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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to Studies in the Maternal are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to two or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.

Studies in the Maternal operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around six weeks. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

Based on the reviewer reports the editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, who are supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.

Section Policies

Position Piece

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Round Table

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Creative Writing

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Visual Work

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

In Conversation

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book and Exhibition Reviews

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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