The Journal is the official publication of the New Zealand College of Midwives and focuses on midwifery issues and women’s health.
The Journal is blind peer-reviewed and uses electronic, article-based publishing to provide free access to all published papers. It is then printed in full in December each year and circulated to all College members.
Readership includes New Zealand and overseas midwives and health professionals, as well as New Zealand consumers with an interest or involvement in pregnancy and childbearing.
The Journal is indexed in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) database, increasing visibility and access for the international audience.
The Journal’s philosophy is:
- to promote women’s health issues as they relate to childbearing women and their families
- to promote the view of childbirth as a normal life event for the majority of women, and the midwifery professional’s role in effecting this
- to provoke discussion of midwifery issues
- to support the development of New Zealand midwifery scholarships
- to support the development and dissemination of New Zealand and international research into midwifery and maternal and child health
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
To view the Journal’s Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement, click here