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New Zealand College of Midwives Journal

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The Journal is the official publication of the New Zealand College of Midwives and is aimed at both a national and international audience. It focuses on research about midwifery issues and women’s health, within a continuity of midwifery care framework.

The Journal is double-blind peer reviewed and uses electronic, article-based publishing to provide open access to all papers as they are published. Each issue encompasses a calendar year and is published online in full, once it has been completed. Journal papers are also disseminated to College members.

Readership includes midwives, student midwives, midwifery managers and educators, allied health professionals and consumers with an interest in pregnancy and childbearing.

The Journal informs policy and practice and contributes to the education of midwives.

It is indexed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature database (CINAHL) and from 2021 in Scopus, increasing visibility and access for a global audience.


The Philosophy of the Journal is:

  • to promote wāhine/women’s health issues as they relate to childbearing wāhine and their whānau/families
  • to promote the view of childbirth as a normal life event for the majority of wāhine, and the midwifery professional’s role in effecting this
  • to provoke discussion of midwifery issues
  • to support the development of Aotearoa New Zealand midwifery scholarships
  • to support the development and dissemination of Aotearoa New Zealand and international research into midwifery and maternal and child health

Ethical considerations

To view the Journal’s Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement, click here.


ISSN: 1178-3893 (online)
ISSN: 0114-7870 (print)
The views and opinions expressed in the Journal are not necessarily those of the New Zealand College of Midwives.