Placenta publishes high-quality original articles and invited topical reviews on all aspects of human and animal placentation,
and the interactions between the mother, the placenta and fetal development. Topics covered include evolution, development,
genetics and epigenetics, stem cells, metabolism, transport, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, cell and molecular biology, and developmental
programming. The http://www.journals.elsevier.com/placenta#ScopeEditors welcome studies on implantation
and the endometrium, comparative placentation, the uterine and umbilical circulations, the relationship between fetal and
placental development, clinical aspects of altered placental development or function, the placental membranes, the influence
of paternal factors on placental development or function, and the assessment of biomarkers of placental disorders.
articles may be full-length papers or Short Communications. Papers describing innovative techniques that will advance the field may be
submitted as a Technical Note with a format like a Short Communication. Case Reports are acceptable if they illustrate a point of general
importance, and Book reviews and Letters to the Editors are also published.
Placenta is the official journal of the http://www.ifpafederation.org/home/home.htmlInte\
rnational Federation of Placenta Associations, and is committed to supporting the scientific community with rapid processing
of manuscripts. There are no page charges, and colour plates are free. Reviews are published on an open access basis, while original
articles are made available free online 1 year after publication. Authors may chose to pay for open access publication in order to make
their article freely available.
PLUS the annual supplement https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01434004Trophoblast
Research with freely accessible full text articles online!