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Reproduction - The official journal of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility


The SRF-Reproduction prize was launched to celebrate and distinguish excellence in reproductive biology research. The prize recognises the best research published in SRF’s journal Reproduction.

The 2019 prize will be presented at Fertility 2019 and the winner will be selected from papers published between July 2017 and June 2018. The winner will have the opportunity to present their work at a dedicated session in the Fertility programme.

Read more about the prize here.

The inaugural prize was awarded to the following paper:

Spatiotemporal dynamics of Oct4 protein localization during preimplantation development in mice.

Atsushi Fukuda presented this paper in the SRF-Reproduction Prize Session at Fertility 2018 on Friday 5 January at the ACC Liverpool.

Anniversary Issue: 25th birthday of intracytoplasmic sperm injection

This issue is guest edited by Gianpiero Palermo and Claire O’Neill. You can read their editorial here.

Gianpiero Palermo has recorded a short video discussing the success of ICSI since its inception and looking toward the future of assisted reproductive technology.

The anniversary reviews that make up the special issue are:

Publication of Sex in 3 Cities Review

Richard M Sharpe, who gave the 2017 Sex in 3 Cities lecture series, has recently published a review article based on the content of his talks.

The article, entitled “Programmed for sex: Nutrition-reproduction relationships from an inter-generational perspective”, encourages readers to consider reproduction as a long-term investment whereby nature has evolved epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that enable the rapid adaptation of offspring to their perceived nutritional environment.

Read the review here.

2016 Impact Factor

We are pleased to advise that Reproduction remains 7th out of 29 journals in reproductive biology and is 11th out of 41 in the developmental biology category. It remains strong with an impact factor of 3.100.

The five-year impact factor, providing a longer term view of the journal’s impact, is 3.493.

Aims and scope of Reproduction

Reproduction publishes original research articles, debates and topical reviews on the subject of reproductive and developmental biology, and reproductive medicine. Topics include, but are not limited to, reproductive immunology, stem cells, and epigenetic effects on reproductive and developmental processes. We consider studies in humans and all animal species. Reproduction publishes articles that make a clear advance in the field. Papers of mechanistic, descriptive and technical focus will all be considered if they meet this criterion. The journal will publish clinical studies if they advance our understanding of the underlying causes and/or mechanisms of disease

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Reproduction the official journal of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility, publishes reviews, research articles and debates on the reproductive biology and medicine. Its focus is on cellular and molecular biology of reproduction, including the development of gametes and early embryos in all animal species including the human, developmental processes and regulatory mechanisms, assisted reproductive technologies and reproductive physiology. Additional topics include cloning, the biology of embryonic stem cells, environmental effects on reproductive potential and health, and epigenetic effects on reproductive and developmental processes.

Reproduction is indexed in: Biological Abstracts/BIOSIS, Biological and Agricultural Index Plus, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Current Content/Life Sciences, Index Medicus/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus.

Reproduction has an international Editorial Board with expertise across different branches of reproductive biology. Its Editor-in-Chief is Professor Kevin D Sinclair, Professor of Developmental Biology at the University of Nottingham, UK.

The journal has an international readership, attracting over 51,000 unique users each month. For authors, there are no submission fees or page charges, they can expect an average receipt-to-first response of 22 days and, if accepted, their article will be online and fully citable within 24 hours of acceptance.

Reproduction articles are featured in an endocrinology and reproduction journal-based learning programme. Multiple-choice questions are written for selected published articles to guide reading of Reproduction articles and test understanding. Learners get real-time scores, including explanations of the correct and incorrect answers. Users will be able to keep a record of the activities that they participate in, and download formal certificates of completion. The journal-based learning programme is completely free to use. To participate in an activity, all you need to do is register.

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Reproduction is published by Bioscientifica.