 2d ed. Miami, Fla: CA Anderson Co: 1994.
- DeSoto JC, Kalinski IAM. Trends in the utilization of immunizations in children. In:
Catalina B, ed. Influenza: Virus, Vaccines, and Treatment. London, England: Easton
Press Inc; 1976:445-566.
Abbreviations, including acronyms, should be defined at their
first use and applied consistently throughout the article. Do not use nonstandard
abbreviations or abbreviate terms appearing fewer than three times. Use the chemical name
of all compounds. Abbreviate units of measure only when used with numbers.
Tables. Each table should be printed or typed on a separate page, appropriately
numbered, and cited in numerical order in the text. Legends giving sufficient explanation
to make the data intelligible without reference to the text must be typed on the same
Figures and Figure Legends. Figures must be cited in the text in numerical order
using Arabic numerals. Submit two complete sets of clear, glossy, black and white
photographs. For line drawings, either a single set of photographs with two sets of
copies, or three sets of high quality laser figures are acceptable. Figure legends should
be double-spaced on a separate sheet, and should include a brief title and a concise
explanation of each figure.
Authors of accepted manuscripts will receive galley proof and are responsible for
proofreading. Except for correcting typesetting errors, authors may be charged for
extensive alterations. Galley proofs should be returned within 48 hours to avoid delay in
Reprints must be ordered in advance. An order form showing the cost of reprints is sent
directly with page proofs. Reprint orders, payments, and inquires should be directed to
- International Committee of Medical Journal
Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical
journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication. Nov 2003.
Available at: http://www.icmje.org.
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts
submitted to biomedical journals. N Engl J Med. 1997;336(4):309-15.
- Iverson C, Dan BB, Glitman P, et al. American Medical Association Manual of Style.
9th ed. Baltimore, Md:Williams and Wilkins; 1998.