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

From 2016, SRF members receive online access to Reproduction as a membership benefit. Access is via the Members Area of this site.
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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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STOP PRESS: 15.06.16 – Reproduction has received an impressive increased impact factor of 3.184. The journal is now in the top quartile of both the Reproductive Biology and the Developmental Biology category, having risen 5 places.  This reflects the publication of consistently high-quality research and reviews in the journal, reinforcing the journal’s standing as an established, leading journal in the field.


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.