Aim and Scope
Perinatal Journal aims to create an interdisciplinary scientific platform where topics related to perinatal medicine are shared and discussed. The journal follows an open access policy by sharing its experiences and all its content with the national and international scientific community free of charge. In this context, the journal publishes articles electronically in the form of original articles, reviews, case reports, letters to the editor, reports, opinions, meeting abstracts and practice guidelines based on clinical research in the field of perinatal medicine.
Perinatal Journal is the official publication of the Perinatal Medicine Foundation. In addition to being an international peer-reviewed journal, it has a rich editorial and advisory board specialized in interdisciplinary fields.
Perinatal Journal covers the following research topics:
• Perinatal Medicine
• Gynecology and Obstetrics
• Pregnancy Care
• Fetal Surgery
• Maternal Medicine
• Fetal Medicine
• Family Planning
• Genetics, Fetal Therapy
• Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART)
Open Access Policy
To promote the development of global open access
to scientific information and research, the journal provides immediate open access to its content.
All published materials will become the sole property of, and will be copyrighted by Perinatal Journal. Therefore, "Acknowledgement of Authorship and Transfer of Copyright Agreement" presented by manuscript submission system should be approved by the authors during the submission process.
The Journal provides copyrights of all published papers (except where otherwise noted) for free use of readers, scientists, and institutions (such as link to the content or permission for its download, distribution, printing, copying, and reproduction in any medium, without any changing and except the commercial purpose), under the terms of CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License
, provided the original work is cited. To get permission for commercial purpose please contact the publisher
Article Processing Fee
No payment is done for manuscripts under the name of copyright or others approved for publishing in Perinatal Journal and no article processing fee is charged.
Perinatal Journal is published three times a year in April, August and December.
Peer Review Process
All manuscripts that are submitted to the Perinatal Journal are first subjected to technical evaluation in terms of conformance to the journal’s manuscript rules and plagiarism at the preliminary evaluation. One of the Editors evaluates whether the manuscripts are within the scope of the journal or not, and when they are not within the scope, the Editor either rejects them directly or sends back to authors to make the papers comply with publication scope and rules.
At the next stage of the evaluation, manuscripts that are within the scope of the journal undergo double-blind peer review. An Editor is assigned for the manuscript to conduct the peer review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two external reviewers who are experts in their fields relevant to the paper and invited by the assigned Editor. These reviewers can be also selected from the members of the Advisory Board. The Editorial Board will assign an external and independent editor to manage the evaluation processes of manuscripts submitted by the Editorial Board members of the journal.
If any revision is required in the manuscripts according to the comments of the reviewers, the Editor assigned to the paper makes sure that the revisions from corresponding author are re-evaluated by reviewers. This Editor is authorized to suggest required corrections and changes upon the comments and suggestions of reviewers, and/or to correct or shorten the text by permission of the corresponding author. In the end, the assigned Editor submits their suggestion of acceptance or rejection for publishing to Editors-in-Chief. If there are any concerns about statistics in reviewer comments, the paper is evaluated by Statistics Editor. If necessary, external statistics experts can be asked for their opinion.
The Editors-in-Chief are the final authority in the decision to publish the manuscript or not. They also have the right to reject a manuscript after authors’ revision. Author(s) should provide additional relevant data, documents, or information upon the editorial request if necessary.
Perinatal Journal advertising policy is consistent with the principles mentioned in the Recommendations on Publication Ethics Policies for Medical Journals which issued by the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). Products or services being advertised in the journal website can only be related to (i) the practice of medicine, (ii) medical education, or (iii) health care delivery. Advertisements are not be related in any way to editorial decision making and displayed separate from the published academic content.
Perinatal Journal is also archived on SCOPUS
Disclaimer of Liability
Perinatal Journal does not officially agree with the ideas of manuscripts published in the journal and does not guarantee for any product or service advertisements in its website.
The content of the articles published in the journal does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the publisher, nor does any mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the publisher. Scientific and legal responsibilities of published articles belong to their author(s). The publisher and publishing house remain neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.
Materials such as pictures, figures, tables etc. sent with manuscripts should be original or if they were published before written approval of copyright holder should be sent with manuscript for publishing together.
Research Ethics Policy
All manuscripts presenting data obtained from studies involving human subjects must include a statement that the written informed consent of the participants was obtained and that the study was approved by an institutional ethics board or an equivalent body. This institutional approval should be submitted with the manuscript. Authors of case reports must submit the written informed consent of the subject(s) of the report or of the patient’s legal representatives for the publication of the manuscript. All studies should be carried out in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, covering the latest revision date. Patient confidentiality must be protected according to the universally accepted guidelines and rules.
Manuscripts reporting the results of experimental studies on animals must include a statement that the study protocol was approved by the animal ethics committee of the institution and that the study was conducted in accordance with the internationally accepted guidelines, including the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights, European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes, Principles of Laboratory Animal Science, and the Handbook for the Care and Utilization of Laboratory Animals.
The authors are strongly requested to send the approval of the ethics committee together with the manuscript. In addition, manuscripts on human and animal studies should describe procedures indicating the steps taken to eliminate pain and suffering.
The authors should also disclose all issues concerning financial relationship, conflicts of interest, and competing interest that may potentially influence the results of the research or scientific judgment. All financial contributions or sponsorship, financial relations, and areas of conflicts of interest should be clearly explained in the relevant step of the submission process, with full assurance that any related document will be submitted to the journal when requested.
All submitted manuscripts are subjected to plagiarism check using iThenticate with the maximum similarity score of 40% at the initial evaluation. The manuscripts detected to have similarity between 10-40% are sent back to the author for content revision. A manuscript containing >40% similarity will be rejected without the review.
The Process for Handling Cases Requiring Corrections, Retractions, and Editorial Expressions of Concern
Errata in published papers may be identified in the form of a corrigendum or erratum when the Editors-in-Chief consider it appropriate to inform the journal readership about a previous error and makes a correction to the error in the published article. The correction will appear as a new article under the Erratum category of the journal, and will cite the original published article.
Retractions are considered and published when there are severe errors in an article that invalidate the conclusions. Retractions are also made in cases where there is evidence of publication malpractice, such as plagiarism, duplicate publication, or unethical research. If a retraction is confirmed it will be handled according to the updated version of COPE Retraction Guidelines, and a retraction note signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the relevant contents list, a link is made to the original article concurrently.
Editorial expressions of concern
Where substantial doubt arises as to the honesty or integrity of a submitted or published article, Editors-in-Chief may consider issuing an expression of concern. However, expressions of concern should only be issued if an investigation into the problems relating to the article has proven inconclusive, and if there remain strong indicators that the concerns are valid. Under some rare cases, an editorial expression of concern may also be issued when an investigation is underway but a judgement will not be available for a considerable time. The expression of concern will be linked back to the published article it relates to.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Perinatal Journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and observes the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement which is based on the recommendations and guidelines for journal editors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
, Council of Science Editors (CSE)
, World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)
and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
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