Aims and scope

Sexually Transmitted Infections is the world’s longest running international journal on sexual health. It aims to keep practitioners, trainees and researchers up to date in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all STIs and HIV. The journal publishes original research, descriptive epidemiology, evidence-based reviews and comment on the clinical, public health, sociological and laboratory aspects of sexual health from around the world. We also publish educational articles, letters and other material of interest to readers, along with podcasts and other online material. STI provides a high quality editorial service from submission to publication.

STI is an official journal of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).

Editorial Board

For information about the Sexually Transmitted Infections Editor-in-Chief Anna Maria Geretti and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


Sexually Transmitted Infections is owned by BMJ.

Journal information

Publication model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency  8 issues per year
Launch date 1925
Digital Archive LOCKSS
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
Impact Factor 3.396 (2019)
CiteScore 6.1 (2019)
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 1368-4973
Online ISSN 1472-3263

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance Rate 36%
Time from Submission to First Decision 40 days
Time from Acceptance to Publication 20 days

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