Reproductive Biology Insights

Aims and Scope

Reproductive Biology Insights is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal which focuses on all aspects of reproduction in vertebrates, particularly human. The journal covers the more scientific aspects of the field, with the aim of better health for parent and offspring through research and knowledge.

Standard Author Services

The journal distinguishes itself from others in the field by combining individualized author service with editorial integrity and procedural efficiency.  At every stage authors will be introduced to the staff member responsible for their paper and will receive procedural explanations and regular status updates.  The progress of authors’ papers is continually monitored by staff, and a staff member is always available to answer authors' questions.  This is reflected in our consistently positive author testimonials

  • Submission to first editorial decision including rigorous, expert peer review in average four weeks

  • Rapid publication in two to four weeks after acceptance

  • No deadlines for corrections to typeset proofs

  • Paper announcement after publication through scholarly databases, social media, and opted-in newsletters

  • Open access visibility and flexibility with no restrictions on author archiving

  • CC-BY-NC licensing to prohibit unrestricted commercial re-use, CC-BY available on request

  • Article level usage metrics (in beta)

  • Permanent availability by leading institutional libraries under CLOCKSS and LOCKSS systems

  • Proactive, professional journal staff

Optional Author Services

  • Discounted article reprints

  • English proof reading

  • Pre-submission paper-matching and editor in chief consultation

  • Pre-peer review language polishing and paper formatting

  • Video abstracts

  • Ebook on enhancing article visibility

  • Social media promotion

Current Article Processing Fees

As an open access journal authors are charged an article processing fee after acceptance for publication by the editor in chief or associate editor.  Fees do not vary based on factors like word count or use of color images, and there is no fee charged upon submission.  Current fees are given below:

  • Authors in North America: US$1699

  • Authors in Japan: ¥199,500

  • Authors in other countries: €1119

More information on article processing fees and availability of waivers and discounts are available on the article processing fees webpage.

Manuscript Types and Preparation Guidelines

Information on manuscript types accepted for peer review and guidelines for manuscript preparation are available here.  A manuscript template, sample manuscript, and pre-submission check list are available here.

Editorial Policies

All articles are subject to blind independent peer review by reviewers drawn from the journal's editorial board, volunteer peer reviewer pool, and where necessary from Pubmed.  Pubmed is used where specialized expertise is unavailable from the other sources.  Two to four peer reviewers will be used.  Editorial decisions are made by independent editors in chief or associate editors. The editorial process from peer review to first editorial decision takes three to four weeks following acceptance of each paper for peer review.

In the open access business model many editorial decisions result in a fee payment to the publisher.  Because of this we maintain a strict distinction between editorial decisions, made by editors in chief or associate editors, and business decisions.  Libertas does not make nor attempt to influence editorial decisions.  Editorial decision makers receive no incentives to make decisions leading to fee payments.

The journal is committed to high standards of integrity.  Authors are required to confirm their compliance with ethical and legal requirements upon submission.  Prior to publication all authors must provide signed confirmation of compliance. Where concerns arise the journal will apply the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines on ethical matters.


Correspondence should be sent to  Contact details for Libertas staff are available here.

Frequency of Publication

Articles are published upon completion of production.

Citing Articles

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title.  Journal [year]:[volume] [first page]-[last page]

Open Access

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution.  Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.  This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Additional Information for Authors

  • Efficient Processing: 4 Weeks Average to First Editorial Decision
  • Fair & Independent Expert Peer Review
  • High Visibility & Extensive Database Coverage
Services for Authors
What Your Colleagues Say About Reproductive Biology Insights
In my experience Reproductive Biology Insights is a model for author-friendly open access journals, combining rigorous peer review with efficient speedy processing. It has been a pleasure--and no pain--working with such a good editorial and production team.
Dr Mahmoud F. Fathalla (Assiut University, Egypt)
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