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 About the Society

Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) is the largest and most representative association of Pediatricians in India as compared with other organizations of medical specialties. The Intensive care chapter (ICC) is representing the subspecialty chapter of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics which was founded by the joint efforts of senior Pediatric Intensivists of the country in 1998. The office of the chapter moves along with the Hon. Secretary of the chapter. Journal of Pediatric critical care (JPCC) is the official publication of the chapter. The IAP-Intensive care chapter (IAP-ICC) aims to promote, develop, and exchange scientific knowledge between general pediatricians, pediatric intensivists, and others who are involved in the field of pediatric intensive care. The Chapter organizes conferences, lectures, meetings, seminars, and allied activities for the promotion of pediatric intensive care. It conducts different short certification courses like Essential/Basic and Advanced pediatric critical care courses. It also promotes scientific collaboration of its members for research and prepares guidelines regarding standards for their practice and professional conduct related to pediatric intensive care. It also aims to encourage the advances of the practice of pediatric intensive care by a fellowship training program for pediatricians and nurses and to establish specialized pediatric intensive care training centres in India. The website of IAP-ICC is www.piccindia.com

  About the Journal

Journal of Pediatric critical care, an official publication of IAP-Intensive care chapter (IAP-ICC), is a peer-reviewed, online+ print, bimonthly, international journal devoted to pediatric intensive care in the developing world. The journal was established in 2014. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jpcc.org.in. , which allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The main aim of the journal is to publish research articles, case reports, review articles, editorials related to the field of Pediatric critical care to spread the knowledge amongst pediatricians, intensive care fellows, pediatric intensivists, academicians, and allied health care personnel in the field of Pediatric critical care. It is a very popular journal among the pediatricians and Pediatric Intensivists of the Indian subcontinent. The journal assures four to six weeks of the peer review process and accepted articles are published within two months of acceptance. All process of publishing is free of charge for the authors.

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  Scope of the journal

The journal covers technical and clinical studies related to pediatric critical care. Articles related to critical care with various subspecialties including (but not limited to) pediatric cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, neurology, infectious diseases, life-threatening Pediatric emergencies as well as the latest and emerging technology in diagnosis and therapy of critically ill children are published. Articles with clinical interest and implications are given preference.

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