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.


Journal Information

Frequency Quarterly
Impact Factor 2.125 (2019)
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
CiteScore 2.3 (2019)
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

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate (original research) 20%
Mean time from submission to first decision 15 days
Mean time from acceptance to online publication 17 days

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