About the Journal

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Aims and Scope

The Journal of Perinatology provides 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, comments, quality improvement reports, and letters to the editor. Articles published in the Journal of Perinatology 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 Journal’s audience includes all those that participate in perinatal/neonatal care, including, but not limited to neonatologists, perinatologists, perinatal epidemiologists, pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, surgeons, neonatal and perinatal nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, speech and hearing experts, other allied health professionals, as well as subspecialists who participate in patient care including radiologists, laboratory medicine and pathologists.

The Journal of Perinatology accepts topics related to perinatology that have a direct relevance to fetal/and or neonatal care and outcomes. Articles that are primarily of obstetric and/or gynecological interest with little or no direct relevance to neonatal and pediatric care providers are not suitable. 

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. 

Journal Metrics

The 2019 peer review performance metrics for The Journal of Perinatology are shown below:

Average time to decision without external review - 6 days
Average time to decision following external review - 47 days
Average time from submission to acceptance - 112 days
Average time from acceptance to publication - 14 days
Article page views - 694,760
Altmetric mentions - 1,160

The 2019 journal metrics* for The Journal of Perinatology are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor: 1.834
5-year Impact Factor: 2.488
Immediacy index: 0.525
Eigenfactor® score: 0.01142
Article influence score: 0.847
SNIP: 1.110
SJR: 1.001

*2019 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)


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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