Focus and Scope

Aims of Journal of Midwifery (JoM):

The Journal of Midwifery (JoM) is committed to advancing the field of midwifery by providing a platform for the dissemination of groundbreaking research and innovative practices. It seeks to enrich the knowledge base, improve clinical and educational methodologies, and contribute to better outcomes for mothers, newborns, and their families. JoM aspires to be a beacon of knowledge, illuminating the latest developments and best practices in midwifery care while also promoting women's overall well-being and reproductive rights.

Scope of Journal of Midwifery (JoM):

JoM's scope encapsulates the comprehensive spectrum of midwifery. It delves into the sacred realm of pregnancy, exploring the myriad factors that shape this transformative period. The intricate dynamics of childbirth, from its challenges to its triumphs, are thoroughly explored. The postpartum phase, a pivotal time of healing and bonding, garners in-depth attention, emphasizing the nuances of care essential for both mother and infant. The journal also underscores the importance of newborn care, ensuring the healthiest life onset. Beyond these specific stages, JoM extends its gaze to broader themes, such as the holistic domain of women's health, spanning the lifecycle from youth to menopause. Additionally, reproductive health, a foundational pillar of women's wellness, remains a central focus, encompassing critical areas like family planning and reproductive rights.

JoM is classified under the ASJC code "2919 - Midwifery." The All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) system categorizes journals into specific subject areas to aid in academic journals' systematic indexing and searchability. The "2919 - Midwifery" classification signifies JoM's specialized focus on midwifery and its associated domains. This classification ensures that researchers, academics, and professionals can easily locate and access JoM when seeking out leading scholarly work in the field of midwifery.

The Journal of Midwifery (JoM) is dedicated to advancing the holistic realm of midwifery, encompassing sexual and reproductive health, neonatal care, women’s empowerment, and reproductive rights. In doing so, JoM's scope resonates profoundly with the principles and targets set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The journal’s alignment with these global aspirations includes:

  • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

    • 3.1: JoM focuses on initiatives and research aimed at reducing maternal mortality ratios globally.
    • 3.2: The journal addresses strategies to prevent the deaths of newborns and children under the age of five.
    • 3.7: JoM emphasizes the importance of universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services, incorporating family planning, and the integration of reproductive health in broader health strategies.
  • SDG 4: Quality Education

    • 4.7: JoM contributes to ensuring that all learners acquire knowledge and skills that emphasize sustainable development, gender equality, human rights, peace, and global citizenship.
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality

    • 5.1: The journal champions research and practices that seek to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls.
    • 5.6: JoM underscores the importance of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in line with global agreements.
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

    • 10.2: The journal propels research and practices that promote the inclusion of all, regardless of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or other statuses.
  • SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

    • 16.9: In its emphasis on neonatal care, JoM supports the importance of legal identity for all, highlighting the significance of birth registration and its implications for health and societal services.

By anchoring its focus and scope in these SDGs and the ASJC classification, JoM plays a pivotal role in shaping and influencing midwifery practices, education, and policies that align with global sustainable development imperatives and academic standards.