Council Commentary

Studies in Family Planning Call for Papers

Studies in Family Planning is pleased to announce a new article type to be included in the journal beginning in 2017: Data Papers.

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 dataset. We continue to welcome the following types of papers: Original Research Papers, Reports, and Commentaries.

See our updated Author Guidelines for information on submissions.


Studies in Family Planning (SFP) 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. All articles are available at no cost to subscribers, and for a fee to others. View issues at this link