Top Cited Articles

We are delighted that the 2017 impact factor for Archives of Disease in Childhood is 3.258 (Journal Citation Reports (c) Clarivate Analytics), ranking twelfth in the Pediatrics category. This is a testament to the vision and hard work of the editorial team team to serve the international research community by publishing the very best papers in paediatrics.

To mark this achievement we list below some of the most highly-cited articles from 2017 and 2018. Many of these articles are open access; we have made any not open access free to read until the end of June.

An alternative sensor-based method for glucose monitoring in children and young people with diabetes
Edge J, Acerini C, Campbell F, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2016-311530

Early and long-term outcome of infants born extremely preterm
Johnson S, Marlow N
10.1136/archdischild-2015-309581

The UK Paediatric Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Register: preliminary data
Ramaswami U, Cooper J, Humphries SE
10.1136/archdischild-2015-308570

Developing a paediatric drug formulary for the Netherlands
van der Zanden TM, de Wildt SN, Liem Y on behalf of the Dutch Paediatric Pharmacotherapy Expertise Network NKFK (Nederlands Kenniscentrum voor Farmacotherapie bij Kinderen), et al
10.1136/archdischild-2016-311674

Epidemiology of blindness in children
Solebo AL, Teoh L, Rahi J
10.1136/archdischild-2016-310532

Is physiological glucocorticoid replacement important in children?
Porter J, Blair J, Ross RJ
10.1136/archdischild-2015-309538

Non-specific effects of vaccines: plausible and potentially important, but implications uncertain
Pollard AJ, Finn A, Curtis N
10.1136/archdischild-2015-310282

Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome in childhood: incidence, clinical profile and risk factors in a national prospective population-based cohort study
Matthews Y, Dean F, Lim MJ, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2016-312238

An increase in accident and emergency presentations for adverse events following immunisation after introduction of the group B meningococcal vaccine: an observational study
Nainani V, Galal U, Buttery J, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2017-312941

‘I have to live with the decisions I make’: laying a foundation for decision making for children with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses
Bluebond-Langner M, Hargrave D, Henderson EM, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2015-310345

Acute otitis media guidelines in selected developed and developing countries: uniformity and diversity
Ovnat Tamir S, Shemesh S, Oron Y, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2016-310729

Psychological maladjustment and quality of life in adolescents with constipation
Ranasinghe N, Devanarayana NM, Benninga MA, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2016-310694

Outcomes of infants born near term
Gill JV, Boyle EM
10.1136/archdischild-2015-309584

Quality of life among children with spina bifida in Uganda
Sims-Williams HJ, Sims-Williams HP, Mbabazi Kabachelor E, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2016-312307

Evaluation of newborn sickle cell screening programme in England: 2010-2016
Streetly A, Sisodia R, Dick M, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2017-313213

Abusive head trauma and the triad: a critique on behalf of RCPCH of ‘Traumatic shaking: the role of the triad in medical investigations of suspected traumatic shaking’
Debelle GD, Maguire S, Watts P On behalf of the Child Protection Standing Committee, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2017-313855

Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV): recent effectiveness results from the USA and implications for LAIV programmes elsewhere
Pebody R, McMenamin J, Nohynek H
10.1136/archdischild-2016-312165

Cognitive trajectories from infancy to early adulthood following birth before 26 weeks of gestation: a prospective, population-based cohort study
Linsell L, Johnson S, Wolke D, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2017-313414

Treatment and management of children with haemolytic uraemic syndrome
Walsh PR, Johnson S
10.1136/archdischild-2016-311377

A qualitative feasibility study to inform a randomised controlled trial of fluid bolus therapy in septic shock
O’Hara CB, Canter RR, Mouncey PR, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2016-312515

Diagnostic delay in Canadian children with inflammatory bowel disease is more common in Crohn’s disease and associated with decreased height
Ricciuto A, Fish JR, Tomalty DE, et al
10.1136/archdischild-2017-313060