Call to writers for Perspectives

Perspectives in Infant Mental Health (formerly, The Signal), the quarterly Professional Publication of WAIMH, gives members an opportunity to share research of interest, provides a forum for the exchange of news and views from around the world, serves as a nexus for the establishment of a communication network and informs members of upcoming events and conferences.

An Open Source Publication – free access to everyone interested in babies, relationships and the promotion of infant mental health at

Calling all Infant Mental Health Professionals!

It is especially thought provoking to understand that every infant and family is affected by forces far beyond their reach, forces that may strengthen or hinder social, emotional and relational health. A truly global organization, WAIMH invites professionals from around the world to contribute to its quarterly, open-source publication, WAIMH Perspectives, offering insights into the ways of seeing and being and working in diverse contexts, cultures and communities with infants, very young children and their families.

We are calling for:

  • commentary, field reports, case studies, conceptual or theory building papers,
  • research articles, book reviews, news from WAIMH affiliates and (when proper permission can be obtained) adaptations of previously published articles

Our shared hope is that Perspectives will offer a space for interesting observations and articles around the world that promote reflection and interdisciplinary discussion.  We publish Perspectives quarterly throughout the year.  An open-source publication, members and others interested in infants and infant mental health have access to current and archived issues.  The format for each article may be quite informal or formal, but within these guidelines:

  • Double spaced
  • 12 point font
  • 250 words per page
  • APA, 6th edition for style
  • Articles of varying length are welcome. However, length should not exceed 10 pages, word format
  • Send pictures and tables in separate files, with a resolution of 72 pixels/inch

Send you submission to: WAIMH Perspectives Editor, Deborah Weatherston,

Associate Editor: Hiram E. Fitzgerald

Copy Editor: Maree Foley


We are currently moving the past content to a new format. Past issues will be available in this same website.


Perspectives Outreach Calling all Infant Mental Health Professionals!