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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


  1. Type of Articles

The Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health (EJRH) publishes original articles, review articles, short reports, program briefs, and commentaries on reproductive health issues in Ethiopia, and the African region. The ERHJ aims at creating a forum for the reproductive health community to disseminate best practices, and relevant information on reproductive health.

 Original Articles: Articles reporting on original research using quantitative and/or qualitative studies could be submitted to EJRH.

 Review Articles: Review articles on all aspects of reproductive health issues could be considered for publication in the EJRH.

 Commentaries: Commentaries on any aspects of reproductive health in Ethiopia or the African region will be considered for publication in the EJRH.

 Program Briefs: A one or two pages of description of a program run by governmental or non-governmental organizations could be submitted for publication. These briefs should give short summaries about the objectives, strategies for implementation, and expected outputs of programs that are executed by different organizations.

 Short Reports: Preliminary research findings or interesting case studies could be presented in a summarized form to the journal. 

  1. Uniform Requirements

In order to fulfill uniform requirements for the journal, the following instructions have to be followed by authors:

The manuscript should be a total of 3000 to 4000 words.

Manuscript layout: Manuscripts should be written in English and typed double-spaced leaving generous margins. Pages should be consecutively numbered. The body of the manuscript should be organized under appropriate headings and sub-headings such as introduction, methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, and references.

Title page: The title page should have title of the article; name of each author and institutional affiliation, and address of the corresponding author.

Abstracts: is it not more than 250 words? Does it summarize the background, objective, methods, major findings and conclusions?

Tables and Figures: All tables and figures should be submitted on separate sheets of paper and be clearly labeled in the order of their citation in the text. A reader should be able to read only the tables and easily understand all information without reading the text.

References: References have to be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. References must also follow the Vancouver system.

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