Contribute to a conversation that matters- publish Open Access Reproductive Health Matters: an international journal on sexual and reproductive health and rights

Reproductive Health Matters

Why publish in Reproductive Health Matters?

  • Reach an engaged and global audience

This is the official journal of the international society with the same name, Reproductive Health Matters. Our regional teams translate published papers into seven languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

  • Make an Impact

RHM has a 2016 Impact Factor of 0.940*

  • Increase your reach

Because RHM is open access, all published articles are immediately free to access for anyone, anywhere in the world. This means that there is no barrier for readers who need the research we publish

*© 2017 Clarivate Analytics, Journal Citation Reports ®

Aims & Scope

The Reproductive Health Matters (RHM) journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal that explores emerging, neglected and marginalised issues across the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).  It publishes original, relevant, and contemporary research, particularly from a feminist perspective, that can help inform the development of policies, laws and services to fulfil the rights and meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of people of all ages, gender identities and sexual orientations.

RHM publishes work that engages with fundamental dilemmas and debates in SRHR, highlighting multiple perspectives, acknowledging differences, and searching for new forms of consensus. RHM strongly encourages research that explores experiences, values, information and issues from the point of view of those whose lives are affected.

Editorial Information

  • Shirin Heidari -  Editor-in-Chief, Reproductive Health Matters, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Pathika Martin - Monitoring Editor, Reproductive Health Matters, London, UK
  • Sarah Pugh -  Managing Editor, Reproductive Health Matters, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Learn more about our international editorial board here

Submission Information

  • Click here to read the journal’s Instructions for Authors
  • Click here to submit online at the journal’s Editorial Manager page

APC information

As an open-access journal, RHM journal charges an Article Processing Charge (APC) for all articles exceeding three typeset pages in length, irrespective of submission type. Articles of three typeset pages or less will be published free of charge. Articles exceeding 8 typeset pages incur an additional charge of €30/$34/£26 per page. One typeset page is often approximately 750 words, although this may vary considerably.

These charges exclude VAT and local taxes, where applicable.

High-income countries

  • 0-3 pages: no charge
  • 4-8 pages: €1700/$1921/£1479
  • >8 pages: €30/$34/ £26 (charge per typeset page)

Middle-income countries

  • 0-3 pages: no charge
  • 4-8 pages: €920/$1040/£800
  • >8 pages: €30/$34/ £26 (charge per typeset page)

Low-income countries

  • For low-income country authors the APC is fully waived. If the author group includes researchers from universities or institutions in high income economies, the article processing charge is unlikely to be waived.
  • The total costs will be charged to the corresponding authors upon acceptance of the manuscript (and after final files are typeset), unless they indicate otherwise (e.g. that the invoice be sent to an institution or funder).
  • To find a complete country listing for fee waiver eligibility visit here.

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