Access Evidence Based Midwifery Journal
Evidence Based Midwifery (EBM) is published quarterly and aims to promote the dissemination, implementation and evaluation of midwifery evidence at local, national and international levels. RCM members can access the online version of EBM as a member benefit.
RCM members can use their website log in details to access EBM. If you would like to read EBM online and are not a member you can subscribe to EBM online here.
Submit an article to be considered for EBM
You can submit an article to be considered for EBM. Papers on qualitative research, quantitative research, philosophical research, action research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses of qualitative or quantitative data are welcome. All authors are encouraged to discuss their research paper with peers or editorial staff with regard to issues of importance to the local, national and international readership. All suitable papers submitted to EBM are subject to double-blinded peer review to assess their academic rigour, quality and relevance to the overall aim of the journal.
Guidelines for EBM authors
How to submit papers to Evidence Based Midwifery.
Evidence Based Midwifery cannot consider papers that are not original or have been submitted elsewhere, and the exclusive right to the manuscript should be set out in an accompanying statement. The author(s) transfer(s) the copyright of her or their paper to the RCM, effective if and when the paper is accepted for publication. A copyright form will be sent to each author prior to this. The copyright covers the exclusive and unlimited rights to reproduce and distribute the paper in any form of reproduction. All manuscripts should conform to the Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, 1997).
All work referred to in the manuscript should be fully cited using the Harvard system of referencing. The reference list should be in alphabetical and chronological order using the first author’s name. All references cited must have been previously published or publicly accessible. All references in the text should be cited from primary sources and should include the authors’ names and date of publication in date order. Where there are three or more authors, the first author’s name followed by ‘et al’ is acceptable in the text, e.g. (Smith et al, 2002), but all authors must be cited in the reference list. Page numbers should be included in the text for all quotations, e.g. (Jones, 2002: 45). Reference to a journal article should include the author’s surname and initials, date of publication, title of the paper, name of the journal, volume and issue number and its first and last page numbers, e.g. Symon A. (2003) Including men in antenatal education: evaluating innovative practice. Evidence Based Midwifery 1(1): 12-9. Reference to a book should include the author, date of publication, title, publisher and town of publication, e.g. Smith A, Jones B. (1989) Evidence Based Medicine. BMJ Publishing Group: London. Chapters in edited books should include the additional detail of chapter title, e.g. Brown C. (1993) Best practice: In: Smith A, Jones B. (Eds.). Evidence-Based Health Care. Elsevier Science: The Netherlands.
On publication, ten print editions of the journal will be supplied to the corresponding authors of each paper, as will an electronic version.
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