Aims and scope

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health is a multiprofessional journal that promotes sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing, and best contraceptive practice, worldwide. It publishes research, debate and comment to inform policy and practice, and recognises the importance of professional-patient partnership.

The journal was previously known as Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.


Journal Information

Frequency Quarterly
Impact Factor 2.125 (2019)
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, 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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BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.


The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.