About the journal

Aims and scope

The 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.


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

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate 18% for original research submitted in 2013
Time from submission to first decision

35 days for reviewed original articles

Time from acceptance to publication

47 days (online)
107 days (print)

Frequency Quarterly
Impact factor 2.326
Indexed by MEDLINE, Current Contents/Social, Behavioural Sciences , Social SciSearch online database, MEDLARS online system, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (Elsevier) and Current Literature in Family Planning (Planned Parenthood of America)
Launch date 1974
ISSN of JFPRHC 1471-1893
ISSN of JFPRHC Online 2045-2098

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