The Journal of Perinatal Education

Edited by:
Wendy C. Budin, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE
Editorial board
ISSN (print): 
1058-1243
ISSN (online): 
1548-8519

The Journal of Perinatal Education (JPE) is the leading peer-reviewed journal specifically for childbirth educators. Through evidence-based articles, the JPE advances the knowledge of aspiring and seasoned educators in any setting-independent or private practice, community, hospital, nursing or midwifery school-and informs educators and other health care professionals on research that will improve their practice and their efforts to support natural, safe, and healthy birth.

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Author Resources

The Journal of Perinatal Education provides the following author resources. Please download and carefully read these materials before submitting your manuscript:

Guidelines for Authors (PDF File)
Join Lamaze International (External Link)
Copyright Transfer Form (PDF File)
Photograph Permission Form (PDF File)
Submit a Manuscript (External Link)
Lamaze International Member Free Access to Contents Online (External Link)

 

Writing a Manuscript

The Journal of Perinatal Education (JPE) publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical features to inform childbirth educators and other health-care professionals on research and resources that will improve their practice and their efforts to support natural, safe, and healthy birth.

The journal's content focuses on pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, neonatal care, early parenting, and young family development. In addition to childbirth educators, the JPE's readers include nurses, midwives, physicians, and other professionals involved with perinatal education and maternal-child health care.

We welcome manuscript submissions in the following categories:

  • original or replicated research studies with implications for perinatal education (these typically include an introduction, literature review, methods, results, discussion, and implications for practice);

  • systematic review of the literature providing evidence to support current best practices that promote natural, safe, and healthy birth;

  • examples of exemplary maternal-newborn services or clinical projects that translate best evidence into care practices; current issues or emerging trends that influence care practices for childbearing families and newborns;

  • birth stories and personal experiences of women or families that describe natural, safe, and healthy birth;

  • guest editorials with critical commentary on professional issues or trends influencing maternity care;

  • letters to the editor of 300 words or less, commenting on recent articles published in the journal; and

  • creative submissions such as poetry, photos, and drawings.

 

Submitting a Manuscript

All manuscripts should be submitted online using Editorial Manager.

Before submitting a manuscript, please review JPE's Guidelines for Authors, found under Author Resources in the sidebar.

The Journal of Perinatal Education (JPE) is the leading peer-reviewed journal specifically for childbirth educators. Through evidence-based articles, the JPE advances the knowledge of aspiring and seasoned educators in any setting-independent or private practice, community, hospital, nursing or midwifery school-and informs educators and other health care professionals on research that will improve their practice and their efforts to support natural, safe, and healthy birth.

The JPE also publishes features that provide practical resources and advice health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth. The journal's content focuses on pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period, breastfeeding, neonatal care, early parenting, and young family development. In addition to childbirth educators, the JPE's readers include nurses, midwives, physicians, and other professionals involved with perinatal education and maternal-child health care.

Issues of the JPE are offered as a Lamaze membership benefit and to individual or institutional journal subscribers. Online access is available to all current Lamaze members.

The Journal of Perinatal Education is indexed by Clarivate (formerly Thomson-Reuters), EBSCO (CINAHL), ProQuest, and Cabell’s. The journal also participates in Research4Life.

The Journal of Perinatal Education is the official journal of Lamaze International, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy.

Cheryl Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN
School of Nursing, University of Connecticut

Anne B. Broussard, CNM, DNS, LCCE, FACCE
College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Retired)

Ann Corwin, PhD, MEd, LCCE, FACCE
Childbirth Educator and Parenting Consultant

Raymond De Vries, PhD
Bioethics Program, University of Michigan School of Medicine

Susan Gennaro, RN, DSN, LCCE, FACCE, FAAN
William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College

Maureen Groer, PhD, RN, FAAN
College of Nursing, University of South Florida

Pamela D. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN
College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago

June Horowitz, PhD, RNCS, FAAN
William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College

Linda Mayberry, PhD, RN, FAAN
College of Nursing, New York University

Viola Polomeno, PhD, RN
School of Nursing, University of Ottawa

 

COLUMNISTS

Barbara A. Hotelling, WHNP-BC, CD(DONA), LCCE
Family Medicine Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Judith A. Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE
College of Nursing, Seton Hall University

Nayna C. Philipsen, PhD, JD, RN, LCCE, FACCE, Attorney
Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Coppin State University

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