ESPGHAN Journals

The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN) provides a forum for original papers and reviews dealing with pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition

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.

JPGN is the official journal of the:

  • European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2020 Reviewer Acknowledgement.
Thank you for your contirbutions

JPGN, the official journal of ESPGHAN and NASPGHAN, will introduce an Endoscopy and Procedures section within the journal starting in 2022.  The purpose of this section will be to highlight groundbreaking research and developments in the field of endoscopy and other GI related procedures relevant to the ESPGHAN/NASPGHAN membership. Investigators our encouraged to submit original articles and short communications for consideration. Please consider JPGN first for your pediatric endoscopy and procedure related research! 

Top Reviewers 2022
1. Walter Mihatsch
2. Jernej Dolinsek
3. Chris H.P. van den Akker
4. Simon S Rabinowitz, Chun-Yan Yeung
5. Iva Hojsak, Salvatore Oliva, Sanjana Somanath, Pietro Vajro
6. Marco Gasparetto, Konstantinos Gerasimidis, Richard Hansen, Giuseppe Indolfi, Javier Martin de Carpi, Elvira Verduci

JPGN Reports is the sister online open access journal of JPGN. The journal is open for submissions, and is focussed on clinical manuscripts, including impactful case reports. 

The Scope of JPGN Reports is as follows: JPGN Reports, a joint publication of NASPGHAN and ESPGHAN, is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes novel case reports, images and videos, original articles, clinical trials protocols, review articles, short communications, letters to the editor, selected meeting proceedings, editorials and commentaries on all aspects of clinical and translational research, educational, and public health issues in the area of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. JPGN Reports also welcomes novel exploratory hypothesis-generating research, qualitative and quantitative epidemiologic research, studies of novel mechanisms and methodologies including public health interventions, hypothesis-generating small studies, methods papers, and translational research applicable for pediatric pathogenesis and physiology in health and disease.  

As an open access journal, JPGN Reports charges an “Article Processing Fee”, as follows: articles submitted by non-members of NASPGHAN or ESPGHAN, $1,900; submissions from one or more members of NASPGHAN or ESPGHAN, $1.140; Case Reports, Images and Videos, $950 for non-members, $570 for members. These charges will help defray the publication costs of our online, open access journal, and will incentivize participation of society members as co-authors."


Why choose JPGN
  • JPGN is the only journal dedicated to pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition
  • Impact Factor of 2.937; it is valued as one of the top pediatric subspecialty journals
  • Fast-track publication available for select articles of general scientific or public health importance
  • Original manuscripts posted as Publish Ahead of Print (PAP) within 3-5 days of acceptance, and indexed in PubMed within a few days
  • Free color, no page fees
  • 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 promoted on Facebook and Twitter
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Authors should submit their work at

Please consult instructions for authors to guide you in preparing your manuscript

Editorial contacts

Professor Dominique Belli
Department of Paediatric GI
Univesity Hospital Geneva

ESPGHAN Managing Editor
Phyllis Barr
Telephone: 972-52 578 3708

Sandeep Gupta M.D
Professor of Pediatrics Disvision of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Alabama


Become a reviewer

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.

Top Reviewers 2020

We would like to congratulate and thank the folllowing top reviewers for JPGN for 2020

1. Amit Assa
2. Mary S. Fewtrell / Bjorn Fischler / Susan Hill / Richard K Russell
3. Walter Mihatsch
4. Javier Martin de Carpi / Johanna C Escher / Iva Hojsak / Patrick McKiernan  / Eva Doreen Pfister
5. Tim de Meij / Emer Fitzpatrick / Florence Lacaille / Dror S. Shouval
6. Giuseppe Indolfi / Norman Junge / Emanuele Nicastro / James Eugene Squires