Themed Issues

Published: 30 May 2017

Every January BJOG publishes a themed issue containing papers related to a carefully selected topic. All papers have passed BJOG’s high editorial standards, overseen by a team of BJOG and guest Editors. 


Each issue is free to view for the first 3 months, and then 1 year after publication. The submission deadline for each issue is 30th April the previous year, and papers can be submitted at http://bjog.allentrack.net. Papers published in our themed issues usually have higher citations, because of the extra promotion these issues receive.


Being included in the issue does not delay online publication; if your paper is accepted it will be published online (with a DOI) as soon as it is ready, and then published in print in January. If inclusion in the themed issue will cause a considerable difference between the online and print publication date then we will publish your paper in a regular issue of BJOG.



On occasion we will dedicate standard issues to a given theme or topic to, for example, coincide with a particular conference or significant event in the Women’s Health calendar. Look out for our call for papers for these issues at the top of this page

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