Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine



16, 4 issues

Latest issue

17:1 online 05 March 2024

Next issue

17:2 scheduled for June 2024

Back volumes

From volume 1, 2008

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Aims & Scope

The aim of the Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is to strengthen research and education of the neonatal community on the optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being of infants through high quality publications on neonatal-perinatal medicine and to provide examples of best practices in order to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of infants’ healthcare worldwide. The vision for the journal is to be ‘The Reference Journal’ in the field of neonatology.

Examples of acceptable articles for the journal are:
- Clinical trials on infants at neonatal age
- Basic science research related to neonates
- Meta-analyses on best practices and outcomes
- Neuro-developmental and long-term outcomes of at-risk infants
- International practice improvements
- Evidence on current practices in neonatal care

Acceptable articles will be only those that relate to -and impact- current debates and practices in neonatal care.

Editorial Board


Hany Z Aly, MD, MSHS
Cleveland Clinc Children's Hospital
Cleveland, OH, USA

Editorial Manager

Vanishree Nandakumar, MD, MSHS
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Cleveland, OH, USA

Editorial Board

Johannes N. Van Den Anker, MD
Children's National Health System
Washington, DC, USA

Mir A. Basir, MD
Milwaukee Hospital-Children's Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Huseyin Casken, MD
Necmettin Erbakan University
Konya, Turkey

Praveen Chandrasekharan, MD
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, USA

Marina Cuttini, MD
Clinical Care and Management Innovation Research Area, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital
Rome, Italy

Steven M. Donn, MD
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Mohamed El-Dib, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA

Walid El-Naggar, MD
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nicholas Evans, MD
Central Clinical School
Cambridge, United Kingdom

T.F. Fok, MD    
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Roland H. Hentschel, MD
University Medical Center Freiburg
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Erik Jensen, MD, MSCE
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Mohamed Khashaba, MD
Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine
Mansoura, Egypt 

Mohammad Khorshid, MD
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Sashi Kona, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Houston, TX, USA

Satoshi Kusuda, MD
Tokyo Women's Medical University
Tokyo, Japan

Naomi Tricot Laventhal, MD
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Akhil Maheshwari, MD
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center  
Baltimore, MD, USA

Paolo Manzoni, MD    
S.Anna Hospital
Torino, Italy

Richard Martin, MD
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA

Craig Nankervis, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH, USA

Donald M. Null, Jr, MD
University of California
Davis, CA, USA

Mohan Pammi, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA

Richard Polin, MD
Columbia Unviersity Irving Medical Center
New York, NY, USA

Heike Rabe, MD
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Brighton, United Kingdom

Thomas Michael Raffay, MD
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA

Karl T.M. Schneider, MD
Technical University of Munich 
München, Germany

Prem Shekhawat, MD
MetroHealth Medical Center, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital
Marion, OH, USA

Augusto Sola, MD
Providence St. Joseph Health - Masimo Wellness Center 
Orange, CA, USA

Po N. Tsao, MD
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei City, Taiwan 

Pia Wintermark, MD    
Montreal Children's Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Marla R. Wolfson, MD
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Publication costs
The Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine does not charge a publication fee.


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Open Access

By default, articles published in the Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.

Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1500 / US$ 1500 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 2150 / US$ 2150 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.

Green open access
Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.

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This journal deposits all open access articles in PubMedCentral (PMC) as part of the IOS Press Open Library. If an author chooses to publish their paper with open access then the publisher will deposit the article in PMC upon publication.

Peer Review Policy

The Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a double-blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is not known to the reviewers and the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.

After automatic plagiarism screening through iThenticate, all submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be because the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.

Papers deemed suitable to the journal will be forwarded to two reviewers. Reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s). The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.

Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:

  • Significance to field
  • Relevance to journal
  • Methodology
  • Data analysis
  • Literature review
  • Writing style/clarity

Based on the received reviews the Editor-in-Chief will write a decision letter:

  1. Accept
  2. Minor revisions required
  3. Major revisions required
  4. Revise and resubmit
  5. Reject

They mean the following:

  1. The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
  2. The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editor-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  3. The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision addressing all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a full second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
  4. In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases. The resubmitted manuscript will be considered as a new submission.
  5. The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
    Authors are notified by the Editor-in-Chief, whose decision is final.

In-house submissions are subjected to the peer review process described above. Co-authors who are also members of the Editorial Board are not involved in any way with the peer review process of articles of their (co-)authorship.

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Serum pentraxin 3 levels in term neonates with persistent pulmonary hypertension
Z.F. Oshaiba, A.E.A. Asal, E.N.A. Mansour, O.H. Abd Elaziz, A.A.A. Nasr

Standardization of urinary tract infection diagnosis in the neonatal ICU: Experience at a tertiary care center
M. Hasan, B. Krasity, S. Uppuluri, P. Prazad

Oral feeding trajectories and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 12 and 24 month follow-up for preterm infants
A. Gong, L.J. Dietrich, J. Gelfond, C.L. Blanco

Rapid cycle deliberate practice improves resident performance during ELBW resuscitation
T. Sawyer, B.R. Hadfield, A.G. Moreira, R. Farner, M.M. Vasquez

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