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. It is then printed in full in December each year and circulated to all College members and subscribers.
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 CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) database, increasing visibility and access for a global audience.
The Philosphy of the Journal 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
To view the Journal’s Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement, click here.