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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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Call for Papers: Gender Equity in Reproductive Health Service Access

Edited by:
Christiana Alake Alex-Ojei, PhD, Federal University Oye Ekiti, Nigeria

Submission Status: Open until 31 March 2025


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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.

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.


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).  

Doctor Bright Ahinkorah

Dr Bright Ahinkorah is a global health researcher with over 10 years of experience in global health research. His years of research have mainly focused on sexual and reproductive health issues such as women empowerment, adolescent pregnancy, intimate partner violence, use of contraceptives, and abortion in low-and middle-income countries, particularly countries in Africa. In addition, he has experience in child and adolescent mental health issues and infectious and non-communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, cancer, and diabetes.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.6
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.0
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.496
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.083

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 9
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 166

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 3,031,937
    Altmetric mentions: 1,524

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