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Women's Health

Women's Health

eISSN: 17455065 | ISSN: 17455057 | Current volume: 19 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

Women’s Health (WHE) is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal that focuses on all aspects of women's healthcare. WHE welcomes submissions on topics covering the entire lifespan of women, from childhood/adolescence to menopause and beyond. Primary research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, reviews and editorials addressing topics on any manner of scale are welcome, as are submissions from both low- and high-resource countries. Please see Aims and Scope tab for further information.

Why publish in WHE?

  • Indexed in MEDLINE, Scopus and Clarivate Analytics' ESCI
  • Included in PubMed Central
  • Open access dissemination of your article to a global audience of professionals, including decision makers
  • Rigorous single-blind peer review
  • Distinguished international editorial board

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Women’s Health (WHE) promotes inclusive, open science that reflects the disciplinary, human, and geographic diversity of the women’s health community.

Diversity as a core value embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives.

We welcome editors, editorial board members, peer reviewers and authors from all backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, races, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, mental or physical (dis)abilities, ages, career stages, socioeconomic status or any other individual status.

We are committed to continually improving our editorial and review processes whilst playing our part in eradicating bias and inequality in all forms.

Open access article processing charge (APC) information

The article processing charge for this Journal is $2,000. The article processing charge for Plain Language Summary is $4500. Authors may also choose to pay in GBP*.

The APC is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.

Submission information

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Please see the Submission Guidelines for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.


Please direct any queries to the Managing Editor, Samantha Taylor (

Women’s Health delivers the highest quality peer-reviewed, open access, original research articles, reviews, and scholarly comment on pioneering efforts and innovative research from all disciplines related to women’s health globally.

The journal is committed to publishing multidisciplinary research that spans the whole spectrum of women’s health and acknowledges women’s health research is needed by more than just cisgender women (women whose gender aligns with their assigned sex at birth). Trans men and women are often left out of women’s health conversations and non-binary, genderqueer and gender non-confirming individuals also have specific health needs that should be explored.

The Editors welcome international contributions particularly from those living in low-middle income countries.

Women’s health covers themes including but not limited to:

· Addiction

· Bone Health

· Breast Health

· Cardiovascular Health

· Contraception and Family Planning

· Disabilities

· Endocrinology

· Gender-based Violence

· Gynaecology

· Health Disparities

· Infectious Disease

· Internal Medicine

· LGBTQIA+ Health

· Menopause

· Mental Health

· Nutrition

· Obstetrics

· Oncology

· Paediatrics and Adolescent Health

· Sex and Gender Differences in Disease

· Telemedicine

· Urology

· Women’s Health and Race

The primary aim of Women’s Health is to provide universally accessible and digestible content to all stakeholders involved in women’s health. It provides a unique forum for dissemination of high-quality content applicable to researchers, clinicians and allied health practitioners, patients, social scientists, industry and government.

Review articles include expert opinion/perspective, narrative reviews and therapeutic area reviews. Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, post-marketing and health economic and pharmacoeconomic reviews are also welcomed. The appropriate EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed (e.g. CONSORT for randomized, controlled trials and PRISMA for systematic reviews/meta-analyses).

The journal adheres to a single-blind review process in which the reviewer's name is routinely withheld from the author unless the reviewer requests a preference for their identity to be revealed. Manuscripts are reviewed by at least two referees.



Managing Editor
Bushra Mahdi Sage Publications Ltd, United Kingdom
Samantha Taylor SAGE Publishing, London, UK
Assistant Managing Editor
Mahima Dua SAGE Publishing, New Delhi, India
Associate Editor - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Dr LeRoy G. Robinson, Ph.D San Francisco State University & NYU Langone Medical Center, USA
Biostatistical Editors
Dr. Ashish Awasthi Public Health Foundation of India, India
Peer Review Associate
Tanya Dobriyal Sage Publishing, Dehradun, India
Editorial Advisory Board
Dr Emily Banks The Australian National University, Australia
Dr Olivier Bruyere University of Liege, Belgium
Professor Nassib Bezerra Bueno Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
Dr Anita H Clayton University of Virginia, USA
Dr Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana
Dr Caitlin Fox-Harding Exercise Medicine Research Institute, Australia
Professor Ian Greer Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Dr. Marybec Griffin Rutgers School of Public Health, New Jersey, USA
Dr Neveen Hamdy Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Professor Waguih W. IsHak Cedars-Sinai and University of California (UCLA), USA
Jolaade Kalinowski The University of Connecticut, USA
Dr Vik Khullar St. Mary's Hospital, UK
Jessica Kiley, MD, MPH Northwestern University, IL, USA
Professor Matteo Lambertini University of Genova, Genova, Italy
Professor William L Ledger University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr E Michael Lewiecki New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center, USA
Professor Sphiwe Madiba Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa
Dr Maurie Markman Cancer Treatment Centers of America, USA
Dr Ida Martinelli Angelo Bianchi Bonomi Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Italy
Dr. Daniel Martingano Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ, USA
Dr Christine Morton Stanford University, CA, USA
Professor Jorma Paavonen University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr Santiago Palacios Palacios Institute of Woman's Health, Spain
Dr Teri Pearlstein Brown University, USA
Dr David Robertson Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Professor Lee P Shulman Northwestern University, USA
Dr Michelle P Warren Columbia University, USA
Dr Jacqueline L Wolf Harvard University, USA
Professor Mark Woodward The George Institute, Australia
Dr Rainer Zotz Heinrich Heine University Medical Center, Germany
Editorial Review Board
Elham Askari, MD Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz, Iran
Antonio Casas Barragán, PhD University of Granada (UGR), Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria (ibs.GRANADA), Granada, Spain
Pratip Chakraborty, PhD Institute of Reproductive Medicine, India
Vivian Chia-Rong Hsieh, PhD, MSc China Medical University, Taiwan
Corliss D. Heath, PhD, MPH Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau in Rockville, USA
Zoe Davey, PhD Oxford Institute of Applied Health Research, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Lance De Barry, MD San Fernando General Hospital, South West Regional Health Authority, Trinidad and Tobago
Beth Desaretz Chiatti, PhD, MSN, RN, CTN-B, CGNC, FFNMRCSI, FTNSS College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, US
Thiago Fernandes, PhD Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil
Ourlad Alzeus Gaddi Tantengco, MD, PhD University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Hadeel Ghazzawi, PhD The University of Jordan, Jordan
Dr. Mariangela Gomez F. University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Elona Greca, MD, PGDip Larkin Community Hospital, Miami, FL, US
Aklilu Habte, MPh Wachemo University, Hosanna, Ethiopia
Dereje Haile, MPH Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia
Mickiale Hailu Tekle, MSc College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Merin Jose, MD Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Daniel Joseph E. Berdida, PhD, RN, RM Northern College of Nursing, Northern Borders, Saudi Arabia
Triana Kesuma Dewi, MSc, PhD Airlangga University, Indonesia
Zeba Khanam, MS, FICMCH, FMAS VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
Iwaho Kikuchi, MD, PhD Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Zohra Lassi, PhD University of Adelaide, Australia
Alessandro Libretti, MD University Hospital Maggiore della Carità, Novara, Italy
Molly M. Jacobs, MS, PhD College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, FL, US
Lauren M. Postlewait, MD, FACS Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Hisham Mamdouh Haggag, PhD Cairo University, Egypt
Bharti Manwani, MD, PhD UTHealth Houston, Texas, USA
Salima Meherali, PhD, RN University of Alberta, USA
Carmela Mento, PhD University of Messina, Italy
Firoozeh Mirzaee, PhD Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Norhasmah Mohd Zain, PhD Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
Mubarick Nungbaso Asumah, Mphil, BsN, RGN Nurses and Midwives Training College Tamale, Ghana
Hafize OZTURK CAN-RN, PhD Ege University Faculty of health Sciences, Turkey
Vladut Sasaran, MD, PhD George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Tîrgu Mure?, Romania
Giuseppe Scibilia Hospital "Giovanni Paolo II", Italy
Jie Shen, PhD University of Virginia, USA
Yun Shen, MD Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana, US
Saeed Soliman, MD, FRCGP Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Deborah Tolulope Esan, RN, RM, RPHN, BNSc, MPH, PhD College of Health Sciences, Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria
Wen Tu, PhD University of Utah College of Nursing, US
Senahara Wake Ambo University, Ethiopia
Mitiku Wale Muluneh, MSc Debre Tabor University, Debre Tabor, Ethiopia
Wei Wang, BMed, DSc Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Zemenu Yohannes, BSc,MSc Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
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