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).

For information about the Sexually Transmitted Infections 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

Ownership Sexually Transmitted Infections is owned by BMJ
Publication model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency  8 issues per year
Launch date 1925
Digital Archives Portico, 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
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 1368-4973
Online ISSN 1472-3263

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 35%

Days to first decision: 31 days
Days from acceptance to publication: 19 days

Impact factor (JCR): 3.396
Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 1.68
Eigenfactor: 0.00852
Citescore: 6.1

2020 total content accesses: 664,330
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 2,087

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