Acceptance Rate


Time to first decision

31 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

19 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

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%

Time to first decision: 31 days (mean)
Time from acceptance to publication: 19 days (mean)

Impact Factor category: Infectious Diseases
Impact factor (JCR): 3.519
Impact Factor rank: 47/92
5 Year Impact Factor: 3.783
Journal Citation Indicator: 0.96
Eigenfactor Score: 0.00819
Citescore: 6.4
Citescore rank: 52/288
SciMago Journal Rank: 1.893

2020 total content views: 664,332
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 2,087

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