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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.
Sexually Transmitted Infections is owned by BMJ
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Peer Review Model
Peer review model: Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Journal Statistics 2022
Acceptance rate: 34%
Speed Time to first decision without review (median): 6 days Time to first decision with review (median): 66 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 24 days
Impact Impact Factor category: Infectious Diseases Impact factor (JCR): 4.199 Impact Factor rank: 50/95 5 Year Impact Factor: 3.897 Journal Citation Indicator: 0.74 Eigenfactor Score: 0.00772 Citescore: 5.9 Citescore rank: 84/295 SciMago Journal Rank: 1.197
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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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