Acceptance rate:
Time to first decision:
7 days
Time to first decision with review:
52 days*
Acceptance to publication:
26 days*
Impact factor:

Aims and scope

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) keeps clinicians and researchers up to date on the transmission, prevention, diagnosis, natural history and treatment of STIs and HIV. This includes existing and emerging infections where sexual transmission plays a role, as well as related aspects of sexual health. The journal publishes original research, reviews, editorials and correspondence on the clinical, translational, laboratory, public health and sociological aspects of infections from around the world. STI also publishes a blog and podcasts to promote wider communication and dissemination of new developments in the field.
STI is an official journal of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH). For information about the Editor-in-Chief Anna Maria Geretti and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

Sexually Transmitted Infections is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and  Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.

Journal information

Sexually Transmitted Infections is owned by BMJ
Publication model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
8 issues per year
Launch date
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Extended; BIOSIS Reviews, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Exerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Peer review model: Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 31%
Speed Time to first decision without review (median): 7 days Time to first decision with review (median): 52 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 26 days
Impact Impact Factor category: Infectious Diseases Impact factor (JCR): 3.6 Impact Factor rank: 52/96 5 Year Impact Factor: 3.5 Journal Citation Indicator: 0.69 Eigenfactor Score: 0.00678 Citescore: 5.9 Citescore rank: 99/304 SciMago Journal Rank: 1.185
Reach Total content views: 562,947 Total Altmetric mentions: 846
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The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV - BASHH - was formed through the merger, in 2003, of the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases (MSSVD, established 1922) and the Association for Genitourinary Medicine (AGUM, established 1992).
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