The Institute of Mother and Child resumed publishing its scientific journal in 1997, under the title Medycyna Wieku Rozwojowego - Developmental Period Medicine. The Editor in chief of the journal is Prof.dr hab. med. Krystyna Bozkowa.
The journal is published as a quartely. It is indexed in Medline/Index Medicus, Index Copernicus and in the Polish Medical Bibliography.
After evaluation by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2010, Developmental Period Medicine obtained the score of 9.
Articles are published in Polish and in English. Structured abstracts and keywords in all articles are both in Polish and in English. Headings and subheadings in all tables and figures are also in both languages.
The major theme of the Journal is contained in its title and the priority need to implement into practice the concept of Developmental Period Medicine. This stresses the close union between prenatal and postnatal development and between endo- and exogenous factors which have vital impact on development and health status of the foetus, neonate, child and adolescent as well as the adult. This specific field of interest is related to the existance of interdisciplinary team of clinical and research workers at the Institute of Mother and Child since its foundation as well as the publication of research studies dealing with various aspects of human development.
The authors publishing in Developmental Period Medicine are both from the Institute of Mother and Child as well as from many others academic and research centres in Poland and abroad.
Original articles on basic research, clinical studies, public health aspects as well as studies on growth and development are accepted.
Programmes aimed to improve the existing health services and their evaluation are also accepted for publication in Developmental Period Medicine.
All articles are peer reviewed.
Publishing of Developmental Period Medicine is financialy supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.