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Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy

Submission deadline: 31 August 2022
Special Issue Editor
  • Masatoki Kaneko, MD
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan
    Interests: perinatology; neonatology; congenital cytomegalovirus infection; congenital rubella syndrome; chorioamnionitis
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Infections are a major contributing factor to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Pregnant women may encounter numerous bacteria and viruses during pregnancy. Although the unique maternal-fetal vascular architecture can prevent maternal-fetal infection in some cases, in other cases it can lead to transmission to the fetus. Moreover, pregnant women are more likely to develop severe illness after infection because of physiological changes to their immune and cardiopulmonary systems. Many factors including maternal serological status, gestational age at the time of infection, mode of acquisition, and the immunological status of the mother and fetus can influence the outcome for both. CEOG is therefore preparing a special issue on “Infectious diseases in pregnancy” that will include a collection of manuscripts providing new evidence or summarizing the most recent advances in perinatal infection. We would like to cover all pathogens that impact maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes. We hope you will contribute your valuable work in this important field.

Dr. Masatoki Kaneko

Guest Editor

bacterial infection
maternal and fetal infection
transplacental infection
protozoal infection
viral infection
Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 1500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.

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