International Breastfeeding Journal

about the journal

The International Breastfeeding Journal  is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal covering all aspects of breastfeeding.

Dr Lisa Amir is the Editor-in-Chief.

Breastfeeding is recognized as an important public health issue with enormous social and economic implications. Infants who do not receive breast milk are likely to experience poorer health outcomes than breastfed infants; mothers who do not breastfeed increase their own health risks.

In order to help women breastfeed successfully there is a need to understand both the physiology of lactation and the social and cultural context within which breastfeeding occurs. The journal seeks to address all of these aspects, including identifying women who are at increased risk of not breastfeeding; the impediments to breastfeeding and the health effects of not breastfeeding for infants and their mothers; interventions to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration; and the management of breastfeeding problems.

Publications on the topic of breastfeeding are wide ranging. Articles about breastfeeding are published in nursing, midwifery, paediatric, obstetric, family medicine, public health, immunology, physiology, sociology and many other general journals.

The International Breastfeeding Journal  aims to provide a place for high quality multi-disciplinary publications in the field of breastfeeding. Electronic publishing allows fast publication time for authors and open access ensures the journal is easily accessible to readers.

For more information please refer to the website of the International Breastfeeding Journal.

call for papers

Economic aspects of breastfeeding - call for papers

The International Breastfeeding Journal  invites you to submit a manuscript to a special series entitled Economic aspects of breastfeeding  which aims to:

  • Address the need for economic data to inform policy makers about how breastfeeding leads to savings in health and other costs
  • Raise awareness of the economic aspects of breastfeeding among the academic and wider community
  • Highlight a new and publicly relevant area of research 

Guest-edited by Dr Julie Smith, Australian National University, the special issue will be published in September 2014 and invites original research, reviews, commentaries, clinical perspectives and practice insights around this topic.

To encourage submissions to this special series, International Breastfeeding Journal is:

  • Offering 5 Article Processing Charge (APC) waivers
  • Extending the submission deadline to 30th April
  • Announcing the inauguration of the Marcia de Groot Award for Breastfeeding Research - with the 2014 award to be for a contribution published in this special issue on the Economic Aspects of Breastfeeding

More information on the above and how to submit is available on our blog.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online submission system. For more information on this thematic series or the journal, please contact the editors.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2014