International Journal of Infertility & Fetal Medicine

by Kamini A. Rao

Aims & Scope

International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine (IJIFM) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal, aims to provide a quick diffusion of scientific knowledge to all clinicians. The journal will endorse and support continuing medical knowledge and research by publishing original research papers, case reports, systematic reviews, and debates pertaining to Assisted Reproduction, Andrology, Ebryology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Fetomaternal Medicine, Ultrasonography, Endoscopy, Epidemiology, and related Ethical, Legal and Social Issues.

The scope of the journal is relevant to obstetrics & gynaecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists, and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. It brings to them the latest developments in the field and novel insights into female and male infertility.

Ownership and Management

International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine (IJIFM) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal, launched and managed under the aegis of International Institute for Training and Research in Reproductive Health (IIRRH), and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.

Publication Frequency

International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine (IJIFM) publishes three issues per year.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine (IJIFM) provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publicly accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Copyright and Licensing

Under Creative Commons the Authors retain ownership/ copyright of their content. The authors assign exclusive commercial re-use rights of the article to the Publisher.

All open access articles published are distributed under the terms of the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International Public License as currently displayed at which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited.

Authors have to mandatorily submit the Open Access License Agreement Form when submitting the manuscript.

Articles published under this arrangement are made freely available online upon publication without subscription barriers to access. Users of such published articles are entitled to use, reproduce, disseminate, or display these articles for personal, research and educational use provided that:

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Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it at no cost and with limited restrictions with regards to reuse.  Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. The journal allows unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial), provided the article is properly attributed. All the articles are published, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website and deposited in archive and indexing databases as applicable to the journal. All articles are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), thereby making it fully citable and searchable by title, author name(s) and the full text.

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/reader/peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.

Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

Authors are encouraged to deposit the final published PDF in their institutional repository or any suitable subject repository (according to the end-user license of the article, i.e., strictly for non-commercial re-use) immediately upon publication. The deposited version should contain the URL and link to the online published version on the publisher’s website to clearly identify it as the definitive version of record. 

Abstract and Citation information

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Authors can post their preprint version on preprint servers of the authors’ choice, authors’ or institutional websites, preprint servers or preprint commenting platforms, intended for non-commercial use. When submitting the manuscript to the journal, authors must disclose all pertinent information regarding preprint publication, such as the DOI and licencing terms. The author must make sure that the preprint record is updated with a publication reference after it is published, including the DOI and a URL link to the journal website where the paper has been published.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the peer reviewed version (not the final published version) as accepted for publication by the journal that includes modifications based on reviewers’ suggestions. This version excludes copy editing and type setting changes. 

The journal does not recommend the authors to upload AM to their personal website/ institutional or other non-commercial subject-based repositories.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
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Authors may share the PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with the publisher permitting such uploading or sharing.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for more details.

Advertisement Policy
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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2229-3817
    Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10016

Kamini A. Rao
Medical Director
Milann – The Fertility Center
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Assistant Editors

Harpreet Kaur
Associate Professor
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur (H.P.)

Deepika K.
Milann - The Fertility Center,
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

SR Raajam Murali
Sr Consultant Milann
The Fertility Center Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Resident Editor

Dr Vyshnavi Rao
Senior Consultant
Milann Fertility Center, Banguluru.

Editorial Board Members
Bryan Woodward
Consultant Embryologist and Clinical Scientist
IVF Consultancy Services, Leicester, UK

Neelanjana Mukhopadhyay
Senior Consultant
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom

Vanita Suri
Professor, Head of the Department
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
PGIMER, Chandigarh , Punjab & Haryana, India

Shubha Rao Phadke
SGPGI, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Neena Malhotra
Senior Consultant
Reproductive Medicine
AIIMS Delhi India

Ratna Puri
Senior Consultant
Sri Gangaram Hospital, New delhi, India

Vatsala Dadwal
Senior Consultant
Fetal Medicine
AIIMS Delhi India

Sanjeeva Reddy
Reproductive Medicine
Sri MG Ramchandra University,Chennai, Tamil Nadu,India

Varsha Samson Roy
Senior Consultant
Manipal Advanced Fertility Cenre, Karnataka, Bangalore,India

Shalini Gainder
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Gautham Pranesh
Research Scientist
Biochemistry & Statistics
Milann - The Fertility Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Richard Kirubakaran
Research Scientist
BVMC, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Shweta Mittal
Reproductive Medicine
Sri Gangaram Hospital, New delhi, India

Ruma Satwik
Senior Consultant
Reproductive medicine
Sri Gangaram Hospital, New delhi, India

Mir Jaffar
Scientific Director
Milann—The Fertility Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sankalp Singh
Senior Consultant
Reproductive Medicine
CRAFT Hospital & Research Centre, Kodangallur, Kerala, India

Revathi Rajan
Chief Consultant
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Mirror Health Women's Health Clinic, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Sapna Ahuja
Senior Consultant
Reproductive medicine
Nuffield Health, Tunsbridge Wells Hospital,Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
International Advisory Board Members
Asim Kurjak
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School University of Zagreb, Croatia, and Head of Doctoral Studies, Medical School, University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Christopher Chen
Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist, Director of Gleneagles IVF Centre
Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore

Mandeep Singh
Professor and Head
Department of Pedodontics
PDM Dental College
Bahadurgarh, Haryana

Ashok Agarwal
Case Western Reserve University and Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA

Gamal Serour
Al-Azhar University

Henry Sathananthan
Monash University, Melbourne

Kypros Nicolaides
Kings College, London, UK

Peter R. Brinsden
Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, U.K.

P. C. Wong
Senior Consultant Head of Division Director of the Assisted Reproduction Programme in the Hospital
National University Hospital Women’s Centre

Joseph Schenker
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hadassah Medical Centre, Israel
National Advisory Board Members
Korula George
Bangalore Baptist Hospital
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Mala Arora
Chairperson; President; Director
FoGsi Quiz Committee; Faridabad Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society; Noble Hospital, India

Pratima Radhakrishnan
Manipal Hospital
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Preiti Venkatesh
Head and Consultant
Manipal Hospital
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Alex Verghese
Scientific & Laboratory Director

Jatin Shah
Director, Mumbai Fertility Clinic & IVF Centre

RS Sharma
Divison of Reproductive Biology, Maternal and Child Health,
Indian Council of Medical Research,

S. Suresh
Chief Medical Director
Mediscan Center, Chennai

J. B. Sharma
Obstetric and Gynaecology
AIIMS, New Delhi

Natachandra Chimote
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Gautam Allahabadia
IVF Consultant & Head of the Aster IVF & – Clinic
Aster IVF & – Clinic
Mumbai, Maharastra, India

S. S. Vasan
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Nutan Jain
Endoscopic Surgeon and Infertility Specialist
Vardhman Trauma and Laparoscopy Centre (P) Ltd Muzaffarnagar India

Mridhubhashni Govindrajan
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Sonal Panchal
Consultant Radiologist; Professor
Dr Nagori’s Institute for Infertility and IVF, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; Dubrovnik International University, Croatia

Manish Banker
Infertility Specialist, Director; Director; Chairperson
Nova IVI Fertility; Pulse Women’s Hospital; Scientific Committee, IFFS 2016, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Pratap Kumar
Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Deepika Deka
Chairman, Fetal Medicine and Genetics Committee (FOGSI), Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Ajit Virkud
Bhatia Hospital
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Managing Editor

Gautam Upadhyay
Managing Editor

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