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British Journal of Midwifery Club

British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) is a monthly journal for midwives, containing an unrivalled amount of clinical, professional and educational content on areas related to maternity services and women’s health. The journal publishes the most relevant and up-to-date original research, evidence-based papers and clinical reviews, which aim to establish best practice in midwifery.

BJM’s goal is to challenge readers to reflect on and evaluate their own practice. The journal covers the full spectrum of midwifery from antenatal and intrapartum care, to the postpartum period, including issues of neonatal care. Each article is peer reviewed by prominent authorities in the profession , with the journal attracting authors ranging from students and newly qualified midwives to respected midwifery and obstetric practitioners from both clinical and academic fields.

Alongside the peer-reviewed articles, the journal includes comment and opinion pieces focusing on particular areas of practice, which can range from a day in the life of the President of the Royal College of Midwives, to a student’s use of social media to keep ahead of midwifery news or a mother’s view of her experiences of maternity care. The journal also features regular columns looking at legal issues and international news.

BJM’s commitment to editorial quality is underpinned by the guidance from its Editors-in-Chief: Dame Professor Tina Lavender, professor of midwifery at the University of Manchester; and Yana Richens OBE, consultant midwife in public health University College London Hospitals.

BJM is dedicated to supporting midwives’ professional development: it holds free study days across the country each year, as well as an annual conference in London and prestigious awards ceremony.

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