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The Karnataka Paediatric Journal (KPJ) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Paediatrics. The journal is owned by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics Karnataka State Branch and published by the Scientific Scholar.

Aims & Scope

Over 1000 paediatricians are receiving this journal. The main objective is to encourage to publication of the research work of the members and also publish an invited articles related to child health to keep the members informed about the recent advance in prevention, diagnosis and management. Also, activities/ Events of various district branches are also informed to the members.


Our audience includes all the Professionals, Students, Researchers.

Review Process

The Karnataka Paediatric Journal (KPJ) has a highly rigorous double-blinded peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts of interest, affiliations and financial disclosures such that the published content is not biased.

In-house submissions that contain the work of any editorial board member, are not allowed to be reviewed by that editorial board member and all decisions regarding this manuscript are made by an independent editor. In addition, these manuscripts are reviewed by two external reviewers. This is also disclosed in the published manuscript under the section of Conflict of Interest.

Editorial Team

The editorial board comprises a panel of experts in Paediatrics from various countries to provide their expertise and guidance to the Editor-In-Chief in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the journal’s purpose.

About the Editors

Dr. Bhaskar Shenoy
Head, Department of Paediatrics,
Chief, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Division,
Manipal Hospital, 98, HAL Airport Road,
Bangalore – 560 017, India


  • 10 papers in National & International Journals
  • Books on infection control & grand rounds in Paediatrics
  • Member – IAP committee on Rickettsial Fever, KD, Malaria

Special Interest

  • Vaccinology
  • Kawasaki Disease

Dr. Vinod Ratager
Managing Editor
Professor, Dept. of Paediatrics,
Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences,
Hubli – 580021, Karnataka, India

Dr. N K Kalappanavar
Associate Editor
Medical Director, Professor & Head,
Dept. of Paediatrics,
SS Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre,
Davangere – 577005, Karnataka, India

Facts About the Journal

The Karnataka Paediatric Journal (KPJ) is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is semiannual. The Karnataka Paediatric Journal (KPJ) is published in E-Journal format and the journal is also available in print on demand.


A manuscript published in the Karnataka Paediatric Journal (KPJ) can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees. The author retains the copyright of the manuscript and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Google Scholar, CrossRef, ReadCube, National Science Library, Index Copernicus, Scilit, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wang Fung

Journal Ethics

The Karnataka Paediatric Journal (KPJ) is committed to meeting and upholding ethical guidelines at all stages of the publication process. We follow 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 to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit our Ethical Guidelines Section

Plagiarism Policy

We provide plagiarism check software (iThenticate) on the Editor’s and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. The manuscript’s found to have plagiarism is rejected.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our manuscripts are assigned a DOI number from CROSSREF, and we are members of Crossref (

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

Karnataka Paediatric Journal is an open-access journal, and manuscripts published are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0), which allows others to remix, transform, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

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. The Karnataka Paediatric Journal (KPJ) 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.

Subscription Information

The Karnataka Paediatric Journal (KPJ) is a semiannual publication and published manuscripts in the journal can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees.

The journal is published in E-Journal format and the journal is also available in print on demand. Journal also offers a Print-on-Demand subscription –


Imaging Science Today was founded in 2011 by a group of practicing doctors and industry specialists, it changed its name to Scientific Scholar LLC, USA ( All the scientific journal publishing of Imaging Science Today was brought under the umbrella of Scientific Scholar LLC in 2017. Scientific Scholar LLC ( is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports open access publishing models, Subscription and Society based journal models through its peer-review management system – EditorialAssist ( The head office of Scientific Scholar (  is in Rochester, NY, USA and has a subsidiary arm in India.

Scientific Scholar (  owns its Manuscript Management System called EditorialAssist ( This system is very intuitive with a very short learning curve. The overall functionality of this system is based on “DRAG AND DROP”.

The mission of the Scientific Scholar ( is “Share, Learn and Improve”.

Scientific Scholar (  currently publishes many prestigious and indexed journals like the Journal of Clinical Imaging Science (,  Surgical Neurology International (,  CytoJournal ( and many more ( Scientific Scholar ( currently publishes approximately thirty three peer-reviewed journals.