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  About the Society

Asian Paediatric Pulmonology Society (APPS) Asian Paediatric Respirology Interest Group (APRIG) was formed in July 2012 during the 11th CIPP in Bangkok. After 2 years of preparation, Asian Paediatric Pulmonology Society (APPS) is incorporated as a Society in Hong Kong in October 2014 under the guidance of the governing council which includes leading figures in the field of paediatric pulmonology in Asia. For more information about APPS, please click to https://www.appuls.org

Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology and Allergy (HKSPRA) Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology (HKSPR) was founded in 1997 to promote the development of paediatric respirology and critical care, with the aim of promoting the practice of paediatric respirology and clinical allergy in Hong Kong. The Society updated its name to Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology and Allergy (HKSPRA) on 29 May 2015 which better defined the objectives. The council has been working hard to promote the works of the Society. For more information about HKSPRA, please click to http://www.hkspra.org

Taiwan Society of Pediatric Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine (TPPCCM) Taiwan Pediatric Pulmonology Society (TPPS) was established in 1997 and aimed to contribute pediatric respiratory care in Taiwan by promoting evidence-based practice, and efforts to advance clinical practice, education and research. The official name of the Society was changed to Taiwan Society of Pediatric Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine (TPPCCM) since 2017. For more information about TPPCCM, please click to http://www.pedipulm.org.tw

  About the Journal

Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Medicine is a Print + Online journal for pediatricians to discuss the latest clinical practice and research in pediatrics and child health. It is the official Journal of  Asian Paediatric Pulmonology Society, Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology and Allergy, and Taiwan Society of Pediatric Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.prccm.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Medicine publishes original articles, case reports, editorials, and commentaries, as well as review articles, embracing studies from both fundamental and applied research in the field of pediatric respirology and critical care medicine.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, Netherlands ISSN centre, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

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.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Basic and clinical researches on Pediatric Respirology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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