Prenatal Diagnosis

Prenatal Diagnosis is the official journal of ISPD. Published 13 times per year in simultaneous print and online editions, this peer-reviewed publication communicates the results of clinical and basic research in prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis in humans, animal and in vitro models. 

All ISPD members receive an online subscription to Prenatal Diagnosis as part of their membership. ISPD members are also eligible for a preferential print subscription rate to Prenatal Diagnosis

Online Access for ISPD Members
General information about the Journal is available on the publisher's website.

Editor's Choice Article:
Joint Position Statement from the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD), the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the Perinatal Quality Foundation (PQF) on the use of genome-wide sequencing for fetal diagnosis
DOI: 10.1002/pd.5195

Table of Contents

For full access to the issue, please use the member access button on this page. Not a member? Review the benefits of ISPD membership.

Aims & Scope

Prenatal Diagnosis communicates the results of original research in prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis in humans and animal models encompassing:

  • all aspects of fetal imaging, including sonography and magnetic resonance imaging
  • prenatal cytogenetics, including molecular studies and array CGH
  • prenatal screening studies
  • fetal cells and cell-free nucleic acids in maternal blood and other fluids
  • preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
  • prenatal diagnosis of single gene disorders, including metabolic disorders
  • fetal therapy
  • fetal and placental development and pathology
  • development and evaluation of laboratory services for prenatal diagnosis
  • psychosocial, legal, ethical and economic aspects of prenatal diagnosis
  • prenatal genetic counselling

Case reports will be considered but will be published as research letters.

The overriding criteria for publication are scientific merit, originality, and interest to a multidisciplinary audience.

All manuscripts should be submitted online at  Instructions to authors are on the For Authors page.