Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Midwifery focuses its articles in the field of midwifery, which is the branch of health sciences. The scopes of this journal articles are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Postpartum
  • Newborn care
  • Women's health
  • Reproductive health

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial Information

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Literature Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Publication of articles in Journal of Midwifery is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. JoM acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers. 

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the JoM. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.

Type of peer review

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.

Decision

Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor’s decision is final.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for JoM, but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for JoM include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in related research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for JoM as part of your professional development requirements.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Midwifery is published twice a year in June and December with the number of articles published range from 5-10 articles/issue.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Benefits of open access for the author, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Authors retain copyright to their work
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints

However, works/articles in this journals as are bound to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

Archiving

Journal of Midwifery (JoM) stores back issues and current articles following LOCKSS idea of keeping lots of copies of our items on several servers to keep them safe.

Archives are stored in Universitas Andalas' repository server, the university's Local Content Collection and all of them are digitally submitted to Indonesian National Library's Indonesia OneSearch and periodically harvested by OCLC WorldCat.

Published issues are also sent to LIPI (Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia) the Indonesian Institute of Sciences to be retained in its repository. JoM implements PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) preservation function and has been recorded by the Keepers registry

 

Fees

No fees incurred for article processing, submission, neither reviewing the articles.

However, should authors or other parties need printed/hard copies of the journal, an IDR 200,000/copy should be paid for the printing.

Please send us an email stating your interest in printed copies and receive further details.