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NEW: Screening and management of intimate partner violence in pregnancy

Guest Edited by Berihun Dachew and Chiara Ionio

Inequalities in maternal and perinatal outcomes

Guest Edited by Erika M. Edwards and Shuby Puthussery

Machine learning to build predictive models in maternal-fetal medicine

Guest Edited by Tess Cersonsky and Alyssa Hochberg

New Content ItemExperiences of pregnancy, antenatal care, and birth for incarcerated women

Guest Edited by Laura Abbott, Elaine Jefford, and Andrea K. Knittel


Aims and scope

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. The journal welcomes submissions on the biomedical aspects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, labor, maternal health, maternity care, trends and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.8
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.4
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.276
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.057

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 19
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 172

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 7,992,184
    Altmetric mentions: 5,872

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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