General Information

About Journal of Fetal Medicine

  • Aims and Scope

    The Journal of Fetal Medicine, aninternational journal published by Springer, has a distinguished advisoryboard from both India and abroad. It will publish original articles, review articles, brief communications, commentaries, book reviews, practice guidances, notes and news, images in fetal medicine, and correspondence. A detailed information on submissions can be found on the journal website. It is free to about 7000 libraries around the world, by Springer. It appearson the website of Springer and can be searched through Google, Yahoo and Bing.

  • Copyright Information

    For Authors: As soon as an article is accepted for publication, authors will be requested to assign copyright of the article (or to grant exclusive publication and dissemination rights) to the publisher (respective theowner if other than Springer). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

    More information about copyright regulations for this journal is available at

    For Readers: While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurateat the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for anyerrors or omissions that may have been made.The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to thematerial contained here in. All articles published in this journalare protected by copyright, which coversthe exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), as well as all translation rights. Nomaterial published in this journal maybe reproduced photographically orstored on microfilm, in electronic databases, on video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the publisher (respective the copyright owner if other than Springer). The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations. Springer has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center’s Rights Link serviceto offer a variety of options for reusing Springer content. For permission toreuse our content please locate thematerial that you wish to use on or on springer images. comand click on the permissions link or goto and enter the title of the publication that you wish to use. For assistance in placing a permission request, Copyright Clearance Center can be contacted directly via phone: +1-855-239-3415, fax: +1-978-646-8600or e-mail:

  • Instructions for Authors

    Online Submission: Authors must submit their article online at ( Follow the instructions provided. The articles appear on the internet within 2–3 weeks of acceptance as Online First Articles .Abstract should be as follows:

    1. For Original Articles please providea structured abstract of 250 words.Organize it into background / purposeof the study, methods, results and conclusion.
    2. For Review Papers please provide a running / unstructured abstract of 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
    3. For Brief Communication an unstructured abstract of 150 words is required.
    4. Correspondence/ Images in Fetal Medicine / Commentary: Abstract not required.

    Keywords: Please provide 4–6 keyword swhich can be used for indexing purposes. (For Original Articles, Brief Communication and Review articles only.)

    Text: Manuscripts should be submitted in the Word format.

    1. Use a normal, plain font (e.g. 10 point Times New Roman) for text.
    2. Use the automatic page numberingfunction to number the pages.
    3. Use tab stops or other commands forindents, not the space bar.
    4. Use the table functions, notspreadsheets, to make tables.
    5. Save your fi le in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

    For Original Articles, organize the mainbody / text into an introductory section that conveys the background / purposeof the study, followed by sections titled Material and Methods, Results and Discussion.
    For Review Articles, organize the main body / text into an introductory section that conveys the background and purpose of the review. Review of the subject under paragraph headings.

    Headings: Please use no more than three levels of display headings

    Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at the first mention and used consistently thereafter. Year, month, week, day, hour, minute and second should be abbreviated as y, mo,wk, d, h, min, and s, respectively.

    Citations: Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:

    1. Negotiation research spans manydisciplines [3].
    2. This result was later contradicted byBecker and Seligman [5].
    3. This effect has been widely studied [1–3, 7].

    References: The Journal follows the Vancouver system of references. Examples are given below

    For Journal Article: Ibdah JA, Bennet MJ, Rinaldo P, et al. A fetal fatty-acid oxidation disorder as acause of liver disease in pregnant women.N Engl J Med. 1999;340:1723–31.

    For Book: Krishnamurthy G, Krishnamurthy S. Nuclear Hepatology: A text bookof hepatobiliary disease. New York: Springer-Verlag;2002. 6–12.

    For Book Chapter: Jones MC, Smith RB. Treatment ofgastric cancer. In: Ford TL, editor. Cancer of the digestive system. Berlin: Springer-Verlag;1999. p. 140–54.

    Article by DOI: Mori K, Arai H, Abe T, et al. Spleenstiffness correlates with the presenceof ascites but not esophageal varices inchronichepatitis C patients. BiomedRes Int. 2013;2013:857862. doi:10.1155/2013/857862. Epub 2013 Aug 1 Manuscript Certificate stating that thework described has not been publishedbefore; that it is not under considerationfor publication anywhere else; thatits publication has been approved byall co-authors, if any, as well as bythe responsibleauthorities – tacitly orexplicitly – at the institute where the workhas been carried out, should be submitted with the manuscript.

  • Editorial Office Information

    Institute of Medical GeneticsAnd Genomics,
    Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar,New Delhi-110060, India.
    Telephone: +91-11-42251998
    Fax: +91-11-25862206

Editorial Board

  • Editors-in-Chief
    • Ishwar Verma, Ganga Ram Instituteof Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India (Fetal& Genetics)
    • Ashok Khurana, The Ultrasound Lab, Defence Colony, New Delhi, India (Imaging & Ultrasound)
  • Editors
    • Kanwal Gujral New Delhi (Obstetrics)
    • Ratna D. Puri New Delhi (Genetics)
    • Chanchal Singh New Delhi (Fetal Medicine)
  • Publication Editor
    • Bijal Vyas Bhatia (Ria)
  • Assistant Editors
    • Bijoy K. Balakrishnan Kochi
    • Deepak Bansal Ludhiana
    • Reema Kumar Bhatt Delhi Cantt
    • Vatsla Dadhwal New Delhi
    • Neerja Gupta New Delhi
    • Aparna Sharma New Delhi
  • Advertising Manager

International Advisory Board

  • Reem S. Abu-Rustum
  • Komal Bajaj
  • Peter Benn
  • Amarnath Bhide
  • Rabih Chaoui
  • Mahesh Choolani
  • Howard Cuckle
  • Alberto Galindo
  • Thomas Kohl
  • Jeff Milunsky
  • Timothy G. Overton
  • Pranav Pandya
  • Orhan Uzun
  • Nidhi Vohra
  • Bidyut Kumar
  • Tak Yeung Leung
  • Richard Choy

National Advisory Board

  • Meenu Batra Kochi
  • Ritika Bhandari New Delhi
  • Dipika Deka New Delhi
  • Madhulika Kabra New Delhi
  • Anita Kaul New Delhi
  • Meena Lall New Delhi
  • Shubha R. Phadke Lucknow
  • TLN Praveen Hyderabad
  • Chinmayee Ratha Hyderabad
  • S. Boopathy Vijayaraghavan Coimbatore