Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Experimental & Clinical Assisted Reproduction (JECAR) is an open access, peer reviewed online journal that considers research into reproductive endocrinology, infertility, bioethics and the advanced reproductive technologies. JECAR publishes selected works reporting on important developments impacting the field of human reproductive medicine and surgery. 


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Submissions are initially assessed by journal staff to confirm basic article content is within the scope of the journal. Articles considered extraneous to JECAR's mission are returned to the author and do not undergo peer review. For relevant manuscripts, JECAR follows an anonymous, reviewer-blind peer review policy. Members of the JECAR Editorial Board often serve as referees, although many submissions are assessed by other experts on an invitational basis.


Publication Frequency

JECAR publishes accepted works on an immediate (independent) basis, without aggregating manuscripts into formal issues. Such articles are cited as with traditional print journals, with one exception--Since JECAR is an electronic journal, its issues are not printed and therefore have no page numbers. Instead, each article is assigned a unique number.

The following citation

                    J Exp Clin Assist Reprod 2004;1:3

refers to the third article published in Vol.1 of JECAR. As an online journal, JECAR does not have issue numbers; each volume number corresponds to a calendar year. This convention continues the citation style established by JECAR's previous publisher, BioMed Central (2004-2008).

Authors publishing in JECAR retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License. This license allows articles to be freely downloaded from the JEACR website and allows articles to be distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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JECAR Editorial Board

Richard Ajayi (Nigeria)

Gautam Allabadia (India)

Salim Basil (Luxembourg)

T. A. Bramley (United Kingdom)

Douglas T. Carrell (United States)

Janet M. Choi (United States)

Ng Soon Chye (Singapore)

P. Ronald Clisham (United States)

David P. Cohen (United States)

PonJola Coney (United States)

Anuja Dokras-Jagasia (United States)

Klaus Eichmann (Germany)

Gabriel  Fried (Sweden)

Peter G. Fedor-Freybergh (Czech Republic)

Jeffrey M. Goldberg (United States)

David S. Guzick (United States)

David Healy (Australia)

Bernhard G. Hermann (Germany)

Bruno Imthurn (Switzerland)

Emmanuel Kanavakis (Greece)

David Keefe (United States)

Louis G. Keith (United States)

Juergen Liebermann (United States)

Neal G. Mahutte (United States)

Roberto Matorras (Spain)

Zsolt Peter Nagy (United States)

Klaus-Armin Nave (Germany)

Pasquale Patrizio (United States)

Elizabeth Pritts (United States)

James Pru (United States)

Andrew Steptoe (United Kingdom)

Dale W. Stovall (United States)

Takumi Takeuchi (Japan)

Hugh S. Taylor (United States)

Zhi-Bin Tong (United States)

Professor the Lord Robert M. Winston (United Kindgom)

Tae Ki Yoon (Korea)