About Reproduction


Reproduction is a peer-reviewed journal, publishing research articles and topical reviews on the subject of reproductive and developmental biology, and reproductive medicine.

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Publication model
Publication metrics
Peer review
Article types
Submitting an article
Publication charges
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Research data


Publication model


Reproduction is a subscription journal meaning that the Version of Record (VOR) of articles is published on a subscription basis and is only accessible to subscribers of the journal.

The journal also has a hybrid open-access option meaning that authors have the option to pay an Article Publication Charge (APC) to publish the VOR article on a gold open-access basis under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. Articles published on a gold open-access basis are made freely available for everyone to read and reuse immediately upon publication, provided the terms of the licence are followed and clear attribution to the author is given.

Authors are also able to make their Author’s Accepted Manuscript freely available a non-commercial subject or institutional repository, through our green open-access policy.

For more information, please see our Open Access page


Publication metrics

  • Time to first decision: Reproduction aims to return a decision on a peer-reviewed article within a month
  • Time to online publication: Accepted manuscripts are published online and are fully citable within 24 hours of acceptance
  • Impact Factor: 3.7


Peer review


Articles published in Reproduction undergo peer review before acceptance. Key facts about the peer-review process are given below:

  • identity transparency: single anonymized
  • reviewer interacts with: editor
  • review information published: none

If an article is not accepted for publication, we may offer the author the opportunity to transfer their submission to other suitable journals published by Bioscientifica.

More information about the peer-review process can be found on our Peer-review process page.


Article types


Reproduction publishes the following types of article:

  • Research Articles
  • Reviews
  • Editorials


Submitting an article to Reproduction


Authors can find all the information needed to prepare articles for submission to Reproduction on our Author Guidelines page.

Once an article is ready to submit, authors are advised to visit our How to Submit page page.

Submissions are managed though the Reproduction ScholarOne Manuscripts site.


Publication charges


Reproduction has the following publication charges:

  • Article Publication Charge: If you wish to make your article open access, the Article Publication Charge of 3000 GBP* will apply.
  • Colour charges: If the print version of your article requires colour in Reproduction, colour figure charges apply.
  • Supplementary data: Bioscientifica charges a fixed charge for publication of any supplementary material, regardless of the number of files. The charge is 200 GBP*.

Please see the Publication charges page for further details and discounts.

*VAT will be charged where applicable.




Reproduction maintains the highest standards of publication and research ethics and is a member of the Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authors, Reviewers and Editors are expected to comply with Bioscientifica’s Ethical Policy.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Reproduction recognises that there are biases and inequalities in the publishing system. We are committed to scrutinising our own processes and policies to prevent bias, reduce inequality and better represent and serve our diverse community of authors, reviewers, editors and readers.


Research data


Reproduction supports open data and strongly encourages authors to publicly release all data supporting the analysis and conclusions of primary research articles, on or before publication of the article.

All primary research articles published in Reproduction should include a Data Availability Statement.

More information is on our Research data page.




Reproduction is indexed in:

  • Biological Abstracts/BIOSIS
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Citebase
  • Google Scholar
  • Medline
  • PubMed and PubMed Central
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE; Journal Citation Reports)
  • SCImago
  • Scopus


Digital preservation


Articles published in Reproduction are archived in LOCKSS and Portico to ensure that these articles are preserved in the long term.