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About the journal


Basic information


Jornal de Pediatria is the official publication of The Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP). This peer-reviewed journal has been continuously published since 1934. Jornal de Pediatria is a bimonthly publication online. 

An online, full-text version of Jornal de Pediatria is available at in English. Access to the site is free of charge. Jornal de Pediatria publishes materials aimed at improving the standards of pediatrics and healthcare provided for children and adolescents in general, as well as materials that foster debate about health.

Its abbreviated title is J. Pediatr. (Rio J.), and it should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strips.



Information services


The articles published in Jornal de Pediatria are indexed by:

  • Index Medicus/Medline
  • SciELO
  • Scopus
  • CrossRef
  • Google Scholar
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • Medical Research Index
  • University Microfilms International
  • Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica (SIIC) Data Bases
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition


Intellectual property


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY-NC-ND.





The publication of the journal is financed by the:

  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq). Programa de Apoio a Publicações Científicas.



Editorial Board



  • Renato Soibelmann Procianoy - Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Care, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil


Associate Editors

  • Antonio José Ledo da Cunha - Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Crésio de Aragão Dantas Alves - Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, BA, Brazil
  • Dirceu Solé – Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Gisélia Alves Pontes da Silva – Full Professor, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil
  • João Guilherme Bezerra Alves - Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP), Recife, Brazil
  • Magda Lahorgue Nunes - Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine/Neurology, School of Medicine, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
  • Marco Aurélio Palazzi Sáfadi – Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Paulo Augusto Moreira Camargos - Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil


Editorial Board

  • Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Birmingham, USA
  • Stephane Auvin, Paris, France
  • Eduardo Bancalari - Miami, USA
  • Werther Brunow de Carvalho, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Andrew Bush - London, UK
  • Joseph A. Carcillo, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Stefano Cianfarani, Roma, Italy
  • Antonio Condino Neto, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jaderson C. da Costa - Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Janet Englund, Seattle, USA
  • Ruth Guinsburg - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Philip John Cooper, London, UK
  • Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Sacramento, USA
  • Danièle de Luca, Paris, France
  • Asunción Mejías, Columbus, USA
  • Krisa Page van Meurs, Stanford, USA
  • Mauro Batista de Morais, São Paulo, Brazil
  • T. Michael O’Shea, Chapel Hill, USA
  • Richard Polin, New York City, USA
  • Tina Quanbee Tan, Chicago, USA
  • Salmo Raskin, Curitiba, Brazil
  • Nelson Augusto Rosário Filho, Curitiba, Brazil
  • Bruce Kalman Rubin, Richmond, USA
  • Pablo J. Sanchez, Columbus, USA
  • Shlomo Shinnar, Bronx, USA
  • Luciana Rodrigues Silva, Salvador, Brazil
  • Alexandre Tellechea Rotta, Durham, USA
  • Yvan Vandenplas - Brussels, Belgium



Instructions to authors


Submissions of files


Manuscript submission remains free of charge. Access to the site is free of charge.

Papers must be submitted in English, as they will be published in English (html and pdf). American spelling is used. Articles written in a different language will be sent back to the authors.

PUBLICATION FEE: Articles accepted for publication will be subject to a fee to have their publication guaranteed. By submitting the manuscript to this journal, the authors agree to these terms. 

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Guidelines for manuscript preparation


Before sending your manuscript, please check if the following criteria were met.

( ) The title page presents the full title, running title, conflict of interest, financial source, e-mail addresses, and affiliation of all authors complete and correct.

( ) The title page presents the names and affiliations of all authors complete and correct.

( ) The title page presents the ORCID IDs of all authors? Access to make your registration. 

( ) In Methods, the approval by the institution's board or review committee (except for review articles) is mentioned in the article. 

( ) For clinical trials, inform the registration number of the study at or ReBec

( ) The abstract of original articles is structured in Objective, Method, Results, Conclusion. The text of original articles is structured in Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion. The abstract of review articles is structured in Objectives, Sources, Summary of the Findings, Conclusions. 

( ) The tables and figures are mentioned in the text.  Jornal de Pediatria publishes color illustrations online. Reproduction of previously published figures should be indicated in the legend and accompanied on submission by a permission letter from the copyright holder. Photographs should not allow identification of patients. If any photographs allow a patient to be identified, a written permission to use the photograph must be provided

( ) The original article has no more than 4 attachments (tables and figures). If there are more than 4 attachments, please indicate which of them are only supplementary material.  

( ) The abbreviations mentioned in the tables/figures are explained in the text or in footnotes. Instead of using symbols or numbers, use lower-case letters (a, b, c, etc.).

( ) The abstract has no more than 250 words (do not use abbreviations), the text of original articles has no more than 3000 words and review articles have no more than 6000 words (excluding title page, abstract, acknowledgements, references, and attachments).

( ) When submitting randomized controlled trials, authors must provide the CONSORT checklist accompanied by a flow diagram that illustrates the progress of patients through the trial, including recruitment, enrollment, randomization, withdrawal and completion, and a detailed description of the randomization procedure. The CONSORT checklist and template flow diagram are available at: Please access for further information on how to publish this type of article.

) Are the references numbered in the citation order and are they in square brackets in the text? Are references included in indexers?

(  ) Is the maximum number of references 30 for original articles?

(  ) In the list of references, do the sites have access to them? You are in the following employer: Ej: Nelson KB. Perinatal ischemic stroke. [Cited 30 Nov 2013]. Available from:

(  ) Do the references follow the rules of the magazine? EJ: Romanelli RM, Anchieta LM, Mourão MV, Campos FA, Loyola FC, Mourão PH, et al. Risk factors and lethality of laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection caused by non-skin contaminant pathogens in neonates. J Pediatr (Río J). 2013;89:189-96. (6 authors, et al. Title. Journal abbreviated. Year; Volumen: pages.)

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Manuscript submission


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Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria Av. Carlos Gomes, 328 cj. 304, 90480-000 Porto Alegre RS Brazil, Tel.: +55 51 3328-9520 - Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil