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The following Article Collections/ Thematic Series are currently open for submissions:

Abortion: accessibility and safety

Dove Medical Press is pleased to invite you to submit your research to an upcoming Thematic Series on “Abortion: accessibility and safety”, edited by Editor-in-Chief Professor Elie D Al-Chaer in the International Journal of Women's Health.

Upon submission, please use the promo code ROEVK for 20% off the advertised article processing charge and indicate that your manuscript will be considered for the Thematic Series of “Abortion: accessibility and safety”. The deadline for manuscripts is the 15th of September 2022.

For any enquiries, please email Darcy Hodge, Commissioning Editor at [email protected]

About the Thematic Series

When a pregnancy is unintended or no longer viable, the decisions that follow are heavy and upsetting. Ensuring that abortions are equally accessible globally is one aspect of abortion that can make the decision easier. This Thematic Series will investigate how modern healthcare approaches abortion and the external factors influencing the accessibility and safety of these services. Health economic impacts, incidence rates in nations where it legal and those where it is not, accessibility of different types of abortion and related laws will be assessed in relation to an individual’s health.

However, the story does not end once there is access to abortion services. This series will also explore the safety of current prescriptions, the likelihood of complications, psychological responses and the very real dangers of illegal or self-managed abortions. In a time where these services have become contentious once more, the need to assess abortion-related mortality to guarantee optimum safety is crucial. Researching or reviewing the management or treatment of these consequences has an important role in improving services.

Recent years have also seen abortion services witness change, with the rise of telemedicine and virtual appointments. The series will leave no stone unturned as the efficacy of telehealth in this context will be assessed. Moreover, the specific implementation of virtual abortions will also be explored. Following the conclusions made by the virtual series, it is hoped that a clearer picture on abortion services post-COVID will be sought to provide safe, accessible services to all.

The journal is seeking original submissions and review articles on the following topics related to abortion:
• Accessibility of abortions globally and nationally
• Impacts of abortion services on health economics
• Incidence rates of medical or surgical procedures dependent on legality
• Biological law on abortion rights and barriers to accessibility
• Safety and efficacy of medical abortions and current medications
• Risk factors affecting the likelihood of complications
• Psychological responses to abortion and subsequent treatment
• Dangers of illegal and self-managed abortions
• Improving the rates of illegal or self-managed procedures with advanced family planning
• Abortion-related mortality
• Telemedicine appointments for abortion services
• Value of digital health resources (e.g., Electronic Health Records) for virtual abortions
• Societal attitudes and outcomes through virtual abortion services
• Future directions for abortion services post-COVID

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Window to the womb: amniotic fluid volume and postnatal outcomes

Dove Medical Press is pleased to invite you to submit your research to an upcoming Thematic Series on “Window to the womb: amniotic fluid volume and postnatal outcomes”, edited by Editor-in-Chief Professor Elie D Al-Chaer in the International Journal of Women's Health.

Upon submission, please use the promo code REXVM for 20% off the advertised article processing charge and indicate that your manuscript will be considered for the Thematic Series of “Window to the womb: amniotic fluid volume and postnatal outcomes”. The deadline for manuscripts is the 15th of September 2022.

For any enquiries, please email Darcy Hodge, Commissioning Editor at [email protected]

About the Thematic Series

Modern healthcare initiatives have provided a wealth of new healthcare technologies to obstetricians and gynecologists. In particular, the use of amniotic fluid volume to assess postnatal outcomes for both parent and child has risen in recent times. This Thematic Series intends to assess the use of amniotic fluid volume, best practices within this technology, comparisons to other methods and gaps in the technology to be improved upon. In turn, providing further benefit to clinicians and their patients during pregnancy.

This series is not limited to postnatal outcomes of the neonate alone, as amniotic fluid volume is also important in maternal conditions, such as gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia. Research has highlighted the benefit of volume readings to clarify the efficacy and safety of treatment for these maternal conditions. Moreover, measurements of amniotic fluid volume allow for cross comparisons between volume, maternal health and postnatal outcomes.

It is crucial for the neonate, however, that amniotic fluid volumes are sufficient or otherwise controlled for. It is hoped that the series will explore the differences in amniotic fluid volume on postnatal outcomes in singleton and multifetal pregnancies, as well as other high-risk pregnancies. All of this information can feed into neonate outcomes, both prior to birth with a biophysical profile, as well as after birth, including conditions such as low birth weight or pulmonary hypoplasia. This vital methodology can ensure parents and their children have the best start in life, beginning during their development over the course of pregnancy.

The journal is seeking original submissions and review articles on the following topics related to amniotic fluid volume:

• Best practices in amniotic fluid volume measurements and equipment
• Comparisons between amniotic fluid volume to alternative methodologies
• Avenues for improvement in amniotic fluid volume
• Maternal conditions and their impact on amniotic fluid volume
• The effect of treatments on amniotic fluid volume and efficacy assessments
• Relationships between amniotic fluid volume, maternal health and postnatal outcomes
• Amniotic fluid volume variance in singleton, multifetal, or other high-risk pregnancies
• Benefit of assessments during pregnancy to understand biophysical profile of neonates
• Links between amniotic fluid volume and neonate outcomes at birth

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Call For Papers

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Elie D Al-Chaer


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What is the advantage to you of publishing in the International Journal of Women's Health?

  • It is an open access journal which means that your paper is available to anyone in the world to download for free directly from the Dove website.
  • Although the International Journal of Women's Health receives many papers, unlike many traditional journals, your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space. We are an electronic journal and there are no limits on the number or size of the papers we can publish.
  • The time from submission to a decision being made on a paper can, in many journals, take some months and this is very frustrating for authors. The International Journal of Women's Health has a quicker turnaround time than this. Generally peer review is complete within 3-4 weeks and the editor’s decision within 2-14 days of this. It is therefore very rare to have to wait more than 6 weeks for first editorial decision.
  • Many authors have found that our peer reviewer’s comments substantially add to their final papers.

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Dr Elie D. Al-Chaer
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Women's Health

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