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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.

Editorial Board Member: / Bancalari, Eduardo / Greenough, Anne / Genc, Mehmet R. / Chervenak, Frank A. / Chappelle, Joseph / Bergmann, Renate L. / Bernardes, J.F. / Bevilacqua, G. / Blickstein, Isaac / Cabero Roura, Luis / Carbonell-Estrany, Xavier / Carrera, Jose M. / D`Addario, Vincenzo / D'Alton, MD, Mary E. / Dimitrou, G. / Grunebaum, Amos / Hentschel, Roland / Köpcke, W. / Kawabata, Ichiro / Keirse, M.J.M.C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Lee, Ben H. / Levene, Malcolm / Lockwood, Charles J. / Marsal, Karel / Makatsariya, Alexander / Nishida, Hiroshi / Ogata, Edward / Papp, Zoltán / Pejaver, Ranjan Kumar / Pooh, Ritsuko K. / Romero, Roberto / Saugstad, Ola D. / Schenker, Joseph G. / Sen, Cihat / Seri, Istvan / Vetter, Klaus / Winn, Hung N. / Young, Bruce K. / Zimmermann, Roland

IMPACT FACTOR 2014: 1.358
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.597

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.731
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.687
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 1.483

Your benefits:
  • New results from the clinical and experimental areas
  • Theoretical and practical aspects of all subdisciplines
  • Fast transfer of knowledge
  • Critical, high quality peer-review

Since 2014 the Journal of Perinatal Medicine is the official journal of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, the New York Perinatal Society and the Society The Fetus as a Patient.

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Perinatal Medicine (JPME) is a truly international forum covering the entire field of perinatal medicine. It is an essential news source for all those obstetricians, neonatologists, perinatologists and allied health professionals who wish to keep abreast of progress in perinatal and related research. Ahead-of-print publishing ensures fastest possible knowledge transfer. The Journal provides statements on themes of topical interest as well as information and different views on controversial topics. It also informs about the academic, organisational and political aims and objectives of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine.

The journal covers the entire field of perinatal medicine, obstetrics and neonatology.

Article formats
Review articles, original articles, short communications, opinion papers, letters to the editor, WAPM-Newsletters

> Information on submission process

Type of Publication:
researchers and health professionals in the field of perinatal and related research

Instructions for Authors

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
  • High quality manuscript processing through ScholarOne Manuscripts®
  • Optional open access publication
  • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing support
Submission process
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper (8-10 weeks for submission to first decision)
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
  • Online publication ahead of print approx. 3-4 weeks after acceptance
Please note
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
  • For further information please contact

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!


Content available since 1973 (Vol. 1 issue 2).

Other publications in the field
The journal Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine provides practitioners in clinical practice with exemplary reports of cases that reveal specific manifestations of diseases, its progress or its treatment.

Continuous readers’ interest and significant relevance of case reports inspired the Editors and Publishers of the Journal of Perinatal Medicine to found this new journal.

The aims & scope of the new journal are very similar to those of JPM; both journals publish interdisciplinary, innovative, evidenced-based and basic science research that is both informative and useful for daily clinical practice, and both journals aim to be beneficial for future challenges.

The editors would like to invite submissions for this journal at

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J. W. Dudenhausen, Berlin

Founding Editor
E. Z. Saling, Berlin

Coordinating Editor for the WAPM
F.A. Chervenak, New York

Coordinating Editor for the IAPM
A. Kurjak, Zagreb

Obstetrics: M. Genc, New York; A. Grunebaum, New York; Joeseph Chappelle, New York; R. Romero, Detroit
Neonatology: E. Bancalari, Miami; A. Greenough, London

Editorial Board
R. Bergmann, Berlin
J. F. Bernardes, Porto
I. Blickstein, Rehovot
L. Cabero, Barcelona
X. Carbonell-Estrany, Barcelona
J. M. Carrera, Barcelona
V. D’Addario, Bari
M. E. D’Alton, New York
R. Hentschel, Freiburg
W. Holzgreve, Basel
M. J. M. C. Keirse, Adelaide
B. Lee, Doha
M. Levene, Leeds
C. J. Lockwood, New Haven
K. Maršál, Lund
J. C. Martinez, Buenos Aires
E. Ogata, Chicago
Z. Papp, Budapest
R.K. Pejaver, Bangalore
R. K. Pooh, Osaka
O. D. Saugstad, Oslo
J. Schenker, Jerusalem
C. Sen, Istanbul
I. Seri, Doha
A. Thomas, Berlin
K. Vetter, Berlin
H.N. Winn, Columbia
B. K. Young, New York
R. Zimmermann, Zurich

Statistical Advice
W. Köpcke, Münster

Ethical Advice
F.A. Chervenak, New York

Managing Editor
Ingrid Grünberg
Journal of Perinatal Medicine
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