Point of View


Reproduction has launched a new article type called Point of View. They are intended to be short commentaries that make a novel argument or state a new hypothesis of interest and importance to the field of reproductive biology. Whilst supporting data are encouraged, exciting new models or ideas may be welcomed without new data.

See the Author Guidelines for more information about the format and intention of Point of Views.

The published Point of View articles are collated into a collection below. They are all freely available to read on the journal’s website for all users. Some of the authors have made accompanying videos, which elaborate further on the content of the article. Please share these, where they are of interest, with your colleagues and lab partners.


Published Point of View articles:


Morphological analysis of the human sperm tail during the early post-fertilization stage
Yoshiteru Kai et al.


Does single-strand DNA break repair capacity influence oocyte maintenance and quality?
Saranya Giridharan et al.


Cell type markers indicate distinct contributions of decidual stromal cells and natural killer cells in preeclampsia
Kalle T Rytkönen et al.


Quantitative aspects of estrogen metabolism in mammalian female and male reproductive systems
James I Raeside


First mitotic spindle formation is led by sperm centrosome-dependent MTOCs in humans
Yoshiteru Kai, Hiroomi Kawano, and Naoki Yamashita


Obstructed uterine venous return: a preventable cause of dysfunctional labor?
Thomas L Archer


Ectopic pregnancy and epithelial to mesenchymal transition: is there a link?
Heather Flanagan, Chih-Jen Lin, Lisa L Campbell, Paddy Horner, Andrew W Horne, and Norah Spears


Macrophage-derived multinucleated giant cells: hallmarks of the aging ovary
K Grace Foley, Michele T Pritchard, and Francesca E Duncan


Where do human sperm and egg meet?
Liselot J W Thunnissen, Cindy G J Cleypool, and Bernadette S de Bakker


The soluble sperm factor that activates the egg: PLCzeta and beyond
Karl Swann


Culture conditions antagonize lineage-promoting signaling in the mouse blastocyst
Tristan Frum and Amy Ralston


The impact of embryo binucleation depends upon its origin
Lia Mara Gomes Paim and Greg FitzHarris