Population Council Journal

Studies in Family Planning

Studies in Family Planning is a peer-reviewed, international journal publishing public health, social science, and biomedical research on sexual and reproductive health, fertility, and family planning, with a primary focus on developing countries. Each issue contains original research articles, reports, a commentary, book reviews, and a data section with findings for individual countries from the Demographic and Health Surveys. Studies in Family Planning is published quarterly.

Call for papers: Data Papers. Studies in Family Planning is pleased to announce a new article type to be included in the journal beginning in 2017. Unlike an Original Research Article reporting hypotheses and conclusions, a Data Paper describes a particular dataset (or group of datasets), including details on study design, such as sampling methods. The Data Paper aims to bring the existence of the data to the attention of the scholarly community, and may serve as a useful reference for future publications drawing on the data set. Your complete dataset should be openly available or available upon request. See our updated Author Guidelines for submission guidelines.

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Article Abstracts

Systematic reviews of mechanisms for financing family planning: An international collaboration
Authors: Craig L. Lissner, Moazzam Ali, Study Group on Contraceptive Financing Mechanisms. 2016

Paying for performance to improve the delivery and uptake of family planning in low and middle income countries: A systematic review
Authors: Claire Blacklock, Ekelechi MacPepple, Setor Kunutsor, Sophie Witter. 2016

Community-based financing of family planning in developing countries: A systematic review
Authors: Mahesh Karra, David Canning, Janice Hu, Moazzam Ali, Craig L. Lissner. 2016

How user fees influence contraception in low and middle income countries: A systematic review
Authors: Catherine Korachais, Elodie Macouillard, Bruno Meessen. 2016

Family planning vouchers in low and middle income countries: A systematic review
Authors: Benjamin Bellows, Carol Bulaya, Sophie Inambwae, Craig L. Lissner, Moazzam Ali, Ashish Bajracharya. 2016

Conditional and unconditional cash transfers to improve use of contraception in low and middle income countries: A systematic review
Authors: M.E. Khan, Avishek Hazra, Aastha Kant, Moazzam Ali. 2016

For Authors

Studies in Family Planning accepts only electronic submissions using ScholarOne Manuscripts. See updated Author Guidelines.

All other correspondence, outside manuscript submission and status of papers, should be sent to:

Studies in Family Planning
Population Council
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