Journal of Human Lactation
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Journal of Human Lactation

2014 Impact Factor: 1.985
2014 Ranking: 39/119 in Pediatrics | 6/110 in Nursing (SCI) | 32/79 in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor-in-Chief
Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

eISSN: 15525732| ISSN: 08903344|Current volume: 31|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
The top-ranked breastfeeding journal

Journal of Human Lactation
(JHL) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, insights in practice and policy, commentaries, and case reports relating to research and practice in human lactation and breastfeeding. JHL is relevant to lactation professionals in clinical practice, public health, research, and a broad range of fields related to the trans-disciplinary field of human lactation. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal of Human Lactation is the official journal of the International Lactation Consultants Association® (ILCA®). The International Lactation Consultant Association promotes the professional development, advancement, and recognition of lactation consultants worldwide for the benefit of breastfeeding women, infants and children. ILCA membership includes a subscription to the Journal of Human Lactation.


Written for professionals by professionals, the Journal of Human Lactation deals with the practical, every day topics that nurses, lactation consultants, midwives, nutritionists/dieticians, public health and social workers, therapists, and physicians face everyday, such as

  • Patient counseling
  • Sociological and ethnic issues in dealing with breastfeeding
  • Practical discussions of diseases and conditions, such as mastitis, candida infections, engorgement
  • Care plans developed to help mothers and babies that require special care
  • Economics of breastfeeding
  • Educating physicians, hospital administration and other departments
  • Practical training for lactation consultants

The Journal of Human Lactation is the official journal of the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®). The International Lactation Consultant Association promotes the professional development, advancement, and recognition of lactation consultants worldwide for the benefit of breastfeeding women, infants and children. ICLA membership includes a subscription to the Journal of Human Lactation

Editor-in-Chief
Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Associate Editors
Donna Chapman, PhD, RD Springfield College, Springfield, MA, USA
Nathan C. Nickel, MPH, PhD University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Methods Editor
Supriya Mehta, MHS, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA
Managing Editor
Stephanie Matlak, MFA, MSW Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Interns
Aira Jae Etheridge, BS Boston University, Boston, MA
Dimitri Makrigiorgos Boston University, Boston, MA
Consultant Editor, Anthropology
Helen Ball, PhD, MA Durham University, Durham, UK
Consultant Editor, Breast Physiology
Donna Geddes, DMU, PostGrad Dip (Sci), PhD The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
Consultant Editor, Community Assessment & Implementation Science
Daniel W. Sellen, PhD University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Consultant Editor, Human Milk Banking
Guido E. Moro, MD University of Milan, Italy
Consultant Editor, Insights in Practice and Inside Track
Rebecca Mannel, BS, BA, IBCLC, FILCA University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, USA
Consultant Editor, Neonatology
Riccardo Davanzo, MD, PhD Istituto per l’Infanzia of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Consultant Editor, Qualitative Research
Karen Wambach, PhD, RN, IBCLC University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS, USA
Student Research
Erica Hesch Anstey, PhD, MA University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Editorial Board
Lisa Amir, MBBS, MMed, PhD, IBCLC, FABM, FILCA La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Julie Armstrong, RNutr, RD, MPH, PhD Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, United Kingdom
David Balayssac, PhD, PharmD University of Auvergne, Faculty of Pharmacy, Laboratory of Toxicology, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Elizabeth Brownell, PhD, MA Connecticut Children's Medical Center - University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, CT, USA
Caroline J. Chantry, MD University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Karen D. Cowgill, PhD, MSc Fulbright Scholar, École de Santé Publique, Université de Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Laura Duckett, PhD, MPH, RN University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Aimee R. Eden, PhD, MPH The American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY, USA
Roger A. Edwards, ScD Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
Sara L. Gill, PhD, RN, IBCLC University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio School of Nursing
Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn, MPA, MA, PhD World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Laura N. Haiek, MD, MSc McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Thomas W. Hale, RPh, PhD Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX, USA
Leena Hannula, PhD, MNSc, RM, RN Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
Peter Hartmann, BRurSc, PhD The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
Foteini Kakulas, BSc, Hons, PhD University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Suzanne G. Haynes, PhD Department of Health and Human Services, Washington DC, USA
Kerstin Hedberg Nyqvist, RN, MNSc, PhD Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Maite (MT) Hernández-Aguilar, MD, MPH Centro de Salud Fuente de San Luís, Valencia, Spain
Katie Hinde, PhD Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Miriam H. Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FACPM, FABM, FILCA Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Dawn Leeming, PhD, Dip. Clin. Psychol. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
Jennifer N. Lind, PharmD, MPH National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Katsumi Mizuno, MD, PhD, IBCLC Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Elizabeth (Bette) R. Moore, PhD, RN, IBCLC Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Samar Musmar, MD, FAAFP An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Laurie A. Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Carmen Pallás-Alonso, MD, PhD 12 de Octubre Hospital, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
Barbara L. Philipp, MD, FAAP, FABM Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Sonia Semenic, RN, PhD McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Howard L. Sobel, MD, MPH World Health Organization, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Marie Tarrant, RN, MPH, PhD University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Carol L. Wagner, MD, FAAP, Fellow ABM Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy: Research, Education, and Legal Branch, Weston, MA, USA
Nancy E. Wight, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP San Diego Neonatology, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA
Irena Zakarija-Grkovic, MD, FRACGP, IBCLC, PhD University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia
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  • General Information

    The Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on the widening field of topics pertinent to human lactation. Specifically, JHL publishes reviews, original research, original research (brief reports), student research, insights in policy and practice, commentaries, special reports, case reports, and letters to the editor as they relate to human milk, human lactation, lactation consulting, lactating mothers, breastfeeding infants, health outcomes, policy and practice. In addition, in each issue, JHL publishes Inside Track, a patient-focused, breastfeeding-related handout.

    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jhl. Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editor-in-Chief.

    Authors who would like to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using SAGE Language Services. This service is open to any authors who need assistance cleaning up their paper and are willing to pay professionals for help. Please note that any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author and that using this service does not guarantee acceptance into the journal, but is intended as a resource for editing, translating, figure and text formatting, and other manuscript preparation needs.

    JHL Author Guidelines

    For complete manuscript submission guidelines, please visit:

    http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/68521_JHL_Subguidelines_April_2015_with_Author_Checklist.pdf

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