It describes about the death of a fetus or neonate. The rate of fetus death can be calculated by perinatal mortality rate. The foremost cause of fetus death is preterm death and infant respiratory distress or birth defects. Fetal and neonatal mortality refers to stillbirths or death within 20 weeks of gestation and death of a live born baby respectively. Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on September, 2014