Information For Authors
Aims and Scopes
Women’s Health Reports is a fully Open Access journal and publishes peer-reviewed articles on a broad range of topics related to the optimal care for women around the globe from adolescence through late adulthood with an emphasis on clinical papers, translational research, and health promotion and wellness. The Journal will publish online only and on a continuous cycle using an Open Access format. Please read all instructions below before submitting your paper.
All submitting authors are required to complete their submissions using an ORCID identifier. Please visit the ORCID website for more information, or to register.
Article Publication Charges (APCs)
Women’s Health Reports is a fully Open Access journal. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is $1450.00 USD.
Open Access and Copyright
All articles published in Women’s Health Reports are made freely and permanently accessible on the Publisher’s website upon publication without access or subscription charges, embargo periods, or user registration.
Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) will sign an Open Access Licensing Agreement. Authors of articles published in the Journal will be the copyright holders and a Creative Commons CC BY license will be applied. For more information, please read the full Creative Commons CC BY license.
For authors who are U.S. government employees or who are prevented from being copyright holders, Liebert Open Access can accommodate non-standard copyright. For more information, please contact our Open Access Manager at OpenAccess@liebertpub.com
Letters to the Editor
Women's Health Reports will consider Letters to the Editor commenting on the scientific content of an article published in the Journal. Letters should not exceed 400-500 words of text and five (5) references. One figure OR table is permitted. Letters submitted for publication must be original and must not be submitted to any other publication simultaneously.
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- Authorship is to be determined prior to submission of any manuscript.
- All authors listed on a submitted manuscript should be responsible for a significant part of the manuscript.
- All authors and co-authors should have taken part in writing the manuscript, reviewing it, and revising its intellectual and technical content.
- Any author whose name appears on a paper assumes responsibility and accountability for the results.
- CLICK HERE to see AUTHORSHIP QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES for definitions and further detailed information.
Papers should contain original data concerning the course (prognosis), cause (etiology), diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or economic analysis of a clinical disorder or an intervention to improve the quality of healthcare.
When you are ready to submit your manuscript for peer review, be prepared to:
• Enter the title of the article (be sure to read the section entitled, "Create and Effective Title" below)
• Enter the full names and institutional affiliations of ALL authors and their correlating institutional
affiliations and e-mail addresses
• Identify the corresponding author
• Enter a running title of no more than 45 characters (including spaces)
• Provide a structured Abstract of no more than 250 words, stating the background, methods, results
(including the sample size), and conclusions drawn from the study.
• Enter 3–5 keywords or phrases for identifying areas of expertise for peer review
• Enter 3–5 search terms for discoverability in search engines
• Supply the names and valid institutional e-mail addresses of at least five potential preferred
reviewers familiar with the field. Please ensure that preferred reviewers are not from your university
or institution with whom you have collaborated. Anyone whom the author does not want to be
considered should also be named as a non-preferred reviewer, however, ultimate reviewer selection
is at the Editor’s discretion.
• Confirm that the material has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Preparing Your Paper
All manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (see http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/manuscript-preparation/).
Prepare text of manuscripts, double spaced, in Microsoft Word. The order of items in the manuscript is: title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, authorship confirmation statement, author disclosures, references, and correspondence address. Number each page, including the title page, consecutively.
Labels all file names with the corresponding author’s last name followed by the file type (i.e.: (JonesMainText; JonesTables; JonesFig1; JonesFig2). Use only alphanumeric characters; do not use spaces, symbols or underscores.
Create an Effective Title
• Manuscript titles should be brief, contain key terms, and clearly identify the purpose of the work
• Manuscript titles should be not exceed 15 words. Exceptions can be made with the Editor’s approval
• Manuscript titles should be direct and to the point. Remember that the journal has a global readership,
so clear and concise non-vernacular language is most effective
• Avoid the use of specific locations in the title
• Do not use proprietary/trademarked names in the title
• Do not use acronyms in the title unless they are universally recognized and accepted
NOTE: The title page of your submission must be included as part of your main text document (not as a separate file).
• Maximum word count is 4,000. (Word count does NOT include the title, authors/affiliations,
abstract, acknowledgments, disclosures, author contribution statements, funding information, figure
legends, or tables.)
• In general, the text should be organized under the headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods,
Results, Discussion, and Conclusions.
• Use only standard abbreviations, which can be found in the AMA’s Manual for Authors & Editors, 10/e,
or the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual. At first usage of a defined term in the abstract and
then again at the first usage in the text, spell out full terminology followed by its abbreviation(s) in
parentheses. Thereafter, use only the abbreviation.
• It is not necessary to spell out standard units of measure (seconds, hours, days, etc.). Follow the
AMA 10/e style for these abbreviations.
• Use generic names for drugs if possible. If you wish to use a proprietary drug name the first time it
appears, use the generic name followed by the proprietary name, manufacturer, and location in
The author should acknowledge only those people and their institutions that have made significant contributions to the study. CLICK HERE to view AUTHORSHIP QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES for definitions and detailed information.
Authorship Confirmation Statement(s) and Disclosure Statement(s)
IMPORTANT: Please upload individual files of all manuscript material as described herein — do NOT upload a single PDF file containing of all files for the paper. Once all appropriate files are uploaded to Manuscript Central, the system will automatically create a single PDF proof for the peer-review process.
The reference list must be prepared double spaced in Word and numbered consecutively as they are cited in the text (using superscript numbers). References appearing for the first time in tables and figures must be numbered in sequence with those cited in the text where the table or figure is mentioned. Use journal abbreviations as provided by PubMed/Medline. List all authors when there are six or less. When there are more than six, list the first three, followed by et al. If references to personal communications or unpublished data are used, they are not to be in the list of references. They should be referred to in the text in parentheses: (A.B. Smith, personal communication). Include among the reference any papers that have been accepted for publication but not yet published; identify the name of publication and add "In Press." The maximum number of references may not exceed 100.
Sample reference styles:
• Journal paper with up to six authors:
Guan HB, Wei Y, Wang LL, Qiao C, Liu CX. Prenatal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use and associated risk for gestational hypertension and preeclampsia: a meta-analysis of cohort studies. J Womens Health 2018;27:791-800.
• Journal paper with more than six authors:
Campbell JC, Anderson JC, McFadgion A, et al. The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence and Probable Traumatic Brain Injury on Central Nervous System Symptoms. J Womens Health. 2018;27:761-767.
Hornstein T, Schwerin JL. Biology of Women, 5th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning; 2012.
• Chapter in a book:
Kilty M, Greenberger HM, Desvarieux M. Women and cardiovascular disease. In: Epidemiology of Women's Health (Senie RT, ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. 2013; pp. 413–426.
For Users of EndNote
Currently, Women's Health Reports is not yet listed in EndNote, however, you may use this output style. NOTE: The publisher of Women's Health Reports does not provide technical support for EndNote. If you have questions or need assistance, click on the Support tab on EndNote's website for assistance.
Figures should be numbered in the order cited in the text. Cite figures consecutively in the manuscript. Any identifying patient information must be removed and anonymized. Images should not show the name of a manufacturer. Maximum figures in a submission is six (6). See the next section for guidance on figure legends.
Please follow these guidelines for figure submission:
• Do not include any figures or tables in the main text file.
• Do not prepare any figures in Word as they are not workable.
• Line illustrations must be submitted at a minimum of 900 DPI.
• Halftones and color photos should be submitted at a minimum of 300 DPI.
• Avoid submitting PowerPoint and Excel files.
• Save art as either TIFF or EPS files. (Avoid submitting JPEG files as their resolution is typically
• Color art must be saved as CYMK not RGB.
Each supplied figure must have a figure legend. Prepare a single Word document, double spaced, of all figure legends and upload it under the file category, “Figure Legends.” Be sure to define any abbreviations, symbols, arrows, etc., that appear in the figure(s).
If a figure is being adapted or reused from a previously published source, permission from the original copyright holder must be secured, an appropriate credit line must be included in the figure legend, and the source(s) should be included in the reference list in addition to being appropriately cited within the text.
Prepare all tables in one Word file and be sure to provide a title for each table. Cite tables in sequence in the text. Explain abbreviations used in the body of the table as table footnotes.
If a table is being adapted or reused from a previously published source, permission from the original copyright holder must be secured, an appropriate credit line must be included in the table footnotes, and the source(s) should be included in the reference list in addition to being appropriately cited within the text.
NOTE: Supplemental Information, if provided, will not be copyedited or typeset; it will be posted online as supplied.)
At the end of the manuscript, provide the name and complete address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent.
Materials taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from the original copyright holder allowing permission to the Journal for reproduction. Obtain and submit written permission from authors to cite unpublished data or papers still in press. Include appropriate information in corresponding figure and/or table legends, crediting the original source. Authors are responsible for securing any reused or repurposed material, as well as any fees incurred for such material.
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