Aims and Scope

Aims and scope

The Portuguese Journal of Pediatrics (PJP) was founded in 1938 and is an official organ of the Portuguese Society of Pediatrics (SPP). It is a Portuguese scientific double-blind peer-reviewed journal published in English that aims to publish high quality articles in topics ranging from clinical to experimental issues concerning pediatric and maternal-fetal conditions. The PJP publishes original articles, review articles, case reports, case series, images in Pediatrics, editorials letters to the Editor and other contents that aim to improve clinical practice (guidelines and perspectives).  It is published trimestraly in both paper-based and digital formats.

The accuracy of the PJP contents as well as the views expressed are the sole responsibility of the authors. All published articles constitute property of the PJP and cannot be reproduced, partly or completely, without the editor’s authorization.

Manuscripts submitted to the PJP must comply with the norms included in the  Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, created by the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE), updated in December 2019, available online in

The PJP’s process of review and publication respects the Editorial Policy Statements issued by the Council of Science Editors (

The PJP has adopted its current name in 2018, functioning as a continuation of the formerly named Acta Pediátrica Portuguesa.