As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
COVID-19 and impact on peer review
New Reviewer Recruitment
Fertility Research and Practice invites you to join our team of reviewers in assessing manuscripts. For consideration, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcing the launch of In Review
Fertility Research and Practice, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:
Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received
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Aims and Scope
Fertility Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal, publishing articles that provide novel insights into male and female infertility and early pregnancy. Read more
Fertility Research and Practice is affiliated with the CROWN initiative, Core Outcomes in Women’s Health. CROWN is an international initiative, led by journal editors, to harmonise outcome reporting in women’s health research. We are coming together to address the widespread, unwarranted variation in reporting of outcomes. CROWN’s main aim is to encourage researchers to report core outcome sets for key conditions in women’s health.
About the Editors
Elizabeth Ginsburg, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She is the Medical Director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Program, and the Fellowship Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. She is a past president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies and of the New England Fertility Society. She has published many original papers and reviews, and is the co-editor of the textbook In-Vitro Fertilization: A Comprehensive Guide.
Danny Schust, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Danny Schust is the David G. Hall Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at The University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, MO, USA. He graduated from The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, then completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schust presently splits his time between clinical duties and basic science research. Dr. Schust has authored or co-authored over 125 manuscripts and book chapters as well as a textbook for medical students on reproductive physiology.
Annual Journal Metrics
63 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
45 days to first decision for all manuscripts
152 days from submission to acceptance
12 days from acceptance to publication
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