One of the most important aspects of SRHM’s editorial policy is to provide support to authors whose papers have valuable and cutting edge information to share but which need editing and revision to reach the standard required for peer review publication. This often consists of giving detailed suggestions on how to improve a paper prior to peer review. Following review, the editor offers additional detailed comments that focus on the language, structure and/or organisation of a paper as well as content. After finalisation by the authors and acceptance, detailed copy editing is carried out. This mentoring policy has served to support a large pool of authors and it has been particularly important for authors from Global South countries.
Through its capacity building activities SRHM aims to support the development of a stronger and more diverse cadre of researchers, program and policy makers, service delivery providers who publish, disseminate and use rights and evidence based knowledge in the field of SRHR.
- Taylor and Francis ‘Author Services’
- Authoraid provides resources and guidelines for researchers and authors in low and middle income countries.
- Equator Network ensures the quality and transparency of health research with reporting guidelines for various study types.
- Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) guidelines encourages systematic reporting of sex and gender in research.
The Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation (OPTions) Initiative has $250K grants available for 18 – 24 months for bold ideas that a) develop and test next generation methods of abortion and b) increase access to existing methods of abortion in low- and middle-income countries. Innovators that can bring a novel perspective to the safe abortion space are particularly encouraged to apply. Please find further details on the areas of focus, eligibility criteria, and application portal in the Request for Proposals. Applications will be accepted in English or French until April 14 2020, 3:00 pm ET.