Reproductive Health publishes content on all aspects of human reproduction. The journal includes sections dedicated to adolescent health, female fertility and midwifery and all articles are open access. Reproductive Health has a particular interest on the impact changes in reproductive health have globally, and therefore encourages submissions from researchers based in low- and middle-income countries. Read more.
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New Journal Section
Reproductive Health Ushers In New Journal Section Covering Elderly reproductive health
Aging will have a major impact on health and social policies and the elderly people (men and women) will likely be among the policy-making priorities in the few next decades. However, sexual and reproductive health and rights in older adults remain a “taboo” among individuals, health professionals, researchers and the issue represents a “blind spot” in the policy architecture. All this while there are large and growing inequalities in healthy ageing. This subcategory of the journal welcomes submissions that would help better understand the needs and issues related to the reproductive health of this age group passing the reproductive period.
The new section is being led by co-Editor in Chief, Dr. Sanni Yaya.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Announcing the launch of In Review
Reproductive Health, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:
- Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
- Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
- Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received
José M. Belizán, MD, PhD, a native of Argentina, is a medical doctor, with a PhD in Reproductive Health Sciences, Superior Researcher of his country's National Board of Science and Technology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Reproductive Health. He is the former director of the Pan American Health Organization & WHO’s Latin American Center for Perinatology in Montevideo, Uruguay and currently is a senior scientist of the Department of Mother and Child Health Research at the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an obstetrician and epidemiologist and has participated in numerous major perinatal trials.
Professor Sanni Yaya is a Full Professor of Economics and Global Health, Director and the Associate Dean of the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa in Canada. His work focuses on a broad array of multidisciplinary topics in development and global health. He has been involved in many research projects in Africa, Europe and in North America and now works in low- and middle-income countries where he collaborates with partners to advocate for cost-effective interventions addressing Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH).
Annual Journal Metrics
135 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
74 days to first decision for all manuscripts
210 days from submission to acceptance
17 days from acceptance to publication
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