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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format, copied into our template (see author guidelines).
  • Referencing is Vancouver numbered style, and where available URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end, and are of adequate quality / resolution.
  • Patient / Parent consent forms are attached if required (see author guidelines)
  • An author declaration form has been completed and signed by all authors (digital scanned signature image within the table is acceptable). See author guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Currently submissions to London Paediatrics are free of charge. This will be subject to ongoing review. The editors reserve the right not to publish any submissions deemed topically unsuitable for the journal content.

Our editorial team will not be overly prescriptive with regards to 'how' you present your work for submission. Content, quality and clarity, for us, is more important than format or style. 

Submissions are accepted within the broad section categories outlined. Please see the description for each seciton to determine which may be most apppriate for your work. 

Please also ensure you have reviewed the submission checklist. 


Please use our journal template document, all authors must sign a single author declaratio form (scanned signatures and form acceptable) and provide a patient consent form when required. 

Template format: 

  • Complete the first page title and author details
  • Copy your abstract onto page 2
  • Add your main article body from Page 3 onwards.
  • References should be included at the end of the document, as well as separately via the website submission portal .  
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Short Reports

Short Reports, including Case Reports

These are accepted in any format but within their content must include:

i.) the main purpose

ii.) comprehensive elements of the design and intervention

iii.) comprehensive results

iv.) implications and wider relevance.

Submitted reports must be no more than 1500 words excluding references.

Conference Abstracts

London School of Paediatrics Conference Abstracts

These must be submitted in conjunction with an application to present at the London School of Paediatrics annual conference.

Submissions must include:

i.) background

ii.) methods

iii.) results

iv.) analysis and wider relevance. 

Submitted abstracts must be no more than 350 words excluding references.


Editorial Section


We welcome insightful submissions from healthcare professionals, patients and their carers.

These can be of any length and format.

Contributors should consider the readability and accessibility of their submission.

Original Research

Original research is accepted for publication. 

Privacy Statement

Privacy is important to the London Paediatrics. This statement applies to the website, any published articles and may include information pertaining to London Paediatrics events.

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Users are encouraged to read this policy and to contact the editorial board/ data handler if any concerns.

What information do we collect?

We collect information on names and workplace addresses as part of submission of content. These are held in the public domain, assocaited with published content,  as per routine in academia. We do also collect emails but these are only shared with consent as part of academic submission.

How do we use personal information?

Information collected is routinely used as part of academic publishing but may also be used as part of development and marketing information for London Paediatrics and the London Journal of Paediatrics. This list is not exhaustive but all purposes for which personal data is processed will be recorded.

What legal basis do we have for processing your personal data?

In publishing robust academic work, it is in the public interest to collect some personal data (listed above). Consent from contributors will be taken at time of submission.

How do we secure personal data and disposal length of data?

We retain the information we collect for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy or as long as we are legally required or permitted to do so.

Your rights in relation to personal data

All authors consenting at submission of study may withdraw data at anytime and may seek access to any data held by the London Journal of Paediatrics, according to current data laws. We value any contribution or feedback.

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