The Journal was begun by the Society in 1983, and is now the major source of published material on the psychological aspects of human reproduction. The Journal reports and reviews outstanding research on psychological, behavioural, medical and social aspects of human reproduction, pregnancy and infancy.
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. For further information on submitting to the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, please view the journal's Instructions for Authors
Members of SRIP receive a subscription to the Journal as part of their membership.
The journal is edited by SRIP members, on a rotational basis.
The current editor is:
- Dr Maggie Redshaw, Social Scientist, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford
- Prof Fiona Alderdice, Chair in Perinatal Health and Well-being, Director of Research. School of Nursing and Midwifery. Queens University Belfast
- North America: Professor John Worobey, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers State University.
- United Kingdom: Dr James Newham, Institute of Health and Society. Newcastle University, Newcastle
Book review editor:
- Dr Zoe Darwin: The University of York
The journal is published by Taylor and Francis Publishing Company, who also have a webpage devoted to SRIP.
Changes to instructions to authors (October 2010)
Contributions should be as concise as possible and should not normally exceed 3500 words excluding references (2500 words for short reports) with a limited number of tables or figures (not exceeding 6 in number). Any figures should be in black, white and grey tones. The title should not exceed 15 words and the references should be no more than 50 in number. Each paper should be accompanied by a structured abstract (Objective, Background, Methods (to include design and participants), Results, and Conclusion, with a total length of no more than 250 words.
Papers are refereed anonymously. Criteria for review include: importance of topic, theoretical and practical relevance, contribution to knowledge, quality of research design, appropriate analysis and effective interpretation of results.