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Instructions for Authors:

Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology welcomes reports of original research and creative or critical review articles which make an original contribution. Articles should not currently be submitted for publication elsewhere.

Topics of interest to the journal include psychological, behavioural, cognitive, affective, dynamic, medical, societal and social aspects of: fertility and infertility; menstruation and menopause; pregnancy and childbirth; antenatal preparation; motherhood and fatherhood; early infancy; infant feeding; early parent-child relationships; postnatal psychological disturbance and psychiatric illness; obstetrics and gynaecology including preparation for medical procedures; psychology of women; nursing, midwifery, neonatal care, health visiting, health promotion and health psychology.

The journal also publishes brief reports, comment articles and special issues dealing with innovative and controversial topics. A review section reports on new books and training material.

All submissions should be made online at the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology Manuscript Central site. New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre.

Authors should prepare and upload two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second all document information identifying the author should be removed from files to allow it to be sent anonymously to referees. When uploading files authors will then be able to define the non-anonymous version as “File not for review”.


Dr. O.B.A. van den Akker, Department of Psychology, Middlesex University, Enfield, EN3 4SA

Dr. Margaret Redshaw, Social Scientist, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX3 1LF, UK

Associate North American Editor: John Worobey, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0270, USA

Book Review Editor: Louise Bryant - Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, UK

Contributions should be as concise as possible and should not normally exceed 5000 words or the equivalent lineage including tables and figures. The title should not exceed 50 words. Each paper should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 words.

Papers are refereed anonymously. Criteria for review include, importance of topic, theoretical and practical relevance, contribution to knowledge, quality of research design and effective interpretation of results .

Tables should be typed double spaced on separate pages, or spaced sufficiently to be distinct in the case of small tables. They should be numbered in sequence in arabic numerals and referred to in the text as 'Table 1' etc. Large tables of more than six lines should be titled in order to make the contents comprehensible independently of the text.

Diagrams, graphs, drawings and half-tone illustrations should be on a separate sheet labelled 'Figure. 1' and so forth. Where possible they should be submitted as artwork ready for photographic reproduction, larger than the intended size. Where more than one figure is submitted, they should as far as possible be to the same scale.

References in the text should cite the author's name followed by the date of publication unless there are more than two authors where only the first author's name should be given followed by 'et al.'. References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order by first author, but including all authors, in the following format with titles of articles, books and journals given in full.

Langdridge, D. Sheeran, P. and Connolly, K. (2005) Understanding reasons for parenthood. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 23: 2, 121-133. van den Akker, O.B.A. (2002) The Complete Guide to Infertility: Diagnosis, treatments options. Free Association Books, London.

Redshaw, M First relationships and the growth of love and commitment. (2006) In L. A. Page & McCandlish, R. (eds), The New Midwifery: Science and Sensitivity in Practice. (2nd. Ed., pp 21-48). Philadeplhia: Elsevier.

SI units should be used for all measurements. Imperial measurements may be quoted in brackets. Where studies involve small numbers of subjects, both numbers and percentages of groups should be given.

Authors are advised to avoid sexist sentiments and language, except insofar as these form part of a study.

Manuscripts and correspondence concerning publication of articles will only be kept for 3 years by the Editors.

Page proofs will be sent to the author submitting each article. Correction of typographical errors only will be permitted at this stage. Textual alterations may be charged to authors in exceptional circumstances.

Free article access: Corresponding authors will receive free online access to their article through our website (www.informaworld.com) and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Reprints of articles published in this journal can be purchased through Rightslink® when proofs are received. If you have any queries, please contact our reprints department at reprints@tandf.co.uk

Copyright. It is a condition of the publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication without prior permission from the publisher, Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, provided that acknowledgement is given to the Journal as the original source of publication, and that Taylor & Francis is notified so that our records show that its use is properly authorised.

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