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Open Access Journal of Contraception

ISSN: 1179-1527

The following Article Collection/ Thematic Series is currently open for submissions:

Complexities in contraception

Dove Medical Press is pleased to invite you to submit your research to an upcoming Thematic Series on “Complexities in contraception”, edited by Editor-in-Chief Professor Igal Wolman in the Open Access Journal of Contraception.

Upon submission, please use the promo code ZKTCB for 20% off the advertised article processing charge and indicate that your manuscript will be considered for the Thematic Series of “Complexities in contraception”. The deadline for manuscripts is the 31st of May 2024.

For any enquiries, please email Darcy Hodge, Commissioning Editor at [email protected]

About the Thematic Series

In the modern world, contraception forms a regular part of life and medical care to cover a range of symptoms, preventative needs and additional concerns. With a wealth of choice in contraceptive care, it seems probable that complexities arise. This Thematic Series will investigate how medication-based contraceptives compare against Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives, in terms of their efficacy, safety and use to treat multiple aspects of reproductive health. How do contraceptives go beyond their physical effects to affect psychological wellbeing? Moreover, when regular contraception fails, the efficacy of emergency contraception will also require consideration.

An additional complexity includes access to contraceptive devices, while it is a regular part of life, it is not as easily accessible for all. This series will also investigate the demographics influencing the accessibility of contraception and the consequences to health and wellbeing when inaccessible. Beyond geographical and physical accessibility, the perception and attitudes towards contraception may form a significant part of access. How does knowledge affect outcomes when on the topic of contraception? Does this change when focus shifts to more permanent forms of contraception, or alternative methods of contraception, including male hormonal contraception.

Even still, complexities can arise when considering the individual and their contraceptive method of choice. Responsiveness can differ by age, or by life cycle, perhaps even the influence of pre-existing comorbidities can add to the complexities of contraception. Additional factors beyond the individual, including policies and attitudes towards delivering contraception, can affect the amount of choice provided. How about the impacts of discontinuing contraception and the effect it has on patients? All of these aspects of contraception combined can prompt the need for best practices within reproductive healthcare, of which this series intends to highlight.

The journal is seeking original submissions and review articles on the following topics related to contraception and related issues:

• Comparative effectiveness of contraception methods (e.g., medication, LARCs)
• Safety and efficacy of contraceptive devices and use in multiple contexts
• Physical and psychological side effects of contraception, including emergency contraception
• Developments in contraceptive technologies
• Global disparities in accessing contraception and treatment of side effects
• Consequences of lacking accessibility
• Attitudes towards and knowledge about contraception and reproductive health
• Permanent contraception and associated attitudes, risk factors and best practices
• Advances in male hormonal contraception
• Effects and outcomes of discontinuing contraception
• Best clinical practices for reproductive health practitioners

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Editor-in-Chief: Professor Igal Wolman

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What is the advantage to you of publishing in the Open Access Journal of Contraception?

  • It is an open access journal which means that your paper is available to anyone in the world to download for free directly from the Dove website.
  • Unlike many traditional journals, your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space. We are an electronic journal and there are no limits on the number or size of the papers we can publish.
  • The time from submission to a decision being made on a paper can, in many journals, take some months and this is very frustrating for authors. Open Access Journal of Contraception has a quicker turnaround time than this. Generally peer review is complete within 3-4 weeks and the editor’s decision within 2-14 days of this. It is therefore very rare to have to wait more than 6 weeks for first editorial decision.
  • Many authors have found that our peer reviewer’s comments substantially add to their final papers.

To recover our editorial and production costs and continue to provide our content at no cost to readers we charge authors or their institution an article publishing charge.

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Yours sincerely

Professor Igal Wolman
Open Access Journal of Contraception

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