Pediatric Infectious Disease

by Vijay N Yewale

Aims & Scope

Pediatric Infectious Disease is a quarterly published, open access peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Infectious Diseases in Pediatrics. It is an official publication of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Academy (Formerly Infectious Diseases Chapter of IAP(Indian Academy of Pediatrics)) and one of the few journals dedicated to emerging multidisciplinary field of Infectious diseases in Pediatrics, with a scientific content of highest standards.

The journal’s readership includes paediatricians, infectious disease specialists, general practitioners and research scholars. It provides a platform for presentation of research findings and scholarly exchange to publish the research and original work in the field of Infectious Diseases in Pediatrics.

Ownership and Management

Pediatric Infectious Disease(PID) is owned and managed under the auspices of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Academy (Formerly Infectious Diseases Chapter of IAP) and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.

About the Society

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Academy (Formerly known as the Infectious Diseases Chapter of IAP)is a sub-chapter of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Established in 1990, it caters to pediatricians interested in Infectious Diseases. The chapter has more than 2750 members. This chapter is the most academically active subchapter of IAP. Academic activities of a high standard are conducted regularly. The chapter publishes books regularly, of which the Text Book of Pediatric Infectious Diseases has seen 3rd edition. The chapter publishes an official journal, **Pediatric Infectious Disease**; a quarterly journal distributed free to all members.

About the Publisher

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is committed to supporting health, medical and dental research communities across continents. Jaypee Journals, a division of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers is one of the largest medical publishers in the world and provides high-quality open-access journals that are trustworthy, authoritative, and accessible to researchers. We provide high-quality support at all stages of the publishing cycle so that we can help researchers publish their work. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access.

Publication Frequency

Pediatric Infectious Disease (PID) publishes quarterly focussing on infectious diseases in Pediatrics.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

Pediatric Infectious Disease (PID) provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Copyright and Licensing

Under Creative Commons the Authors retain ownership/ copyright of their content. The authors assign exclusive commercial re-use rights of the article to the Publisher.

All open access articles published are distributed under the terms of the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International Public License as currently displayed at which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited.

Authors have to mandatorily submit the Open Access License Agreement Form when submitting the manuscript.

Articles published under this arrangement are made freely available online upon publication without subscription barriers to access. Users of such published articles are entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display these articles for personal, research and educational use provided that:

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Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it at no cost and with limited restrictions with regards to reuse.  Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. The journal allows unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial), provided the article is properly attributed. All the articles are published, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website and deposited in archive and indexing databases as applicable to the journal. All articles are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), thereby making it fully citable and searchable by title, author name(s) and the full text.

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/reader/peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.

Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

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Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the peer reviewed version (not the final published version) as accepted for publication by the journal that includes modifications based on reviewers’ suggestions. This version excludes copy editing and type setting changes. 

The journal does not recommend the authors to upload AM to their personal website/ institutional or other non-commercial subject-based repositories.

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for more details.

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Journal Detail

    Speciality Pediatrics
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10081

Vijay N Yewale
Head, Apollo Children’s, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

Journal Managing Editor

Dr. Bhaskar Shenoy
MBBS, MD (PED), FRCPCH (UK), Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Diploma in PID
Head, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Associate Editor

Dhanya Dharmapalan
Consultant Pediatrician
Dr Yewale’s Multispeciality Hospital for Children, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Balasubramanian S
Medical Director and Head
Department of Pediatrics
Kanchi Kamkoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, TamilNadu, India

Tanu Singhal
MD Pediatrics, Msc. Tropical & Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute

Jaydeep Choudhury
Associate Professor
Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Suhas V Prabhu
M.D., D.C.H., M.N.A.M.S.
Consultant Pediatrician
Department of Pediatrics
P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Assistant Editor
Pramod M Kulkarni
MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, MRCPCH (UK), Dip.PID(Oxford)
Consultant Pediatrics
Smile Clinic, Amar Saket, Office Number 12, 4th Floor,Swargate Signal Chowk,
Landmark: Behind Jedhe Statue, Near Natraj Hotel, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Tapisha Gupta
MD Pediatrics
Senior Consultant Pediatrics
Max Superspeciality Hospital I.P.Extn Delhi, India
Past President:IAP East Delhi Branch

Vidya Krishna
M.D (Pediatrics), Fellow in Infectious Diseases and Infection Control
Assistant Proessor in Pediatrics and Associate Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics & Division of Infectious Diseases
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sangeeta Joshi
Consultant Microbiologist
Narayan SRCC Children's Hospital
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Dr. GV Basavaraja
Professor of Pediatrics
Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health 1st Block, Siddappura, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

Atul Kulkarni
MD Pediatrics
Consultant Pediatrician
Venkatesh Hospital, Navipet, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Sanjay Mankar
MBBS, DCH, DNB Pediatrics, Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Professor in Pediatrics, Consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases
President IAP PUNE
Plot no.4, Swaroop Hou. Soc. Anandnagar, Sinhagad road,
National Editorial Advisory Board
Shyam Kukreja
Director & Head Of The Department
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, Delhi, India

Ritabrata Kundu
Department of Pediatrics
Institute of Child Health, 11 Dr Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata, India

Indrashekar Rao
Director Div. of Pediatrics & Neonatology, Navodaya Hospital, Sec-bad. Prof. of Pediatrics
NABP & Telangana Health University
Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, 106, Abhinava Nagar, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad, Telangana, India

Dr Shivananda
MD Pediatrics
Director (Retired)
Indira Gandi Insstitute of Child Health, Bangalore
West Of Chord Road, West of Chord Road 1st Stage, Basaveshwar Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

A J Chitkara
Head of the Department & Senior Consultant
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh
Vaishali, Dakshini Pitampura, Pitam Pura, Delhi, India

Baldev Prajapati
MBBS, D. Ped; M.D. (Pediatrics), Gold Medalist, FIAP, MNAMS, FICMCH
GCS Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Ahmedabad
Opposite Tulsi Shyam Flats, Bhimjipura Cross Road, Nava Vadaj Road,

Raju C Shah
Medical Director
Ankur Institute of Child Helath
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Abhay K Shah
Senior Consultant Pediatrician
Children Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
International Advisory Board Members
Anita Shet
Director, Child Health, International Vaccine Access Center, Senior Scientist, Department of International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Sushant Sahastrabuddhe
Director of Typhoid Program
International Vaccine Institute SNU Research Park, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Korea

Prasad Bhandary
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Kentucky Children's Hospital, University of Kentucky

Neeraj Verma
Assistant Professor
Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia, Canada

Harish Reddy
M.B.B.S., M.D. [Microbiology], FRCPath [Microbiology]
Consultant Microbiologist at Norfolk and Norwich
University Hopsital NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, United Kingdom

Laxman Shreshtha
Department of Child Health, Institute of Medicine,
Tribhuvan University, Maharajgunj, Nepal
Ex Officio

Dr. GV Basavaraja
Professor of Pediatrics
Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health 1st Block, Siddappura, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

Dr. Yogesh Parikh
Department of Pediatrics
Government Medical College Surat

Dr. Daruru Ranganath
Department of Pediatrics
Mamata Academy of Medical Science, Hyderabad

Dr. Chetan Trivedi
M.D.(Ped), D.Ped, FIAP
Senior pediatrician & I D Expert Director
Neha Children Hospital & Neonatal Centre

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