Aims and scope

Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care is a peer reviewed journal that aims to improve reproductive and sexual health nationally and internationally. The Journal publishes high-quality research and information relevant to clinical care, service delivery, training and education in the field of contraception and reproductive/sexual health.


Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care is published by BMJ on behalf of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Journal Statistics

Acceptance Rate 13% for original research submitted in 2016
Time from submission to first decision 41 days
Time from acceptance to online publication 15 days
Frequency Quarterly
Impact Factor 1.519 (2016)
CiteScore 0.56 (2016)
Indexed by Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Medline, Scopus, Google Scholar
Launch date 1974
Print ISSN 1471-1893
Online ISSN 2045-2098

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