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Aims and scope

Reproductive Health publishes content on all aspects of human reproduction. The journal includes topics such as adolescent health, female fertility, and family planning and contraception, 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. 

The journal invites submissions on research in reproductive health, including social and gender issues, sexual health, country and population specific issues, assessment of service provision, education and training and also in a broader range of gynaecological and obstetrical topics related to reproductive health. 

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Join our Editorial Board!

New Content ItemReproductive Health is recruiting Associate Editors. As the growth of the journal continues, we are looking to expand our editorial team. If you are a researcher with experience in reproductive health we would love to hear from you.

Please follow the link below to find out more about the role and apply.

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Cross-journal collection: Enhancing access to and uptake of contraception in low-and middle-income countries

New Content ItemContraception and Reproductive Medicine, Reproductive Health, and Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition welcome papers focusing on contraception in low and middle-income countries to celebrate World Contraception Day. This cross-journal collection aims to curate multidisciplinary papers focusing on LMICs that explore and promote improving access to contraception, particularly amongst adolescents with a particular focus on health policy and systems that can promote contraception uptake.

This collection is ongoing and new manuscripts will be added upon acceptance. Learn more.

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Editor-in-Chief

Professor Sanni Yaya 

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).  

Collection Highlight: Global Perspectives on Reproductive Coercion and Abuse

New Content ItemReproductive Health is excited to present our completed collection on "Global Perspectives on Reproductive Coercion and Abuse". 

Guest Edited by Professor Laura Tarzia & Doctor Nicola Sheeran, this series focused on advancing our conceptual understanding of reproductive coercion and abuse in a global context.

Please read more about this thematic series here and check out the accompanying blog which summarises the research.

Collection Highlight: Understanding and supporting pregnant and parenting adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa

New Content ItemReproductive Health is excited to present our completed collection on "Understanding and supporting pregnant and parenting adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa". 

Guest edited by Doctor Caroline Kabiru, Doctor Anthony Ajayi and Doctor Lorretta Ntoimo, this series focused on the risks and implications of adolescent childbearing on young girls in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Please read more about this thematic series here and check out the accompanying blog which summarises the research.

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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 

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.2 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.657 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.093 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    33 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    202 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    3,068,473 downloads
    6,675 Altmetric mentions