Call for Editor-in-Chief
Women’s Reproductive Health
About the Journal
The journal Women’s Reproductive Health is currently seeking a new Editor-in-Chief with an academic background in the biomedical, psychosocial, and/or cultural aspects of reproductive health with attention to interdisciplinarity. Nominees should have some editorial experience and hold a terminal degree in a relevant field.
Women’s Reproductive Health, published quarterly by Taylor & Francis, is the official journal of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, which was founded in 1979 by a multidisciplinary group of researchers, health care providers, public policy makers, and women’s health activists, to advance feminist understandings of reproductive processes and experiences. The journal’s first issue was published in 2014, and its volumes contain empirical research, theoretical and review articles, book and media reviews, and occasional short pieces of creative writing that illuminate issues relevant to researchers, health care providers, educators, public policy planners, and health advocates. The range of appropriate topics is broad, including menarche, menstruation, menopause, pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding, miscarriage, infertility, assisted reproductive technologies, contraception and abortion, reproductive cancers, sexually transmitted infections, and disorders related to reproductive events. The journal is feminist in perspective and encourages submissions from researchers/scholars in public health, nursing, medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology, women’s studies, queer studies, the humanities, and other relevant disciplines. Its scope is transnational and interdisciplinary. See WRH’s website for more information:
The Editor’s Role:
The Editor of Women’s Reproductive Health is appointed by the Board of Directors of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR) and shall be a member in good standing during the term of office, which is negotiable (e.g., 3-6 years). The Editor is responsible for managing the manuscript review process, shaping editorial policy, and broadly championing the journal. The Editor has complete authority to accept or reject manuscripts without interference from the SMCR Board or Membership. The Editor serves as a member of the SMCR Board ex-officio and attends the Society’s Biennial Conference and Board meeting to represent the journal and answer questions.
Why Apply or Nominate someone to be the Journal Editor? Benefits of the role include:
-Becoming a leading (and highly visible) figure within your field;
-Having the opportunity to shape a quickly developing field;
-Building and extending your professional network;
-Supporting the development and publication of high impact content;
-Keeping up-to-date with research and developments in the field of reproductive health.
Nominations, including self-nominations, are welcome by March 31, 2021. Please submit a CV, 2-3 reprints of scholarly work, and a short statement of vision for the journal including ideas for
a) increasing the visibility/standing of the journal,
b) expanding the international scope of the journal, and
c) seeking out and promoting a diversity of content and perspectives.
Submit to Tomi-Ann Roberts, SMCR Past President and Chair of the WRH Editor Search Committee, at: [email protected]
Women’s Reproductive Health is dedicated to the improvement of reproductive health and well-being across the lifespan for all women. It publishes original research, theoretical and review articles, book and media reviews, and occasional short pieces of creative writing that illuminate issues relevant to researchers, health care providers, educators, and public policy planners.