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’
- Health[e]Foundation’s Scientific Writing Module for assistance and guidance in the formulation and organisation of papers.
- 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.