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New Content ItemNEW: Detecting and treating substance use disorder in pregnancy

Guest Edited by Carmen Amezcua Prieto and Xiaozhong Wen

New Content ItemEffects of maternal infection and inflammation on maternal-fetal outcomes

Guest Edited by Kazumichi Fujioka and Hakan Gölbaşı

New Content ItemDigital tools for maternal health and wellness

Guest Edited by Theoneste Nkurunziza and Renato Souza

Effects of climate change on obstetrics and perinatal medicine

Guest Edited by Jewel Gausman and Ambrogio P. Londero


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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.523 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.034 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    29 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    175 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    14,385 Altmetric mentions 

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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