Focus and Scope

Paediatrica Indonesiana is an international peer reviewed journal embracing all the scientific, clinical, and public health disciplines that address all aspects of pediatrics and perinatal medicine. It is the official journal of the Indonesian Paediatric Society (Ikatan Dokter Anak Indonesia - IDAI) and is published 6 times a year. It includes articles related to research findings and ocassionally case reports and clinical reviews. Authors submitting to the journal will be asked to mention/select the category from the following list which best describes the focus of their paper:

  • Pediatric Allergy Immunology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Developmental Behavioral & Community Pediatrics
  • Emergency & Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Gastrohepatology
  • Pediatric Hemato-Oncology
  • Pediatric Imaging
  • Infection & Tropical Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Nutrition & Metabolic Diseases
  • Pediatric Respirology 

Note that the Editors are keen to receive submissions from all of the above areas of research.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to the Paediatrica Indonesiana (PI) will be assessed by the Editorial Board. Some manuscripts will be returned to authors at this stage if they are deemed more appropriate for another journal, if the paper fails to meet submission requirements, or if they are deemed to have insufficient priority. Submissions that advance in the publication process will undergo appropriate peer review by at least 2 reviewers; written comments, when available, will be returned with all refereed manuscripts. Reports for provisionally accepted papers will include a review by a language editor which authors will be required to follow when revising their manuscript. The final decision on the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript will be made by the Editors.

Publication Frequency

The journal publish 6 times/year, bimonthly (Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-June, July-Aug, Sept-Oct, Nov-Dec), 11 articles/issue.

Open Access Policy

Paediatrica Indonesiana (PI) is an open access journals by means that all of our articles are free to access on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of our articles. There are no author charges (also known as article processing charges/APCs) neither article submission charges. 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed. Authors should declare that their works are free from any kind of plagiarism. In case plagiarised material is revealed in any of the published papers, the paper will be retracted and Editorial board will make a public notice to the readers.


Article processing charges

There are no author charges (also known as article processing charges/APCs) neither article submission charges. 

Journal History

Paediatrica Indonesiana is a long-established medical journal and the leading national pediatrics and perinatal medicine journal in Indonesia. This bimonthly journal, which was founded by the late Professor Soetedjo, printed its initial issue since 1961 and was a pioneer in English medical-periodicals in Indonesia. Professor Soedigdo Sastroasmoro joined the managerial board in 1987 and continued to lead the journal in the past 10 years. He has overseen significant growth in the number of quality articles published and in the regularity of its publication. Paediatrica Indonesiana has been awarded the highest level of accreditation (Grade A) since the early 1990s by the Director General of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Starting from December 2011, Doctor Partini P. Trihono has taken the responsibility as the Editor-in-Chief up to today. Her contribution has helped to promote Paediatrica Indonesiana national-wide and it is on its way to the international recognition. Moreover, under the management of Professor Sofyan Ismael and the former Business Manager, Doctor Abdul Latief, the improvement of Paediatrica Indonesiana distribution has been observed. With current Business Manager, Professor Badriul Hegar, Paediatrica Indonesiana has applied open journal system for its online management.