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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

7 Issues per year

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

Aims and Scope

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

It 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
    Review articles thoroughly examine theoretical and practical aspects of all subdisciplines
  • Original contributions report on new results, particularly from the clinical and experimental areas
  • Short communications ensure rapid publication of new/preliminary results
  • Opinion papers provide statements on themes of topical interest
  • Letters to the editor provide information and different views on controversial topics
  • WAPM-Newsletters inform about the academic, organisational and political aims and objectives of the Association.
  • All contributions submitted for publication are critically reviewed by at least two renowned experts in the field in order to ensure the constant high quality of the journal.

Complimentary Reading:

The new 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.

Submission of Manuscripts

The editors would like to invite submissions for this journal:

  • Publication of color figures is provided free of charge both in online and print editions.
  • Rapid publication times: max 3 weeks from acceptance to online publi-cation
  • Ahead of print online publication for all accepted papers after peer reviewing.
  • All papers accepted after peer reviewing are published online first
  • High quality manuscript processing through Thomson Reuters
    ScholarOne. Manuscript submission in English language at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jpmed
  • For further information please contact jpm.editorial@degruyter.com

Instructions for Authors

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W., Berlin, New York, Doha

Associate Editors:  Bancalari, Eduardo, Miami / Greenough, Anne, London / Genc, Mehmet, New York / Romero, Roberto, Detroit

Related to the Journal of Perinatal Medicine is the new founded journal Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine, starting 2012.

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 http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/crpm.

Back Issues

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(* For periodicals not included in this agreement, please refer to the distribution address provided by the link "Back Issues" on the homepage of the periodical.)

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The author's institute can offer access to the authors’ final, accepted manuscript version of an article from its repository website. Likewise, authors are allowed to post their final, accepted manuscript version on their own personal or laboratory website. In both cases an embargo period of 12 months after online publication in the journal applies. Unless expressly permitted, authors may not post the publisher's version on their own website. However, it is possible to place a link to the published article PDF for purchase.

This permission is restricted to non-commercial institutions only; for the conditions regarding article placement on corporate websites, please contact JPM.editorial@degruyter.com.

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J. W. Dudenhausen, Berlin

Founding Editor

E. Z. Saling, Berlin

Coordinating Editor for the WAPM

F.A. Chervenak, New York


Obstetrics: M. Genc, New York; R. Romero, Detroit

Neonatology: E. Bancalari, Miami; A. Greenough, London

Language Editor: Joeseph Chappelle, New York

Editorial Board

M. Aslam, Boston

R. Bergmann, Berlin

J. F. Bernardes, Porto

G. Bevilacqua, Parma

I. Blickstein, Rehovot

C. Brezinka, Innsbruck

L. Cabero, Barcelona

X. Carbonell-Estrany, Barcelona

J. M. Carrera, Barcelona

V. D’Addario, Bari

G. Dimitrou, Patras

W. Foulon, Brussels

A. Grunebaum, New York

J. Harding, Auckland

R. Hentschel, Freiburg

W. Holzgreve, Basel

I. Kawabata, Gifu

M. J. M. C. Keirse, Adelaide

M. Levene, Leeds

C. J. Lockwood, New Haven

K. Maršál, Lund

J. C. Martinez, Buenos Aires

H. Nishida, Tokyo

Z. Papp, Budapest

R. K. Pooh, Osaka

O. D. Saugstad, Oslo

J. Schenker, Jerusalem

C. Sen, Istanbul

H. P. van Geijn, Amsterdam

K. Vetter, Berlin

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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Genthiner Str. 13

D-10785 Berlin


Tel.: +49 (30) 2600 5245

Fax: +49 (30) 2600 5325

e-mail: JPM.editorial@deGruyter.com

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