Editor(s): Murray, Michelle L.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
The International Journal of Childbirth (IJCB), a quarterly publication of Springer Publishing Company.
The IJCB is listed in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index. The mission of IJCB is to disseminate original research, theoretical insights, case studies, and authoritative opinions that enhance our reader’s evidence-based safe practice in prenatal, antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal care.
Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by a distinguished editorial board. The IJCB encourages the following professions to submit manuscripts: nurses, midwives, obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine physicians, physiologists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, physiotherapists, economists, biologists, pediatricians, neonatologists, maternity service policy makers, health care leaders, health care safety experts, doulas, traditional birth attendants, childbirth educators, and students of maternity care to submit manuscripts that may have an impact on maternal and/or fetal health.
Currently, the IJCB seeks manuscripts on the following topics:
1. Fetal physiology
2. Fetal pathophysiology
3. Fetal anatomy (passenger)
4. Maternal physiology
5. Maternal pathophysiology
6. Maternal pelvic anatomy (passageway)
7. Maternal psychology (psyche)
8. Fetal and maternal safety and liability issues
9. Healthcare system issues
10. Short-term outcomes for mother, baby, or family
11. Long-term outcomes for mother, baby, or family
12. Human rights
13. Ethics related to prenatal, antepartal, intrapartal or postpartal care
14. Maternity care variations across cultures
15. Passenger-passageway issues such as cephalopelvic disproportion
16. Critical-thinking at the bedside
17. Vigilance fatigue and other safety issues
18. Patient perspectives (qualitative research)