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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Call For Papers
Reproductive Health is excited to launch a call for submissions on reproductive justice that explores a vital approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Canada.
Please read more about the new thematic series here, with the following commentary led by our Editor in Chief, Dr. Sanni Yaya.
Reproductive justice, an intersectional framework that includes social justice and human rights, was founded in the 1990s, by a grass-roots organization led by women of color in the United States. Reproductive Health would like to invite submissions exploring reproductive justice to better understand the interlinks between structural racism and sexual and reproductive health outcomes among Indigenous and racialized communities in Canada. These intersectional frameworks warrant more attention among researchers, governments, funders, and advocates working in this space.
Submissions can be commentary, review, or research (i.e., case studies, programs, interventions, studies investigating or reporting methods and results of an original study). Topics of interest include SRHR in Canada, systemic racism in SRHR, contraception, abortion, family planning, medical bias, health systems, health policy, health promotion, the impact of racism on SRHR in Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), the role of gendered racism in sexual and reproductive health disparities among BIPOC women, etc.
The new section is being led by co-Editor in Chief, Dr. Sanni Yaya. You can read a commentary about the series, here. We encourage you to submit!
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 aging. 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.
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
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
125 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
55 days to first decision for all manuscripts
200 days from submission to acceptance
21 days from acceptance to publication
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