Ethics & Plagiarism
All research submitted for publication in the European Journal of Midwifery, must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants or their guardian in the case of children.

E.U. European Publishing investigates into all cases of publication misconduct and as a member of CrossCheck’s plagiarism detection initiative it uses plagiarism detection software. The software checks submissions against millions of published research papers, documents on the web, and other relevant sources. All articles submitted to the European Journal of Midwifery are assessed through Ithenticate. If plagiarism or misconduct is found, immediate actions will be taken, including but not limited to the retraction of the article, publication of a retraction notice.

We support the use of Checklists during manuscript preparation. Checklists are available for a number of study designs, including:
• randomized trials (CONSORT),
• systematic reviews (PRISMA),
• observational studies (STROBE),
• meta-analyses of observational studies (MOOSE) and
• qualitative studies (RATS).

Corrections & Retractions
Should authors or reviewers identify an error in a manuscript, a correction letter will be published indicating where the mistakes were made, while the original source will be immediately corrected. In general, the COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles are followed in this case.