About the Journal

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Aims and scope

The Journal of Perinatology provides all members of the perinatal/neonatal healthcare team with original information pertinent to improving maternal/fetal and neonatal care. We publish peer-reviewed clinical research articles, state-of-the-art reviews relevant to clinical management, commentaries, quality improvement reports and letters to the editor. These articles embrace the full scope of the specialty, including clinical, professional, political, administrative and educational aspects. The Journal also explores legal and ethical issues, neonatal technology and product development. The audience includes all those that participate in perinatal/neonatal care, including: neonatologists, perinatologists, pediatricians, neonatal and perinatal nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers and nutritionists, etc.

Journal of Perinatology is the official journal of the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics. It is also the official publication of the National Perinatal Association of the United States. 

Impact factor

2017 Impact Factor 2.183*

44/124 Pediatrics
36/82 Obstetrics & Gynecology

*2017 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

Abstracted/indexed in

BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
CINAHL Information System
Combined Cumulative Index to Pediatrics
EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
Medline/Index Medicus


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Journal of Perinatology is 0743-8346, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1476-5543.


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