Acceptance rate:
Time to first decision:
2 days*
Time to first decision with review:
43 days*
Acceptance to publication:
18 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):

Aims and scope

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health is an international journal that promotes evidence-informed practice for contraception, abortion and all aspects of sexual and reproductive health. The journal publishes research papers, topical debates and commentaries to shape policy, improve patient-centred clinical care, and to set the stage for future areas of research.
The journal was previously known as Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. For information about the BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health Editor-in-Chief Sharon Cameron and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal Information

Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
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Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index; Current Contents: Social and Behavioural Sciences, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
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Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 14%
Speed Time to first decision without review (median): 2 days Time to first decision with review (median): 43 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 18 days
Impact Impact Factor category: Obstetrics & Gynecology Impact Factor (JCR): 3.3 Impact Factor rank (JCR): 30/85 5 year Impact Factor: 3 Journal Citation Indicator: 1.11 Eigenfactor: 0.00192 Citescore: 3.7 Citescore rank: 70/197 Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 0.875
Reach Total content views: 151,527 Total Altmetric mentions: 1,973
The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics

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