Aims and scope

Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology publishes and disseminates high quality results from excellent research in the reproductive sciences.

The journal publishes on topics covering gametogenesis, fertilization, early embryonic development, embryo-uterus interaction, reproductive development, pregnancy, uterine biology, endocrinology of reproduction, control of reproduction, reproductive immunology, neuroendocrinology, and veterinary and human reproductive medicine, including all vertebrate species.

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Editor profiles

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Raoul Orvieto

Raoul is a full professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and the Director of the Infertility and IVF unit, at the Sheba (Tel-Hashomer) Medical Center, Israel. He has been author and co-author of more than 200 publications in national and international journals. His scientific interests include various aspects of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH). The role of GnRH-analogues, and specifically GnRH agonist versus antagonist in COH for IVF, triggering final follicular maturation and several aspects of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS): pathophysiology, prediction, prevention and its relation to the inflammatory response.

Co-Editor-in-Chief, David B Seifer

David B. Seifer is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and serves as the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr Seifer is a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration and has published over 140 medical studies in peer-reviewed journals.

His translational research has focused upon the biology of ovarian function, particularly the aging ovary. This research has resulted in a better understanding of normal and abnormal follicular development during ART and in identifying novel human ovarian growth factors (ie. neurotrophins, inhibin B and AMH) which inform the clinical practice of reproductive medicine. His clinical research has focused upon health care disparities among women with infertility and the role of vitamin D in female reproductive health.

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Featured article: genetic, hormonal and metabolic aspects of PCOS

"Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder affecting 5–10 % of women of reproductive age. It generally manifests with oligo/anovulatory cycles, hirsutism and polycystic ovaries, together with a considerable prevalence of insulin resistance. Although the aetiology of the syndrome is not completely understood yet, PCOS is considered a multifactorial disorder with various genetic, endocrine and environmental abnormalities. Moreover, PCOS patients have a higher risk of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases and their related morbidity, if compared to the general population."

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