As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
Featured Article: Status of racial disparities between black and white women undergoing assisted reproductive technology in the US
Numerous studies have demonstrated substantial differences in assisted reproductive technology outcomes between black non-Hispanic and white non-Hispanic women. We sought to determine if disparities in assisted reproductive technology outcomes between cycles from black non-Hispanic and white non-Hispanic women have changed and to identify factors that may have influenced change and determine racial differences in cumulative live birth rates.
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 human reproductive medicine.
We will consider manuscripts examining non-human primates, rats, and mice if they inform the human condition. However, we will no longer review studies involving horses, dogs, sheep, cats, cows, pigs, birds, or fish.
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Co-Editor-in-Chief, David B Seifer
David B. Seifer is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale School of Medicine in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale New Haven Hospital Medical Center in New Haven, CT (USA). Dr. Seifer is a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration (USA) and has published over 150 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 and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Raoul Orvieto
Raoul Orvieto is a full professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and incumbent of the Tarnesby-Tarnowski Chair for Family Planning and Fertility Regulation, at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Prof Orvieto is the director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 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, pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS), triggering final follicular maturation and several aspects of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS): pathophysiology, prediction, prevention and its relation to the inflammatory response.
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Annual Journal Metrics
51 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
28 days to first decision for all manuscripts
120 days from submission to acceptance
19 days from acceptance to publication
3.235 - 2-year Impact Factor
3.582 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.222 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
1.065 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
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