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Disparities in access to sexual and reproductive health services

Guest Edited by Khurshed Alam, Leonardo Chavane, Sutapa Neogi, and Kath Peters

Quality improvement in maternal and reproductive health services

Guest Edited by Erika M. Edwards, Celia Karp, and Hannah Tappis

Screening and Management of Food Insecurity in Pregnancy

Guest Edited by Kingsley Agho and Paige van der Pligt

We are recruiting new Editorial Board members

We are now recruiting Associate Editors for our Editorial Board to join our team of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of pregnancy and childbirth.

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Aims and scope

BMC Pregnancy & 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
    3.105 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.853 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.518 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.960 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    Speed
    41 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    64 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    7,560,102 Downloads (2021)
    4,644 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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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