Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition


JPGN is the official journal of the:

•   European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

•   North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

About the Journal

The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN) provides a forum for original papers and reviews dealing with pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, including normal and abnormal functions of the alimentary tract and its associated organs, including the salivary glands, pancreas, gallbladder, and liver. Particular emphasis is on development and its relation to infant and childhood nutrition.

Why choose JPGN for your paper?

    • JPGN is the only journal dedicated to pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition
    • Impact Factor is 2.799; it is valued as one of the top pediatric subspecialty journals
    • Submission to first decision in 18 days on average in 2016
    • Fast-track publication available for select articles of general scientific or public health importance
    • Original manuscripts are posted on line as Publish Ahead of Print (PAP) within 3-5 business days of acceptance, and indexed in PubMed within a few days
    • Free color
    • Open Access option available after acceptance
    • Full-text available to all ESPGHAN and NASPGHAN members, online and in print
    • Articles available to institutions worldwide through Ovid
    • Articles open to the public 1 year after publication
    • Articles included in state-of-the-art responsive designed website, which makes viewing on any device easier
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      Editorial Contacts 

      ESPGHAN Editor

      Hania Szajewska, MD
      Department of Paediatrics
      Medical University of Warsaw
      Zwirki i Wigury 63A
      02-091 Warsaw Poland

      ESPGHAN Managing Editor

      Phyllis Barr
      Telephone: 972-52 578 3708
      Fax: 972 - 73 - 726 - 4439

      NASPGHAN Editor

      Melvin B. Heyman, MD
      Professor of Pediatrics Disvision of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
      Mail Shop 0136
      550-16th Street, 5th Floor
      University of California
      San Francisco, CA 94143

      NASPGHAN Managing Editor
      Marianna Hagan
      Telephone: 215-524-8350


      Call out for new papers for JPGN 

      Rapid Review & Publication-Rapid Communication

      Please see instructions for authors for qualifying criteria


      To view current Society Paper published in JPGN please visit the Societal Papers menu of the website.


      Meet the Editors - ESPGHAN Annual Meeting in Prague, Wednesday, 10th May 2017, 16:30-18:00, Panorama Hall

      • Help prospective authors understand what it takes to get published
      • Explain JPGN mission, editorial and submission Process
      • Discuss common ethical problems

      Please click here for the meeting agenda


      JPGN Europe 2016 Top Reviewers 

      1. Amit Assa
      2. Christina Campoy
      3. Sonny Chong
      4. Luigi Dall'Oglio
      5. Mark Davenport
      6. Jernej Dolinsek
      7. Nicholas Embleton
      8. Bjorn Fischler
      9. Emer Fitzpatrick
      10. Maria Loreto Hierro
      11. Iva Hojsak
      12. Steffen Husby
      13. Flavia Indrio
      14. Simon Ling
      15. Zromjka Misak
      16. Neil Shah
      17. Margreet M.S. Wessels
      18. Viktorien Wolters
      19. Ekhart E. Ziegler

      A big thank you to all of our JPGN Reviewers for their hard work and most valuable contributions!

      JPGN is looking for volunteers to peer review articles. Peer reviewers are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (tm). To be considered as a reviewer, please send an email to with the following information:

      • Full Name
      • Email address
      • Institution
      • CV

      You will then receive an email invitation to log into JPGN's Editorial Manager site and update your profile.

      Potential revewier include fellow in Paediatric GI, Hepatology and Nutrition, practicing paediatric gastroenenterologists, and post docs and scientists/invstigators in related fields.