The Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism Journal is the official publication of the Korean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology. Its formal abbreviated title is “Ann Pediatr Endocrinol Metab”. It is a peer-reviewed open access journal of medicine published in English. The journal was launched in 1996 under the title of ‘Journal of Korean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology’ until 2011 (pISSN 1226-2242). Since 2012, the title is now changed to ‘Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism’. The Journal is published four times per year on the last day of March, June, September, and December. It is widely distributed for free to members of the Korean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology, medical schools, libraries, and academic institutions. The journal is indexed/tracked/covered by web sites of PubMed Central, PubMed, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EBSCO, EMBASE, KoreaMed, KoMCI, KCI, Science Central, DOI/CrossRef, Directory of Open Access Journals(DOAJ), and Google Scholar.
The aims of Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism are to contribute to the advancements in the fields of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism through the scientific reviews and interchange of all of pediatric endocrinology and metabolism. It aims to reflect the latest clinical, translational, and basic research trends from worldwide valuable achievements. In addition, genome research, epidemiology, public education and clinical practice guidelines in each country are welcomed for publication. The Journal particularly focuses on research conducted with Asian-Pacific children whose genetic and environmental backgrounds are different from those of the Western.
Area of specific interest include the following :
Growth, puberty, glucose metabolism including diabetes mellitus, obesity, nutrition, disorders of sexual development, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal cortex, bone or other endocrine and metabolic disorders from infancy through adolescence
Acceptance for publication of submitted manuscript is determined by the editors and peer reviewers, who are experts in their specific fields of pediatric endocrinology and metabolism.
The journal includes the following sections: current opinions, review articles, original articles, case reports, editorial and letters to the editor. The editorial board invites articles from international studies or clinical, translational, and basic research groups. Supplements can be published when they are required.