It is my pleasure to write an introduction to Volume 2 of Fertility & Reproduction (F&R). The journal has just turned one year old and it is a good time to review our first year of publication, and what we have achieved.
During our first year, we had 52 papers submitted, and of these 31 were accepted and published. These included ten reviews, on varied topics from an “Update On Zika Virus” to the “Historical Review Of The Steroid Hormones Used In Oral Contraceptives”. The original research articles varied from research on “Why Women Delayed Childbirth”, to the study of “Sperm Chromatin”, and the “Reproductive Outcome In Women Who Conceive With PCOS”. If you are a regular reader, I am sure that there have been many articles of interest for you.
In the near future, F&R strives to be included on the PubMed listings. The application will be a long process as there are many stages involved. However, together with our team of Associate Editors and Reviewers, the editorial team are committed to push F&R to greater heights.
In order to reach our goal, we would like to encourage researchers and academic clinicians to submit your work so we have a chance of publishing it. Without submissions of papers there can be no journal. We are unique, in that your abstract will be published in the natural language of the author if this is not English, so you can share your work with your local colleagues in their natural language.
So, I would ask you as part of the Asia Pacific scientific community to support our own journal, and let’s get it up there with the leading journals in reproductive medicine.
We are now accepting manuscripts for our upcoming issue, Vol 2 Issue 3. Do submit your manuscripts to us early!
Submission deadline for F&R Vol 2 Issue 3: 11th September.2020
Professor Gab Kovacs
Fertility & Reproduction (The Official Journal of ASPIRE)