Midwifery Matters is a venue for midwives, midwifery students, and other allied professionals to publish their research and writing related to the practice and profession of midwifery, with a focus on the out-of-hospital context. The journal seeks to keep midwives who practice in the home and in freestanding birth centers current on best clinical practices and research, and to serve as a forum for dialogue within the midwifery profession.
Essays and articles
Do you have an essay or article you'd like to publish, an issue you'd like to write about, or an article you'd like to propose? Or are you interested in writing about current topics, assigned and developed in conversation with editorial staff? Consider submitting a piece or a pitch to Midwifery Matters, or taking on an assignment. We are currently seeking manuscript submissions for publication in a range of topics and formats, including feature-length review articles; original research articles; research updates and summaries of current research articles; news and opinion pieces; case reviews; and other essays.
Unsolicited manuscripts are always welcome. Before submitting your manuscript, please review the submission guidelines. Pitches and queries about assignments can be emailed directly to the editor at MMEditor@birthwisemidwifery.edu.
We accept submissions of original artwork and photography for possible use on the cover and throughout the publication. Submissions should be in a digital format (JPEG, PNG, PDF, GIF, TIF), and photographs of identifiable people require a consent form. Before submitting your artwork, please review the submission guidelines.
Manuscripts and artwork should be submitted via email to the editor at MMEditor@birthwisemidwifery.edu. However, before submitting, please review the detailed Author and Artist Instructions and Style Guide, which includes submission requirements.
Submission of articles, completing the peer review process and/or making revision efforts are no guarantee of publication.
Permissions and Consent Forms
Permission Request Form - Complete this form if your submission contains material with a copyright owned by someone other than you, the author. Examples include requests to reprint images, illustrations, or other figures.
Consent for Publication of Identifying Material - Complete this form if your submission depicts a person who could be identified from the information or images contained in your submission. Examples include case review articles, photographs, images, and videos.