Acceptance rate


Time to first decision

11 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

19 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.

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Journal Information

Ownership BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health is co-owned by BMJ and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Frequency Quarterly
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Indexed by 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
Launch date 1974
Print ISSN 2515-1991
Online ISSN 2515-2009
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 20%

Time to first decision: 11 days (mean)
Time from acceptance to publication: 19 days (mean)

Impact Factor category: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Impact Factor (JCR): 2.151
Impact Factor rank (JCR): 57/83
5 year Impact Factor: 2.164
Journal Citation Indicator:0.57
Eigenfactor: 0.00078
Citescore: 2.3
Citescore rank: 88/176
Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 0.449

2020 total content views: 162,052
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 1,532

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