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Information for authors, news and resources. Evidence Based Midwifery 14(3): 107

30 September, 2016

Information for authors, news and resources. Evidence Based Midwifery 14(3): 107

Evidence Based Midwifery is published quarterly and aims to promote the dissemination, implementation and evaluation of midwifery evidence at local, national and international levels.

Information for authors

Evidence Based Midwifery is published quarterly and aims to promote the dissemination, implementation and evaluation of midwifery evidence at local, national and international levels. Papers on qualitative research, quantitative research, philosophical research, action research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses of qualitative or quantitative data are welcome. Papers of no longer than 5000 words in length, including references, should be sent to: rob@midwives.co.uk in MS Word, and receipt will be acknowledged. Suitable papers are subject to double-blinded peer review of academic rigour, quality and relevance. Subject area and/or methodology experts provide structured critical reviews that are forwarded to authors with editorial comments. Expert opinion on matters such as statistical accuracy, professional relevance or legal ramifications may also be sought. Major changes are agreed with authors, but editors reserve the right to make modifications in accordance with house style and demands for space and layout. Authors should refer to further guidance (RCM, 2007; Sinclair and Ratnaike, 2007). Authorship must be attributed fully and fairly, along with funding sources, commercial affiliations and due acknowledgements. Papers that are not original or that have been submitted elsewhere cannot be considered. Authors transfer copyright of their paper to the RCM, effective on acceptance for publication and covering exclusive and unlimited rights to reproduce and distribute it in any form. Papers should be preceded by a structured abstract and key words. Figures and tables must be cited in the text, and authors must obtain approval for and credit reproduction or modification of others’ material. Artwork on paper is submitted at the owner’s risk and the publisher accepts no liability for loss or damage while in possession of the material. All work referred to in the manuscript should be fully cited using the Harvard system of referencing. All sources must be published or publicly accessible.

References
RCM. (2007) Guidelines for authors. Evidence Based Midwifery 5(1): 35.
Sinclair M, Ratnaike D. (2007) Writing for Evidence Based Midwifery
Evidence Based Midwifery 5(2): 66-70.

News and resources

Training fellowship and entry-level scholarship open
The Iolanthe Midwives Awards 2017 are set to open for entries in November. The awards are only open to midwives and student midwives. The winners for 2016 were announced at a ceremony in central London in September and were selected from more than 100 applicants – the most entries the trust has ever received. Sheena Byrom, chair of the trustees, said: ‘We debated vigorously over the choice of award winners from so many excellent and deserving projects. The topics reflected concerns like maternal mental health, women affected by poor diet and nutrition, decisions on birth setting and strategies to reduce intervention in birth.’ For more information and details on how to apply, visit iolanthe.org/iolanthe_awards.cfm

Award winners announced
The midwives who were successful in applying for research grants from Wellbeing of Women have been named. The awards are held in association with the RCM and the successful midwives are Tracey Mills, Lucy November and Lisa Follows. Tracey, from Manchester University, and Lucy, from King’s College London, won the International Fellowship Award. Lisa, from Birmingham University, won the Entry Level Scholarship. Wellbeing of Women invests in special research projects and allocates funds towards the training of specialist midwives and doctors. For more information and details about applying for the 2017 awards, visit wellbeingofwomen.org.uk

Apply to research for patient benefit programme

The programme for the International Confederation of Midwives congress is set to be revealed in the coming weeks. Abstracts have now been evaluated for the 31st Triennial Congress, which is due to take place in Toronto, Canada on 18 to 22 June next year. The theme for the congress is ‘Midwives – making a difference in the world’. Over 4000 midwives are expected to attend the event and more than 1500 from 80 countries have already signed up. For more information and to book to attend, visit midwives2017.org

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