In the inaugural 1956 issue of the journal, the editor Dr Feđa Fischer Sartorius outlined the journal's vision and objectives saying that the journal will publish original papers on the development, pathology, and health care of children from the prenatal period to their final biological, emotional and social maturity. The journal continues this vision by publishing original research articles, clinical and laboratory observations, case reports and reviews of medical progress in pediatrics and child health. The journal also publishes positions of the Croatian Pediatric Society and Croatian Society of School and University Medicine, commentaries, letters to the Editor, and Supplements. Contributions relevant to pediatrics from the disciplines such as surgery, dentistry, nutrition, psychology, psychiatry, child health services, public health, clinical genetics, basic sciences, education, and sociology are also included.
PAEDIATRIA CROATICA serves as a practical guide for continuing education of pediatricians, but also for authors and readers of other medical professions who diagnose and treat disorders in infants and children.