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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

Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

Citation Impact 2023

  • Journal Impact Factor: 2.4
  • 5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.7
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.276
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.026

Speed 2023

  • Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 6
  • Submission to acceptance (median days): 117

Usage 2023

  • Downloads: 766,491
  • Altmetric mentions: 3,557

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Abstracted/indexed in

BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
CINAHL Information System
Combined Cumulative Index to Pediatrics
EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
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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