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The PPPJ will publish findings from the cutting edge of the rapidly growing science of Pre and Peri-Natal Psychology. The Journal is the first periodical dedicated to the in-depth exploration of the psychological dimension of human reproduction and pregnancy and the mental and emotional development of the unborn and newborn child. It is intended to provide a forum for the many disciplines involved such as obstetrics, midwifery, nursing, perinatalogy, pediatrics, pre-natal preparation, psychology, psychiatry, law, and ethology. We shall also deal with the numerous ethical and legal dilemmas that are emerging as society reevaluates its attitudes to adoption and abortion or strives towards establishing moral positions to high tech obstetrics and third party conceptions.

We are particularly interested in publishing basic science, theoretical, clinical, and research papers on the following subjects:

* psychological factors that affect conception, pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period;

* the reciprocal mechanisms of interaction between the pregnant mother and her unborn child and the mother and her newborn;

* the influence of the family, society, and the environment on the pregnant mother and her unborn child;

* the institutions of measures that will improve the emotional well being of mothers and newborns;

* the psychological effects of medical technology during conception, pregnancy, labor and delivery on all parties concerned;

* methods of prevention and resolution of pre and peri-natal traumas;

* interfaces between Pre and Peri-Natal Psychology and ethics, religion, philosophy, anthropology, and the law.


Manuscripts should be sent to the editor. PPPANA JOURNAL accepts only original material which is not under consideration by any other publication and which may not be reprinted without consent of both the author and the editor. The editor reserves the right to edit manuscripts for length, clarity, and conformity with the journal's style. Articles should by typed double-spaced, and the author should retain one copy, sending three to the editor. American spelling should be used. A title page should be submitted with the article, listing the title, author's names, their current positions, and a 100-word summary. DO NOT send first drafts.

Illustrations and Tables

All illustrations and tables should be included separately from the manuscript and should be clearly identified in Arabic numerals, showing which is the top of the illustration if this is not obvious. Legends for illustrations (which should be referred to as "Figures") should be typed separately. Tables must supplement the text without duplicating it. They should include an appropriate title.

Illustrations should be either black-and-white glossy photographs or India ink drawings. Unless previously agreed with the editor, color illustrations can be published only at the author's expense.

The PPPJ is published quarterly by Human Sciences Press, N.Y.C., N.Y. The opinions expressed in articles and claims made in advertisements are those of the authors and advertisers respectively, and do not imply endorsements by PPPANA or Human Sciences Press.

References should be numbered according to their appearance in the text and should be limited to work cited in the article, rather than being a bibliography of the subject. Personal communications are not acceptable as references; unpublished material should be included only if an address can be given from which a copy is available.

Editor-Thomas R. Verny, M.D., D. Psych., F.R.C.P., CANADA

Editorial Board: David Chamberlain, Ph.D., USA

Terence Dowling, M.D. Ph.D., U.K.

Eva Gundburg, M.D., VENEZUELA

Rima E. Laibow, M.D., USA

Sylvia Klein Olkin, M.S., USA

Ruth D. Rice, Ph.D., USA

Clara Deatherage Riley, Ph.D., USA

Charles Duan Roth, M.D., USA

Editor: Thomas R. Verny, M.D., D. Psych., F.R.C.P. (C)