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).
Sexually Transmitted Infections is owned by BMJ.
|Publication model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Frequency||8 issues per year|
|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, Scopus, Embase (Exerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar|
|Impact Factor||3.346 (2017)|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
|Acceptance Rate||22% for original research|
|Mean time from Submission to First Decision||38 days|
|Mean time from Acceptance to Publication||14 days|
Rights and permissions
BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.
The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.