BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health – receives its first Impact Factor

Posted 2 July 2020

Date: 02 Jul 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

We report on the Journal receiving its first Impact Factor since it was relaunched and other changes to content.

We are pleased to announce that BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health (BMJ SRH) has received its first Impact Factor under its new title, which is 2.125. The Impact Factor of an academic journal reflects the yearly average number of citations received by articles published in the last two years, and is considered an important metric by some academic researchers and librarians. In the case of BMJ SRH, only one year's worth of articles has been used in the calculation due to the change of title in 2018.

BMJ SRH has also significantly improved its editorial turnaround times under the leadership of Professor Sharon Cameron. The average time from manuscript submission to first decision is now just 15 days, and the average time from acceptance to online publication is only 17 days. We expect that these improvements in the speed of manuscript processing combined with the increased Impact Factor will result in more good quality submissions to the journal.

In addition, there have been some changes to the content of the journal under Professor Cameron's editorship. Members will soon start to see a new article type called SRH Clinical Consult, which will offer advice on how to handle patient scenarios frequently observed in clinical situations. We hope that you will find this new educational content useful, but we welcome any feedback that will help the journal develop to meet the needs of members.

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Members can access the journal online via ‘My FSRH’. Please log into the website, navigate to ‘My BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health’ and click the link to automatically log in to read online content via the BMJ website.