This quarterly journal is one of the most outstanding scientific journals in Iran based on the reviews made by the Commission for Medical Journals affiliated to Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The journal used to be published in the Persian language with English abstracts from January 2000 to October 2009 but it has been fully published in English afterwards.
The main scope of JRI is to publish genuine basic and clinical studies, in the field of reproduction, fertility and infertility. The journal is devoted to the publication of all materials related to life sciences domestically and internationally. Although, research articles on reproduction, fertility and infertility are the main focus of this journal, but a wide array of subjects are published, including research on reproductive gynecology, reproductive medicine, gynecologic cancers affecting fertility, reproductive endocrinology, reproductive physiology, immunology, genetics, pathology, andrology, prenatal and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, sexually transmitted infections, reproductive law and bioethics, epidemiological and psychological studies concerning reproduction and infertility.
In fact, the main objective of the Journal is publication of high quality articles that bear novel ideas or new findings and add to the sum of human knowledge. Rejection of more than 50% of the submitted articles depicts the meticulous selection process practiced in this journal for choosing the best articles available.
Most members of the editorial board of this journal are highly qualified specialists in a variety of fields chosen on the basis of their research backgrounds from different universities and research centers in various countries.
This journal has been previously indexed in most domestic databases, as well as international ones such as PubMed, SCOPUS, PubMed Central, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), CAB Abstracts, Global Health, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR), Index Copernicus and Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC).
JRI provides free full-text, online access to its articles worldwide and to its digital scientific content as it has adopted a free access policy. All the past issues are accessible in the journal’s archive section. The enthusiasts can search articles by selecting related keywords in the "Index by Keywords" or find authors’ names in the "Index by Authors" section.
The journal’s requirements for manuscript submissions are based on the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and authors are encouraged to declare any Conflicts of Interest. Being a member of Publication Ethics Committee (COPE), the journal’s Policy on Plagiarism is very strict and any practice of plagiarism will not be tolerated.
The journal’s Peer-Review Policy is a democratic and authors may suggest or exclude peer-reviewers for their work when they submit their articles. The journal’s instructions for authors are available on its website and online submission of articles is necessary to send manuscripts.