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Journal of Human Lactation

2016 Impact Factor: 2.007
2016 Ranking: 49/121 in Pediatrics | 12/116 in Nursing (SCI) | 42/80 in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Editor-in-Chief
Joan E. Dodgson, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA


eISSN: 15525732 | ISSN: 08903344 | Current volume: 33 | Current issue: 4 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, everyday topics that nurses, lactation consultants, midwives, nutritionists/dieticians, public health and social workers, therapists, and physicians face every day, 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
Joan E. Dodgson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Associate Editor
Kathleen A. Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT, USA; University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
Sara L. Gill, PhD, RN, IBCLC, FAAN University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX, USA
Managing Editor
Sara Tinsley, BA Cary, NC, USA
President
Secretary
Lisa Mandell, MBA, IBCLC Havertown, PA, USA
Treasurer
Albert Wolf, MD, IBCLC Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Directors
Executive Director
Richard Padlo, MA Apex, NC, USA
Statistical Editor
Georgine Burke, PhD Hartford, CT, USA
Consulting Editor for WHO Code and International Advocacy
Maryse Arendt, IBCLC Chargée de direction (director), Initiativ Liewensufank Luxemburg, Luxembourg
Editorial Board
Helen Ball, PhD, MA Durham University, Durham, UK
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
Sara L. Gill, PhD, RN, IBCLC, FAAN University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX, USA
Laurence Grummer-Strawn, PhD, MPA, MA World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Paige Hall-Smith, PhD Center for Women's Health and Wellness, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA
Elizabeth Hormann, Ed.M, IBCLC European Institute for Breastfeeding and Lactation, Cologne, Germany
Dawn Leeming, PhD, Dip. Clin. Psychol. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK
Kathleen A. Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT, USA; University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
Katsumi Mizuno, PhD, MD, IBCLC Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Darcia Narvaez, PhD University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA
Laurie A. Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Marie Tarrant, PhD, MPH, RN School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Carol Wagner, MD Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Karen Wambach, PhD, RN, IBCLC, FAAN University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS, USA
Jacqueline H. Wolf, PhD Ohio University, Department of Social Medicine, Athens, OH, USA
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  • CABI: Dairy Science Abstracts
  • CABI: Global Health
  • CABI: Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series A
  • CABI: Tropical Diseases Bulletin
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  • Combined Health Information Database (CHID)
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • Food Science and Technology Abstracts
  • InfoTrac (full text)
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  • MEDLINE
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  • Ovid: Allied and Complementary Medicine Database
  • Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
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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.

    Contributors to JHL should note that our author guidelines have recently changed, including an important update to APA format. Manuscripts submitted after July 15 should be formatted in APA style to be considered for publication. This change underscores the journal’s commitment to more clearly align with the values and mission promoted by ILCA and the community of IBCLCs it serves by providing access to quality research in the social sciences and humanities, alongside the excellent research in the health sciences for which it has been known. For more information on recent changes in the scope of JHL, please read the Editorial by the new Editor-in-Chief, Joan E Dodgson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, published in the May 2016 issue.

    JHL Author Directions

    Submission directions are available here.

    For Author and Publication Queries Contact

    Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joan E. Dodgson

    jhleditorinchief@gmail.com

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