The European Journal of Midwifery is an open-access and double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal that encompasses all aspects of practice of midwifery, specially focused on midwifery research, support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period.

The aim of the journal is to foster, promote and disseminate research involving midwifery education, clinical practice and ethics in order to midwives provide initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The European Journal of Midwifery includes topics related to health promotion, disease prevention, and individualized wellness education and counseling so as to improve and enhance midwives' knowledge, attitudes, and practices with the aim to improve clinical practice and perinatal outcomes. 

Full Journal Title: European Journal of Midwifery
Abbreviated Title: Eur J Midwifery
ISSN (electronic): 2585-2906
Publisher: EU European Publishing
Publisher Address: Science and Technological Park of Crete, Greece
Editors: See Editorial Board Page
Peer Review: Double Blind
Publication Frequency: Continuous
Publication Medium: Electronic Only
Publication website:
First Year Published: 2017
Article Processing Charges: None for 2017-2018

Affiliated Societies 

  • Hellenic Midwives Association
  • Czech Chamber of Midwives
  • Independent Midwives Association (AMI) of Romania
  • Spanish Association of Midwives
  • Austrian Midwives Association
  • Catalonia Association of Homebirth Midwives (ALPAC)
  • Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV)

How to submit

Online Submission

The European Journal of Midwifery utilizes the online submission system, Editorial System to handle manuscript submission, for the review and editorial decision making processes. The journal use both the pre- and post- production process functionalities of the system to ensure a smooth submission-review- publication process. Editorial System is integrated with CrossRef, CrossCheck, iThenticate, Portico, etc. Submissions received by e-mail will not be considered. 


Receipt of a manuscript is acknowledged via automated email from the online submission system. This included a manuscript tracking number, which should be provided in all correspondence with the editorial office with regards to that manuscript. We kindly request that only the corresponding author be in contact with the editorial office, on behalf of all of the manuscripts authors.


Manuscript Types

The European Journal of Midwifery considers the following types of articles:

Research Papers

Articles reporting research may be full length or brief reports. Papers should generally be a maximum of 4000 words in length, excluding tables, references, and abstract and key points of the article. Research Articles should comprise the following sections:
1. A short introduction which should end with the study’s aims. The introduction should state clearly the objective of the paper as well as the context of the research or analysis
2. A methods section which should describe the study design, setting, participants, measures, variables and statistical analysis performed. This section should also include information on the study’s ethics procedures.
3. A results section, which should describe the study’s main findings and important aspects within the tables.
4. A discussion section, which should include a discussion of the study’s main findings, comparisons with other studies, potential policy implications, the study’s strengths and limitations.
5. A conclusion section, which should be short, concise and based on the results of the current study. Over general conclusions that do not stem from the manuscripts results should be avoided.
6. All manuscripts should include an acknowledgement section, a declaration of competing interests and declaration of funding sources.

Review Papers

Review articles provide a review of the literature, and preferably would be systematic reviews. Such articles should identify trends or gaps in literature, provide new synthesis, and outline future directions. Review manuscripts, should be generally less than 6000 words or less, excluding abstract, tables, figures and references. Reviews should include in the methods section details with regards to data sources used, keywords applied, time restrictions, study types selected and how the data were extracted. Guidelines used for abstracting data and assessing data quality and validity should be noted. Results should be based on the actual review and the discussion may in certain occasions be jointly written with the results section. Conclusions of the review should be specific and stem from the findings.

Short Reports

Short reports are shorter versions of original articles, should not exceed approximately 1500 words, and may include one table or figure.

Study Protocols

This article type can be for proposed or for ongoing research and should contain the background, research hypothesis, rationale a detailed methodology of the study. The SPIRIT 2013 Checklist guidelines ideally should be applied. Study protocols submitted for publication must have received ethics approval. Protocols of randomized trials should follow the CONSORT guidelines and must have a trial registration number, while observational studies should follow STROBE guidelines.

Letters to the editor

Letters intended for publication should be a maximum of 500 words, contain 10 references, and up to one table or figure. These rules apply for research letters, and letters that respond to articles published in the journal. Corrections to published articles are also published as a letter and linked to the corrected version of the article.


Editorials are written by the Editorial Board and may reflect current articles within the European Journal of Midwifery or discuss significant national, European or international initiatives relevant to midwifery or maternal and child health.